Integral

Cost-effective connectivity

enhancing business agility

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As a result of unifying the WAN for core sites; implementing managed ADSL for our smaller offices, internet access and firewalls; it is estimated that we will make a significant cost saving of over £100k with the new Daisy network

Mick Williams, Group Information Services Manager at Integral

The Background

Integral is one of the largest independent providers of property maintenance services in the UK. The company provides both planned preventative and reactive maintenance to over 1,600 clients in 40,000 locations.

The Challenge

Prior to contacting Daisy, Integral already had the necessary telecommunications services in place to provide employees at varying sites with the business-critical information they need. However, with the amount of information increasing all the time, Integral wanted to ensure that the data being transmitted between the business’ central hub and its employees was doing so through a secure and reliable service.

The Solution

Following an assessment of Integral’s requirements, Daisy suggested that the business’ existing network – Wide Area Network (WAN), firewalls, internet access and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) – could be amalgamated into a cohesive solution which would both provide a better and more manageable service while reducing operating costs.

Daisy worked quickly to tailor its service to meet the customer’s needs, and by implementing the core service over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) with Ethernet First Mile (EFM) access, it provided the customer with a much more scalable solution allowing for future growth. With managed ADSL service for small and remote offices, Integral now has the high bandwidth it needs to transmit all the data required wherever and whenever the business needs it. To provide extra security, Integral chose to embed its firewalls into Daisy’s network, which is located in a highly secure location.

The Result

Daisy provided Integral with an end-to-end solution, incorporating design, project management and implementation, to give the customer a network solution which is more reliable and easier
to manage.

Through the upgrade, Daisy unified the customer’s separate components to provide one simple communications solution.

The customer no longer needs separate internet access as this is provided over the new WAN, reducing the need for additional firewalls making the solution more secure and manageable, as well as reducing the cost.Mick Williams, Group Information Services Manager at Integral said: “As a result of unifying the WAN for core sites; implementing managed ADSL for our smaller offices, internet access and firewalls; it is estimated that we will make a significant cost saving of over £100k with the new Daisy network.”

Mick Williams, Group Information Services Manager at Integral said: “As a result of unifying the WAN for core sites; implementing managed ADSL for our smaller offices, internet access and firewalls; it is estimated that we will make a significant cost saving of over £100k with the new Daisy network.”

Through the thorough project management from Daisy’s staff, the business collaborated closely with the customer and the customer’s existing provider to ensure a smooth transition to the updated network, minimising any disruption to business.

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Andrew Frost

About Andrew Frost

Andrew Frost is the Head of Marketing Communications at Daisy SMB Services, the UK’s #1 independent provider of IT, communications and cloud services. He is passionate about creating engaging and informative digital content that adds value and demonstrates ROI.