Case Study – All About Bricks
All About Bricks, a long standing client of Your IT, recently undertook a office move to new premises at Unit 10 Maisies Way, South Normanton, Alfreton, DE55 2DS.
The move marked another step in AAB’s expansion in the UK. The office has been purchased to provide logistics, marketing and finance teams a more professional home, whilst providing customers with meeting facilities and later in 2018 a brick showroom.
The office has been fully refurbished and looks fantastic, as you’ll see from the photo’s we’ve included.
The move required our involvement to move the IT equipment and ensure that the office was fully operational when AAB moved in. This involved our Project Engineer working over a weekend to ensure minimal downtime, starting the work on Friday evening and completing on Saturday.
The work we carried out included moving all network infrastructure including a server, firewall and switches. There were a number of desktops to move and configure, whilst we also had to integrate a new telephone system from a third party. Finally we hooked up the new audio visual equipment in the conference and meeting facilities.
We spoke to Managing Director of AAB, Jonathan Plews, to get his thoughts on the project.
Who are All About Bricks and what do they do?
AAB are the UK arm of Dutch brick Producer Rijswaard Baksteen. We import our owners bricks to the UK and resell to the construction industry
How did you feel the consultation process prior to install was delivered by Your IT?
We have used Your IT for a number of years. Following recent expansion of staff and IT resource I would say they were key to establishing the business demands and defining a route that worked best for us, both on cost and time. Often this was counter to our initial instincts but time has proven their strategy correct and beneficial on both points.
How did you find the engineer delivered the project whilst on-site?
He took over the task approximately 2 weeks out and planned to move the time line forward. He completed numerous enabling works prior to our move and minimised what had to be completed on the day. This was excellent as it reduced stress and risk of system issues by having less to deal with. From our perspective we had to have zero input in what needed fixing or troubleshooting. The engineer worked through the system element by element from his own planning
Did we communicate with you and the 3rd parties involved to ensure a smooth process throughout?
Your IT worked closely with our Phone provider to ensure both systems worked flawlessly together, with great success
Was the project delivered within the time frame you were expecting?
Yes, we finished ahead of time on the Saturday.
Were you happy with the end result of the project delivered by Your IT?
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