According to James, PRISM was born out of a desire to improve internal Trustmarque reporting processes, but it was quickly identified as being a valuable solution for customers in both the public and private sectors.
“The idea of PRISM originally came around 1.5 years ago when I was attempting to automate a lot of the reporting the team produces,” he comments. “It started out in the form of scripts that would take in data and produce organised reports. Further down the road, this evolved to utilise Microsoft PowerBI and expanded as I taught myself how to use the application.
“Following a successful project with an existing customer – and also because the team at Trustmarque is investing more into our PowerBI capabilities – I was able to get approval to increase my development time on the project. Taking the idea of bringing in data for multiple sources and expanding it into several different paths, PRISM was spawned.”
PRISM has been shown to a variety of Trustmarque’s Managed Services customers and internal sales teams and has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, enabling Trustmarque’s ITAM team to strengthen their overall services. With in-depth analytics and reporting now a key component of the ITAM offering, they can now provide a holistic approach to dynamic IT asset management.
A true “Local Hero”
It’s not the first time James has been recognised for his work on PRISM. He recently won the Capita Local Hero Awards for Design and Innovation. The awards are about celebrating staff achievement across the Capita group of which Trustmarque is a part.
“I feel honoured to be nominated and am very grateful for the recognition PRISM has generated for my career. Following on from winning the Capita local heroes award, I feel really proud for what has been achieved through its creation, says James.
James will now go head-to-head with just one other current contender in his category at the official UK Cloud Awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 16 May at County Hall in London.
“All my colleagues have been full of praise and hopefully PRISM can go forward to win on the night,” concludes James.
Best of Luck James.