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Recently completed IT Projects

 

Ihotdesk has a long-standing track-record of delivering IT and telephony projects of various sizes on time and within budget, from simple upgrades to major wide area and local area network design and implementation projects for a diverse range of customers including:

 

Social Enterprise
Design and implimetation of cloud hosted virtual desktop and server infrastucture solution. Comprisng of Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, KMS, Windows 7, Office 2010, SQL, Sharepoint, Remote Desktop Services (VDI), APP-V, Exchange 2010 & MS Endpoint Security. Supplimented with HP thnin client terminals throughout the estate. 
Recruitment
Migration of existing services to third party hosted desktop environment. Implimeted new mobile working solution to allow remote access to office based resources, including desktop, databases, and telecoms services.
PR & Marketing
Migration of 500 users worldwide to a third party cloud hosted email solution, with support for Blackberry devices, iPhones & iPads. Suplimented with MS Sharepoint and MS Lync.
Education
Migration from Windows Server 2003 environment with 7 physical servers to new Windows Server 2012 virtual environment, with 2 Virtual Host Servers, new SAN and Hyper-V failover.
Education

Storage Area Network (SAN) implemented to cater for the growth of the students documents, ensuring secure storage for their course work. Implementation of Citrix remote desktop soloution for external access to office applications and Sims. Development of progress tracking system to monitor and report on student progess. Implementation of 4 new ICT suites, comprising of 128 PC's, smartboards and audio/visual facilites. Implementation of a Mitel VoIP telephone system for over 180 people across two sites in the UK. Migration from existing system. Benefits included integration with software applications, call logging, homeworking and free intercompany calls.

Recruitment
Migration from Exchange 2003 server to Exchange 2007 server for 250 mail boxes. Latest Microsoft Exchange 2007 technology provides new data replication capabilities; access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, anytime; Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2007 provides a rich, Outlook 2007-like experience in a browser.
Architects Practice
Bespoke software development to provide an automated email interceptor plug-in to Microsoft Outlook, to ensure all in-bound and out-bound emails relating to projects are filed automatically. Development of a Timesheet and Expense reporting system. Large scale migration of servers from Windows 2003 to windows 2008, upgrade of Microsoft Exchange from 2007 to 2010 and implementation of a HP SAN environment to cope with ever increasing data storage requirements.
Consultancy - Engineering
Large scale server migration for an international consultancy firm, this included a restructure of companywide data prior to centralising and consolidating the server infrastructure using VMware running on DELL servers and SAN. This project also included the implementation of a UK MPLS network and online backup facility utilising Asigra software to a warm standby site for Business Continuity. The project has reduced data duplication, enabled staff to locate files quickly from any location and has reduced ongoing support and management requirements.
Education

Storage Area Network (SAN) implemented to cater for the growth of the students documents, ensuring secure storage for their course work. Implementation of Citrix remote desktop soloution for external access to office applications and Sims. Development of progress tracking system to monitor and report on student progess. Implementation of 4 new ICT suites, comprising of 128 PC's, smartboards and audio/visual facilites. Implementation of a Mitel VoIP telephone system for over 180 people across two sites in the UK. Migration from existing system. Benefits included integration with software applications, call logging, homeworking and free intercompany calls.

Recruitment
Migration from Exchange 2003 server to Exchange 2007 server for 250 mail boxes. Latest Microsoft Exchange 2007 technology provides new data replication capabilities; access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, anytime; Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2007 provides a rich, Outlook 2007-like experience in a browser.
Employment
Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel skills analysis and thereafter customised training for 150 people. ihotdesk have an on-line skills assessment tool that allows us to group appropriate skill levels together. On-site training provided for groups of 8 people. Improved productivity and motivation of staff.
Finance
Office relocation for a Corporate Finance firm, including the design and overview of the build of the comms room. Project management of the network installation and actual physical relocation of the computer and telephone systems. We have also recently completed a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 for around 50 of their staff.

Finance

Development and testing of a Disaster Recovery procedure for a financial services client. Included remote access to a virtual desktop of their critical systems within 24 hours. ihotdesk host the clients warm start recovery and perform six monthly tests.

Healthcare (NHS Trust)

Roll out of Avaya Communication Manager with a Media Server in the Head Office for 400 users and remote sites connected via VoIP. The distributed system will enable free calls between all locations and centralised operators. They will also benefit from a single directory for all users connected.
Housing
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 setup for a small business of 20 people, migrating from a legacy system. Included the refresh of network hardware. Improve the productivity of the business through the use of latest Microsoft applications.
Marine Consultancy and Ocean Engineering
Implementation of a Mitel VoIP telephone system for over 180 people across three offices in the UK. Migration from an Avaya IP office system. Benefits included integration with software applications and free intercompany calls.

Property

Implementation and development of SharePoint Portal server which has improved the document management for this company with over 20 UK offices and offices in India. It also acts as a communication channel for internal news and people to collaborate.

Retail (Luxury)

Citrix and thin client terminals have allowed two retail clients to simplify their day to day support and improve the productivity of around 200 staff. ihotdesk migrated several line of business applications including creating a virtual desktop for their people to work from any of their boutiques/stores.

Security (International)

Upgrade of disk storage and separation of Exchange server databases to accommodate worldwide time zones, which provides maintenance windows outside of core business hours.

Technology

Rationalisation of 18 physical network servers to just 5, through the implementation of VMware. Provided savings for maintenance, rack space and power; also lower cost of support.

 

If you are looking for Software or Application Development in London, or throughout the United Kingdom, and would like to meet with one of our consultants for a no-obligation discussion please call us on 020 7392 1600, email us at info@ihotdesk.com