Driving teamwork and productivity
The Berne Union planned to relocate and as part of this, were seeking support to both overhaul and migrate their existing infrastructure to fully adopt a simplified cloud environment using Office 365. Explains Ian Gordon-Brown, IT Manager at The Berne Union: “The office relocation presented us with the opportunity to configure a new cloud based environment, where we can implement appropriate Office 365 technologies, whilst increasing technology security and reducing operating cost.”
Running on a third party hosted environment, The Berne Union were looking to simplify existing mail and voice systems, as well as migrating all home drive and SharePoint data.
A discovery workshop was undertaken to validate Trustmarque’s understanding and gather in-depth information of The Berne Union’s business goals, requirements and environment. Following this comprehensive evaluation, Trustmarque delivered a solution approach that migrated users away from the complex third party hosted environment directly into Office 365, supporting global user requirements and delivering the overall simplicity of the O365 stack.
Active Directory was designed and configured into Microsoft Azure Active Directory for all laptops and desktops, providing The Berne Union with greater resilience and less complexity onsite. Trustmarque configured Office 365, focusing on Intune, Exchange Online and the Skype for Business telephony migration and went on to migrate all laptops, desktops and mailboxes to the new Active Directory, along with all data from legacy home drives to OneDrive for Business.
This Office 365 design, build and migration project also included configuration of the Wi-Fi controller to provide secure access to Berne Union laptops, with guest portal access. Intune MDM was also configured to provide management of the Outlook client to ten Apple iPhone phone handsets.
With this simplified approach, The Berne Union now realise a series of benefits:
- Greater resilience and improved security
- Increased collaboration and productivity
- Reduce CAPEX with a new cloud environment
- Centralised data and improved archiving
- Meet compliance and data retention regulations
About Berne Union
The Berne Union is an international not-for-profit trade association, representing the global export credit and investment insurance industry. Based in London, this leading global association accounts for 83 members including government-backed export credit agencies, private credit and political risk insurers, as well as multilateral institutions from across the globe, who all offer insurance products, guarantees and direct financing in the support of crossborder trade to provide a vital link in the flow of goods, services and investment capital worldwide.
“Trustmarque has extensive Microsoft expertise, understand the Microsoft stack, and we had worked with the successfully on previous projects,” Ian explains. “This deployment is a major improvement and has delivered a stable, working environment for Berne Union in just under three months. The office move is now complete and all the team are settled in their new location. We are satisfied we have a stable cloud environment to help our employees and members collaborate better.”