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Case Studies

Case Studies

Our down to earth approach and reputation for consistently delivering successful projects in virtualisation & storage, email archiving, IT and software asset management, collaboration, help desk & support and infrastructure makes us a worthy partner.

Many of the IT challenges facing our customers are similar - but our customers themselves could not be more diverse. This collection of case studies shows the difference Phoenix can make.

 

Kent County Council

Kent County Council

Virtualisation and XP Migration
Kent County Council sought to modernise its aging Windows XP desktop estate with thin clients in order to provide a more modern working environment for its staff while lowering its overall operational costs.
Click here to read the Kent County Council case study in full.

Bishop Auckland College

Bishop Auckland College

Cloud Computing
The college initially approached Phoenix Software to tender for the renewal of its Microsoft campus licences. However, once Phoenix demonstrated how the college could take advantage of a new Microsoft licensing scheme to give every student a copy of Microsoft Office without having to spend any more on its software licensing, the scope of the project soon expanded to include a server migration and Office 365 deployment.
Click here to read the Bishop Auckland College case study in full.

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Software Asset Management
The Wellcome Trust enrolled in Phoenix Software's Focus SAM Service, which initially involved conducting an audit using License Dashboard License Manager. Phoenix then implemented processes to monitor and manage software licences long term. All new software purchases made through Phoenix Software are uploaded directly into the License Manager Web portal making tracking new licences and returning software much more manageable.
Click here to read the Wellcome Trust case study in full.

Practical Action

Practical Action

Cloud Computing
Phoenix Software implemented Microsoft Office 365 with hosted cloud-based email replacing the regional office's individual servers. This also included web-based versions of Microsoft's leading productivity applications - Word, Excel and PowerPoint - plus Lync, Microsoft's web conferencing service.
Click here to read the Practical Action case study in full.

YPO

YPO

Virtualisation & Data Storage
Phoenix Software built a resilient IT infrastructure based on a winning combination of host servers, VMware virtualisation and management tools and NetApp storage. This gave YPO the capacity and flexibility to meet its business requirements - now and into the future.
Click here to read the YPO case study in full.

Orbit Group

Orbit Group

IT & Software Asset Management
Orbit Group now has a clearer view of its software licence compliance position, thanks to the Phoenix Software Focus SAM Service.
Click here to read the Orbit Group case study in full.

NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group

Virtualisation & Storage
With VMware desktop virtualisation, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is providing the mobile working capability vital to delivering modern healthcare - at a lower cost than traditional desktop deployments.
Click here to read the NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group case study in full.

HomeServe PLC

HomeServe PLC

IT & Software Asset Management
Faced with an ever-burgeoning software estate, HomeServe felt it lacked the insight required to stand up to a software licensing audit - that's why it chose the services of Phoenix Software along with the leading licence management tool – License Manager – to prevent the possibility of a hefty fine for accidental software piracy.
Click here to read the HomeServe PLC case study in full.

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council

IT & Software Asset Management
Dublin City Council embarked on a comprehensive Software Asset Management programme, using License Dashboard's License Manager as it's chosen licence management tool thereby enabling continuous management of its software estate and significantly reducing the risks and fines associated with software licensing non-compliance.
Click here to read the Dublin City Council case study in full.

Valleys to Coast Housing Association

Valleys to Coast Housing Association

Virtualisation & Storage
To update its ageing systems, Valleys to Coast chose Phoenix Software's award-winning VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) solution, based on VMware View, to reduce its desktop start-up times and maintenance overheads.
Click here to read the Valleys to Coast Housing Association case study in full.

Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

IT & Software Asset Management
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust decided to embark on a programme to review its current software licensing agreements, evaluate its procurement techniques and implement an on-going Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy.
Click here to read the Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust case study in full.

New College Durham

New College Durham

Virtualisation & Storage
New College Durham approached Phoenix Software for assistance with desktop virtualisation with a view to extending the life of their desktops. Following the implementation of VMware View as the VDI solution, New College have simplified the management, deployment and security of their desktop infrastructure whilst gaining better performance and saving money.
Click here to read the New College Durham case study in full.

