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Optimising investments in modern workplace technology is our core competence. We have a proven track record in executing a wide range of solutions, all of which provide tangible business benefits aligned to your business’ strategic goals.
Optimising how Windows 10 devices are configured and managed is essential for organisations committed to remote working. Leveraging platforms such as Microsoft Intune to optimise delivery of software applications and updates over public networks and reducing load on enterprise virtual private networks. Customer experience and security are key components of Modern Management. Optimise device procurement processes allowing users to order and receive an enterprise–provisioned, secured device, directly from the manufacturer.
Our reputation for managing large scale roll-outs of Windows 10 is second to none. Whether it’s upgrading from legacy Windows versions or optimising standard operating environments, we have a structured and proven approach backed by our team of experienced technology and change specialists to de-risk and own delivery of the outcomes.
The rise of remote working in the first half of 2020 has seen the number of people regularly working from home jumped from 30% to 92%. The role of productivity and collaboration platforms like Microsoft 365 is critical in making people productive, connected and fulfilled. Eighty20 has honed a unique approach to scoping, installing and optimising Microsoft 365 from identity, security & compliance to collaboration using Microsoft Teams.
As organisations seek ever greater flexibility in the way they operate and run, so the need for addressing security and compliance requirements, especially for desktop solutions, becomes mission-critical. Eighty20 provides security and compliance services for financial services, government agencies and other highly regulated clients to ensure their desktop applications and services meet or exceed the required standards.
With remote working, widespread collaboration and networking becoming the new norm, keeping identity and access management front and centre of any enterprise IT infrastructure and strategy. We’ve designed and delivered identity consolidation, multi-factor authentication, conditional access and hybrid identity solutions for a variety of organisations, meeting the most exacting standards and mitigating security risks.
Organisations that make a strategic decision to move from one technology platform to another face significant challenges if they are to ensure the transition happens with minimal operational, financial and technical risk. Eighty20 has undertaken migrations of full suites of shared data, mail and applications. Our tightly coupled technology change management and adoption method minuses risk while ensuring the transition is achieved.
The impact of recent global events has underlined the value of virtual desktop solutions in enterprise environments. Remote working and mobility have driven a need to be able to access enterprise applications everywhere. Our track record and experience in undertaking virtual desktop deployments means we can scope, deliver and run. Whether Citrix or Window Virtual Desktop or VMware, we can help you navigate to the best option and then design, build and deploy.
Over 20,000 managed mobile devices deployed using the latest device management solutions on the market. Understanding the risks and mitigations required to ensure secure end-user devices is a mission-critical part of any project. Microsoft Intune allows organisations to consolidate management platforms for both mobiles and other devices making management easier for internal IT teams. Make a familiar experience for users when enrolling and deploying enterprise approved applications.
It can be challenging to decide whether legacy software applications should be left as they are, adapted, changed or rebuilt and moved to the cloud. Application modernisation is a critical part of any transformation programme. We will guide you through the pros and cons and help you reach your desired end state whether this be in the cloud on-premises or a hybrid approach.
There can be few organisations who are not executing a cloud-first strategy. The cost benefits, Capex savings, operational and infrastructure benefits alone usually more than justify the move to Azure. But as with all things: the devil’s in the detail and we work with clients to ensure their cloud journey is at minimal risk and with tangible short and long-term benefits delivered along the way.
Our experience in building and deploying a range of End User Computing solutions means we understood the importance of having skilled support staff on-call once a new technology has been roll-out. That’s why we developed a ‘pop-up’ style technical help desk capability that can be integrated to an enterprises service desk in a few hours and provide level 2 or 3 support of short or long period.
Technology transformations usually form part of a broader business strategy or change initiative. We have a structured technology strategy process which validates the expected business outcomes and the return of investment assumptions.
Our reputation is built on fast, efficient and flexible project delivery. By integrating our proven project methodology and reporting dashboard with client’s governance framework, we ensure progress and outcomes are transparent and assured.
From solution architecture to security, infrastructure, data migration, application roll-out and cloud deployments, we have delivered projects large and small to many industries. Our capabilities are founded on accreditations and certification backed by real-world experience.
Realising business benefits is dependent on the success of the change, adoption and training process. Our multi-stream method adopts a mix of strategies and tools, tailored to the needs of each of our clients. Highlighting user satisfaction and productivity gains are core to our approach.
We believe end user transformation projects are often unnecessarily complicated, expensive and time-consuming. We do things differently. By keeping our clients’ core objectives at the centre of what we do, we avoid unnecessary ‘gold-plating’ and over-engineering, the common pitfalls leading to project failure.
We use targeted product-based accelerators to allow our team to commence the design phase sooner and our clients to realise benefits faster.
Too many projects fail to meet their intended outcome because benefits appear to be taking too long to emerge Every project we undertake is backed by a business case, detailing measurable outcomes. We always seek the shortest route to delivering benefits. This focuses resource and stakeholders on tangible outcomes and avoids waste.
Our heritage is in client-side programme management and delivery. We know what it’s like to be on the buyer side of the table and how frustrating it can be when vendors fail to respond to changing needs in projects. This background and knowledge fuel the way we deliver projects – customer-focused and responsive throughout.
The ability to take responsibility for outcomes is primarily determined by how much accountability is vested in us. That’s why we set out to build an organisation that covers all the bases from inception through design, delivery, change management and support. Our aim is to give our clients the ability to partner with us, share the risks and rewards.
Successful transformation and migration projects are a team effort. A mix of skills and experience harnessed to deliver change and uplifts in productivity, efficiency and a better return on investment from IT. Our culture is one built on the ability to change and flex, to fit in with our clients and do what it takes to get the job done.
With proven reliable programme management, an outcomes-driven approach and an awesome team, we’ve completed some extraordinary projects. Here’s a taste of what we’ve achieved.
“I’d like to thank the Eighty20 team for their professionalism and expertise in the management and process-driven migration from G Suite to O365. The timeline was tight and extremely aggressive, with little flexibility provided within the business requirements. The project team were impressed particularly in how the partnership was easily formed with our internal and wider technical groups. How the team went over and above, providing assistance to our project Communication Analyst with technical input and user stories, was outstanding.”
“Thanks goes to the team from Eighty-20 for their professionalism and detailed approach when approaching the design, build and deployment of Windows 10 for SBS. The team did a great job in undertaking options analysis and working within the SBS architectural framework to deliver a foundation for modern EUC ways of working, which we are very happy with.”
“Migrating a diverse group of users from Windows 7 to 10 was always going to be a challenge. We needed a virtual device platform change; device management and security tools in a shrinking timeframe, not helped by COVID-19. We wanted to create growth and development opportunities for our own people. We needed the consultants to have a breadth of skills across business analysis, stakeholder management, change and operations transition. It seemed impossible! And yet Eighty20 have delivered – and continue to provide a professional, high calibre outcome that is motivational!”