Magna Housing Group

The latest technology

enhancing business quality

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The new system has enabled us to work as one team, regardless of where people are based in the country. The better management and improved speed of our new network has made a real difference to the way we can work and is helping us to drive business efficiency.

David Connoley, Group Head of IT at Magna

The Background

Magna is a group of housing related organisations, incorporating Magna Housing Association, Magna West Somerset and Magna Housing Group Ltd.

Magna provides and manages over 9,000 good quality affordable homes to rent and buy across the south west of England and also provides housing and care related services to its customers.

The Challenge

Magna operates a number of regional offices and needed to centralise IT services, improve efficiency across the business and start to put in place a network that was capable of running VoIP.

With older systems currently connecting their various regional offices, there was a real need to introduce a faster and more ‘joined up’ way of working across the different locations.

The Solution

Daisy installed a MPLS network connecting all its main sites via ethernet circuits into a private MPLS cloud with a central internet break out. The smaller sites were also connected via ADSL allowing VPN access into the network.

This means that all IT services are now centralised from Magna’s main office in Dorchester and all regional offices are able to access all the data they need remotely.

The core network is fully Quality of Service (QoS) enabled. Magna chose to have three levels of service at the four main offices – 20% premium traffic, 30% enhanced and 50% standard data.

The Result

Magna now has a fully activated VoIP phone system and has centralised all IT services to its main office location in Dorchester.

David Connoley, Group Head of IT at Magna said: “The new system has enabled us to work as one team, regardless of where people are based in the country. The better management and improved speed of our new network has made a real difference to the way we can work and is helping us to drive business efficiency.”

The Future

Magna is a large business, so Daisy’s ongoing working partnership with Magna Housing ensures that its continual development is met and reflected in the changing needs of its network.

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Duncan Gosling

About Duncan Gosling

Duncan Gosling is a Marketing Manager at Daisy Corporate Services.