SIMPLICITY AND SAVINGS THROUGH NETWORK TRANSITIONING

A British bakery saved over £150,000 and achieved improved connectivity, security and simplified network management through a network transition smoothly handled, from beginning to end, by Hardware.com.

Business Challenge

As part of their continued growth and drive for quality across all areas of the business, a leading bakery needed to upgrade their network, primarily seeking a more cost-effective solution for improved connectivity and network manageability.

 

The company were keen to ensure that maintenance and management of the new network should be as simple as possible and all members of the IT department felt confident with the transition and use of the new systems.

 

At Hardware.com, we felt confident we could deliver on all of these objectives.

Business Solution

Understanding the client’s need for a more cost-effective network solution, Hardware. com recommended reliable and high-quality equipment and a comprehensive network switching service to efficiently replace the incumbent system. This led to a significant cost saving of over £150,000 for the company.

 

Within an agreed timeframe, Hardware.com achieved a successful network transition, installing new routers and switches to eliminate outages, providing a reliable, high-quality connection, alongside high-performance firewalls, giving the client added peace-of-mind with regards to security. The network has also been designed to accommodate the continuing growth of the business into the future.

 

Working closely with the customer, Hardware.com’s expert system architects carefully planned the positioning of wireless access points throughout head office to ensure consistent and reliable connectivity for all employees throughout the building.

 

Furthermore, we provided vendor-certified training to ensure the existing technical skills of the IT department could be easily transferred to the new equipment. Our own engineers shared their practical experience and offered guidance where necessary so that all staff felt confident in using the new system

Key project objectives

  • More cost-effective network solution
  • Seamless network migration
  • Minimal disruption to daily operations
  • Improved wireless network coverage
  • Superior network security
  • Easy network maintenance & management

Why Hardware.com?

  • Trusted advisor status with multiple vendor partners
  • Multi-million $ demo labs
  • Dedicated logistics operation
  • Rapid order processing
  • Experienced engineer resource
  • Design and testing capabilities
  • Pre-Staging facilities
  • Proven project methodology
  • 24/7 support
  • Single point of contact
  • ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certified

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Solution Proposal & Benefits

  • Complete network transition from Cisco to Juniper using the J-Switch network-switching service
  • Design and supply of Juniper wireless access points to Head Office
  • Full JCNA training course for IT technicians

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