The Business Drivers
Oasis began its journey to Office 365 around three years ago, initially moving on-premise email infrastructure to the cloud. Following a successful migration of their email platform, they wanted to expand modern workplace adoption to tap into the new solutions and initiatives that the broader Microsoft 365 portfolio could offer. Oasis was also keen to address the imminent and future security risks to protect their organisation, staff, customers and ultimately, the brand.
Richard Surman, Head of IT at Oasis explains: “It was obvious we weren’t leveraging the full Microsoft 365 solution and we wanted to limit the potential for security risks.”
Why Trustmarque was selected as a partner
As a highly respected Microsoft partner, and one of only 12 Microsoft UK FastTrack partners, Trustmarque was recommended to Oasis and Warehouse by Microsoft directly. Former sister brand Karen Millen also provided a “very strong endorsement”, says Richard, following a successful project onboarding Office 365 across the organisation.
Trustmarque had a thorough understanding of all products available under the Oasis and Warehouse online services suite and how to utilise them in order to deliver maximum benefit in conjunction with existing Microsoft online services. We were able to clearly demonstrate how we would layer this with our deep Microsoft expertise to provide both technical and consultative support in the complex world of licensing, security and user adoption.
The engagement began with an initial consultation and Microsoft 365 Security Risk Assessment followed by the delivery of Trustmarque’s FastTrack Ready Service. The service included a dedicated FastTrack Manager who was able to work with Oasis and Warehouse on their migration and adoption roadmap. They have successfully migrated approximately 3000 users across the company to Office 365 and are now drawing on Trustmarque as a consultative partner to provide expert advice on the most cost-effective way to consume the online services so they can manage the adoption in-house.
Richard commented: “It’s great to have the reassurance that we have a fleet of professionals behind us that we can call on to assist. Trustmarque clearly has the experience to support whenever we need it.”
Sustained collaboration through engagement with the Trustmarque FastTrack Manager also led to identification of Microsoft Intune as the most effective business solution for Oasis and Warehouse.