- Saturday relocation to minimise disruption to business
- 130 PC users allocated their own IT crate
- Comprehensive pre-planning including liaising with local council
- 8 PC engineers working on 3 locations
- CRL team working closely with clients IT team
- Relocation completed 2 hours ahead of schedule
With over £13 billion of assets under administration and 2.5% of market share, our client provides independent financial advisors with the tools to thrive, from access to the widest range of investments and tax wrappers, to technical and business consultancy from their in-house experts.
In October 2016 CRL was invited to a planning meeting to discuss the relocation of computers for 130 users. With equipment coming from two existing offices to a new location in the city centre, the project was due to take place in the lead-up to Christmas. We were familiar with the equipment, and had previously relocated IT from the same building for another client. Most of the pre-planning involved liaising with the local council to clarify which local roads would be closed to accommodate a Christmas Market.
Starting at 08:00 on a Saturday morning, two CRL teams began the decommissioning and packing of user PCs on both the existing sites. A dedicated truck spent the day shuttling between locations delivering crated PCs to the new facility. A third team started the unpacking and recommissioning process and were later joined by the other teams. As each PC was reassembled, Ascentrics own staff completed the process and confirmed connectivity to their servers