Pollen Street Capital – Office 365
SOF Investments Limited is the advisor to RBS Asset Management, the manager of the RBS Special Opportunities Fund. They approached TechQuarters to help move their data to the new office.
“We needed to move to our new offices and separate our IT from the RBS network. This gave us a great opportunity to look at new technology for storing data, having smarter communications and flexible working. TechQuarters seamlessly helped us plan the move and migrate to the Microsoft cloud. Their consultant was efficient, helpful and delivered exactly what they said they would do, without any hassles. We are delighted with the Microsoft online solutions, the price is right and we get excellent Helpdesk support from TechQuarters”
Ian Gascoigne, Principal of Pollen Street
Your Favourite Story – Office 365 and Hybrid Cloud
At the time of contacting TechQuarters, Your Favourite Story was known as Digital Annexe. They are a Full Service Digital Marketing Agency, combining analytics & insights to create results-driven creative solutions. TechQuarters migrated them to Office 365 and Azure.
“We were looking for a hybrid cloud solution, when TechQuarters approached with their a solution, we automatically knew it was the right fit for us. From beginning to end they were really helpful and were completely transparent in what they did.”
Anne Varney, CFO – Digital Annexe.
Roedean School – Office 365
Roedean is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18. Located just outside Brighton in East Sussex, Roedean provides their students with a stimulating education in an environment that is supportive and friendly. They wanted to migrate their email system to Office 365 to take advantage of the free price plan offered for education, along with generous 25GB mailboxes.
“We needed to upgrade our servers and looked to Office 365 as an alternative solution because it gave us all the new technology, flexible working and no more hassle supporting in-house servers. We wanted a partner that would work closely with our team and teach us how to capitalize on the functions of the cloud. We’ve gained access to the latest federation technology, heightened the level of security usingenterprise-level tools, but best of all, we’ve mastered how to use them thanks to TechQuarters. We’d recommend TechQuarters if you are thinking of moving to Office 365, they are diligent consultants and very approachable.”
Shayne Parker, IT Manager – Roedean School
Biochemical Society – Office 365
The Biochemical Society promotes the advancement of the Molecular Biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector. They contacted TechQuarters because they wanted to upgrade from Exchange Server and benefit from Office 365’s speedy transition time over normal on-premise implementations for their 250 user licenses, not to mention the charity based pricing.
“Our Exchange servers needed upgrading and we were considering our options. We’d just heard about Office 365 and contacted TechQuarters to discuss how we could save on upgrade time and costs. TechQuarters explained the service brilliantly and worked with us as a team to migrate to the cloud. It was a pleasure working with them and we were able to learn cloud migration and skills from their on-going HelpDesk support.”
Meetesh Patel, IT Manager – The Biochemical Society
Right Now Residential – Yammer
Right Now Residential is a Property investment firm based in London. They were using Office 365 for email and file storage but felt the cloud had more to offer with regards to collaboration. They asked World Cloud Partner of the Year TechQuarters, to advise on what could be done to help improve the communication within the company. TechQuarters suggested Yammer would be the perfect platform for Right Now Residentials’ needs, as it provides right level of security and admin privileges to the company.
“Very happy with the support service received over the last 18 months and highly recommend TQ.”
Peter Murphy, Director – Right Now Residential
The Vintners Company – Cloud Migration
The Vintners Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, It’s origins are steeped in the history of the City of London and the import, regulation and sale of wine, since it’s first charter in 1363. The Company continues to maintain strong links with the UK Wine Trade, with Vintners’ Hall known as the Trade’s “spiritual home”. With its trade, social, charitable and educational interests, the Company continues to play an important role in the 21st century.
“Our servers were taking up too much space and not doing an awful lot, so we wanted to clear them out and reclaim the space. We had moved our email and data to the Cloud so our network was relying on the server for CRM and general network services. TechQuarters decommissioned them and moved our network services to the new firewall. All our printing is now working perfectly and the internet has a backup configured so we don’t ever go down. Their advice was clear and simple, which was followed up by a very efficient piece of project work. TechQuarters support our whole network and I must say they are a pleasure to deal with!”
