APSU have successfully consolidated the Fletcher’s group IT infrastructure and support functions, from various locations and service providers, to the APSU Managed Service centre in Coventry West Midlands. The project was completed whilst maintaining a live environment, providing a seamless uninterrupted service to all of the Fletcher’s users.
The project comprised of a complete Intel Infrastructure refresh and Virtualisation, together with the secure movement of their Lawson M3 iSeries environment (from an incumbent provider), change of their existing MPLS provider, and the transition of the Fletcher’s Managed Service & Help desk to the APSU managed service centre. The whole project was successfully completed by the dedicated APSU ‘take on’ team during the festive break.
Having successfully transitioned the Fletcher’s IT infrastructure from their previous hosting provider (using prince 2 project management principles) and completing all works within a very tight schedule, APSU and Fletcher’s are now embarking on phase two of the project, the transformation of the legacy Windows and associated application base to the latest versions/releases.
All this while delivering a 24/7 Managed Service and Help desk to Fletcher’s for all of their group systems.
Mr Paul Mosley – Fletchers IS Manager writes:
“To most people at Fletchers this was a seamless transition and that speaks volumes on it’s own. Those of us who have been more involved and understand the detail behind what has been achieved, know that the transition was not “hitch free”, but the challenges that arose were identified and resolved in a timely and professional manner. This makes a very positive start and sets a bench mark of what Fletchers expect going forward.
The feeling from the business is that we have chosen a good professional partner with APSU, who we are sure will deliver our aspirations.”