There were multiple factors to consider when approaching this project, including availability of fibre internet links, two office relocations, and the fact that Tamex is a 24-hour operation. Looking at these factors, rather than seeing challenges of running multiple major projects, we saw the opportunity to make strategic decisions that reduced the amount of labour and downtime, and allowed for a seamless cutover.
We created a scalable, secure, and consistent user experience across all Tamex offices. We produced a plan to migrate the core infrastructure into an enterprise grade datacentre which could be securely accessed by all of the Tamex offices.
We migrated away from an on-premise mail server into Microsoft Office 365 and the various third-party business applications. We took a multi-phased approach, upgrading internet links and security infrastructure, migrating email to Office 365, and then cutting over core systems and business applications to the datacentre.
Our approach in creating this solution for Tamex took into consideration region challenges with unexpected events such as power failures in the main office impacting the whole business productivity and flood possibilities with Tamworth sitting in a flood plain. We looked strategically at their IT architecture in order to plan proactively around these factors.