Glenn Roberts, Operations Manager – The Vintners Company
The JM Group – Off site backup solution
The JM Group provides IT Recruitment Services and has an enviable reputation for consistent delivery and extensive IT recruitment knowledge. They match ideal candidates to the needs of their clients whilst always looking to the future; striving to improve continuously on their quality of service and passion for delivery.
“We had to change tapes every day and then check backup logs to see if everything had worked. This was worrying because not only was it manual but the tapes were proving costly, unreliable and time consuming. I investigated many online backup services and TechQuarters came up trumps with their keen pricing and additional extras to the service. I was also particularly impressed with their level of competence with Cloud Computing, which is something that we will be investing in over the near future. Good work TQ!’
Alan Bawden, Operations Director – The JM Group
Teaching Awards – Cloud Migration
The Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of teaching and learning. They have been celebrating outstanding teachers, teaching assistants, head teachers, governors, schools teams and sustainable schools since 1998. Their UK Awards ceremony is hosted by BBC presenters and shown on BBC2 in October.
“We had three large servers and nowhere to put them in our new offices. With a few weeks to go before our office move, time was critical and we needed a solution to keep us running after relocating. TechQuarters moved all our email to the cloud without any interruption to the users and within 24 hours. We love their little storage solution which actually gives us faster access than before and the confidence that all our critical data is constantly being backed up off-site. It was a pleasure to work with their consultant and their support has been wonderful.”
Rob Jordan, Operations Director – The Teaching Awards
Synergy Fostering – Cloud Migration
Synergy Fostering is an independent fostering agency dedicated to providing safe and nurturing foster placements to Local Authorities for their looked after children through culturally diverse carers. Gurmeet Sodhi, the Managing Director, contacted TechQuarters because their Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (SBS 2003) was becoming too old to function properly.
“One evening I was working late and the server started to make funny sounds, it stopped until the next day. It was time we upgraded it but I didn’t want to spend thousands doing it. TechQuarters impressed us with their up-to-date knowledge for new solutions. They astounded us with the speed the installation, all done in the space of one weekend. I cannot praise their support enough, they are helpful, responsive & knowledgeable. We speak to a real person & we never feel blinded by science.”
Gurmeet Sodhi, Managing Director – Synergy Fostering
Investor Dynamics – Cloud Migration
Investor Dynamics are a global team of coders, researchers,and analysts, using numerical, analytical, and consultative methods to find the true shape of the media coverage for their clients. Being a Cloud based company using Google Apps, Twitter and web feeds, they couldn’t see sense in keeping their old Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2003). It was old, needed an upgrade, had a large battery and simply took up too much space in the office, not to mention the electricity bill with it being on all the time.
“We needed to upgrade our server but the thought of paying £1,000’s for it and having to do it again in a few years wasn’t appealing. We also wanted business continuity so we decided on moving selected company files to the Cloud. TechQuarters seamlessly helped us plan the solution and migrate to the cloud, within 24 hours. Their consultant was efficient, helpful and delivered exactly what they said they would do, without any hiccups. We have reclaimed our valuable floor space and expect a reduction in our electricity bill now the server has gone. We are delighted!”
Philip Lambert CEO, Investor Dynamics
Caroline Chisholm School – Office 365
Caroline Chisholm School is home to students from 4 to 18 years old, and they strive to ensure their students receive the best education possible in preparation for the workforce. A school of the 21st century, they are leaders in innovation, and specialize in Business and Enterprise. TechQuarters were asked to move them from Exchange 2010 to Office 365 for Education, the perfect platform to enable communication and collaboration amongst students and faculty, whilst also giving students the chance to master tools they would need for their future.
“TechQuarters presented itself the ideal partner for our IT team to learn from and grow with. Their consultants were more than open, flexible and willing to work alongside our team. Their reputation as Cloud Champions is well deserved—our system was facing some problems but TQ did whatever it took to deliver the project on time, and within budget. They are the type of company that cares about the quality of solutions they deliver and it shines through in their work ethic, project delivery and support.”
Barry Jeffrey, IT Manager – Caroline Chisholm School