Dickinson Dees LLP

Dickinson Dees LLP

Infrastructure & Security
Phoenix Software recommended Symantec Endpoint Protection to top law firm Dickinson Dees in order to establish reliable desktop infrastructure resulting in substantial savings in IT management time and resources.
Click here to read the Dickinson Dees LLP case study in full.

Benfield Motor Group

Benfield Motor Group

Virtualisation & Storage
Benfield Motors needed to deploy an ideal storage and business continuity solution. Phoenix's virtualisation and NetApp consultancy helped them build an efficient and economical storage infrastructure leaving them with peace of mind over data protection and cutting administration time by half.
Click here to read the Benfield Motor Group case study in full.

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Virtualisation & Storage
With underutilised hardware, high support costs, rising energy usage and decentralised backup and recovery processes, Leeds Bradford International Airport were searching for a more scalable and cost-effective IT system which would include affordable disaster recovery and ensure business continuity. Phoenix's recommendation of a VMware-on-NetApp environment provided them with the perfect solution which gave them a highly scalable foundation to support the growth and budget-control objectives of the airport.
Click here to read the Leeds Bradford International Airport case study in full.

Longcroft School

Longcroft School

IT & Software Asset Management
With software taking up an ever-increasing share of the ICT budget, Longcroft School wanted to remain compliant with the terms of their software licensing agreements. Using License Dashboard's licence management tool Longcroft School can now effectively and automatically control the entire lifecycle of its software assets from purchase to upgrade and beyond.
Click here to read the Longcroft School case study in full.

Jewel & Esk College

Jewel & Esk College

IT & Software Asset Management
Having already completed a successful Software Asset Management programme, Jewel & Esk College approached Phoenix Software who recommended they utilise License Dashboard's License Manager to achieve true software licence management moving forward.
Click here to read the Jewel & Esk College case study in full.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

IT & Software Asset Management
Top law firm, Irwin Mitchell, approached Phoenix Software in order to establish a software asset management strategy that would endure in future years. Following an extensive audit of all licences, Phoenix installed License Dashboard's License Manager and undertook a training programme to enable Irwin Mitchell to take control of their software and licence inventories.
Click here to read the Irwin Mitchell Solicitors case study in full.

moneysupermarket.com

moneysupermarket.com

Email Archiving
Following its huge success brought about when the company expanded from its finance origins; moneysupermarket needed a cutting edge solution for the email storage demands of its staff. Phoenix Software arranged the installation of Symantec Enterprise Vault and now moneysupermarket are benefitting from a powerful, flexible and cost effective email archiving platform that will stand the test of time.
Click here to read the moneysupermarket.com case study in full.

Wirral Partnership Homes

Wirral Partnership Homes

Email Archiving
One of the consequences of the merger between Wirral Partnership Homes and Wirral MBC was a huge increase in the level of email administration resulting in the necessity for an email archiving solution. Phoenix recommended Symantec Enterprise Vault as a future-proof solution to their email storage management problems and, following a smooth implementation process, Wirral Partnership Homes are now compliant for any disclosure of information.
Click here to read the Wirral Partnership Homes case study in full.

Besso Limited

Besso Limited

Email Archiving
Besso faced the twin challenges of capturing and retaining email data for regulatory compliance while ensuring the email system remained manageable and reliable. Phoenix implemented Symantec Enterprise Vault to enable Besso to tackle email archiving and retrieval.
Click here to read the Besso Limited case study in full.

North Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council

IT & Software Asset Management
A Phoenix skilled software licensing specialist assisted North Lincolnshire Council in establishing a cost-effective procurement process for their software licences ensuring cost savings. Following an extensive audit and the installation of License Manager as the chosen licence management tool, Phoenix introduced a software asset management programme to controls and manage the Council's software assets.
Click her to read the North Lincolnshire Council case study in full.

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