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10 Mar Strategic advice and outsourced specialist IT skills

This precision engineering firm had used ADM for support for nearly ten years when the business was acquired by an overseas parent. The new management team was introduced to the business in 2013 and they wanted to outsource the IT function in order to get access to a broad range of specialist skills and expert implementation capability. ADM’s service track record meant they were awarded the contract and, alongside the support function, started to provide delivery of projects and strategic advice.
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09 Mar Using Office 365 to upgrade a solicitor’s IT Infrastructure

This 100 year-old Kent-based firm of solicitors focusses on residential and commercial conveyancing, wills and probate. ADM were asked to help them explore the options for upgrading their aging infrastructure. The Partners wanted to know whether the Cloud was going to suit their business, needing reassurance about some security issues they’d heard about. After discussions with ADM’s IT Advisors, the Office 365 platform was selected as being the most suitable for their needs, and ADM also recommend included on-site storage for files and documents and as a home for the firm’s active directory. This system was installed across the firm’s three offices in Kent.
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08 Mar Packaged on-site solution and on-going support for manufacturer

Since its beginnings in the mid-1950’s this client has become one of the leading fabricators within the infrastructure industry, specialising in manufacturing and installing steel bridges and gantries. From their purpose-built site near Folkestone, Kent they fabricate and install structures ranging from 5 metres to over 100 metres. Their aging infrastructure had served them well, but was now starting to show its age. Some of the applications that it hosted were suffering from the underlying equipment being unreliable. With the key software package being the accounts platform, this was causing concern within the management team.
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07 Mar Reducing log-in time by 50% across a multi-school network

ADM provides support for a three-man IT team with responsibility for a Kent secondary school whose network covers a number of federated primary schools. The school has grown considerably in its nearly 70 years, not only in size, but also in public esteem. It was designated as a specialist school for the arts in 2002, and is widely recognised in the area as maintaining the highest standards of work, behaviour and personal appearance. ADM have worked with the school since 2011, providing support with helpdesk, server monitoring, back-end server estate and storage, managed wireless, network core, improved the way the network performs.
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06 Mar Upgrading IT in support of a 5-year business plan

Based in Ashford, Kent, this ISO certified client has been designing and manufacturing high specification security doors for commercial and industrial premises throughout the UK for well over thirty years, and felt that they had outgrown their previous IT provider. The company’s ambitious 5-year growth plan required a streamlined approach, and was heavily reliant on their IT and internal systems being fully reliable, as any downtime had potential for significant repercussions on their rigorous manufacturing and customer care standards.
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05 Mar Providing a supported client with flexible hosted services

With their SBS at end of life this long-established professional firm of accountants and tax advisers based in Chatham, Kent, needed to move to another platform. The firm has specialist staff covering all aspects of business, and prides itself on having a higher ratio of fully qualified staff than any other local firm, providing high-level, experienced staff to manage their client relationships. The Cloud was not considered to be suitable at this point in time, as the client didn’t feel comfortable with it as a solution.
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04 Mar Longer term relationship enables trans-Atlantic support and cost saving

ADM’s relationship with this client, the European arm of a US manufacturer of a portfolio of major FMCG health and beauty brands, goes back to the early 2000s. We’ve delivered numerous projects including a new Cisco LAN and a number of refreshes for back-end infrastructure for servers and storage. We also look after all the firm’s internet communications, and have designed and installed a system in the perimeter security to manage external contractors. Skype for Business for unified communications has also been installed to enable the whole organisation to collaborate irrespective of location, keeping travel costs under control.
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03 Mar Estimated 5-figure savings in travel costs for leading Education Union

This Union represents over 110,000 education professionals working in organisations across the UK. They invited ADM to help them understand the options available to them to enable their members and 160 staff reduce travel costs and inconvenience of travelling across the UK to meet at one of their offices. After a number of demonstrations and discussions with all parts of the client team, ADM helped configure Skype for Business and a range of equipment for video and audio conferencing. To prove the concept, systems were installed in the London HQ and a regional office. This was well received and they are now rolling out more video and audio conferencing endpoints throughout the organisation, tailored to the technology needs and budget of each individual office.
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02 Mar Virtualising a manufacturer’s IT infrastructure and improving resilience

This Ashford, Kent-based manufacturer with a global sales, service and support network had a Microsoft Small Business Server. It had served them well, but with the platform about to become unsupported by Microsoft, the management team was nervous. ADM were asked to explain their options for moving to a more current platform. After talking to the Board and discussing various business, operational and technical issues, ADM recommended virtualising their existing physical infrastructure. As an added benefit, this approach reduced risk on a planned software upgrade, as a virtual infrastructure is far more fault-tolerant and easy to back up. The move also provided more capacity to meet the client’s increasing demands on its IT.
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