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J M Scully

J M Scully

J M Scully is a second-generation family owned and managed business delivering main-contracting services to the Retail, Commercial and Leisure sectors.

Based in Wimborne, Dorset, their prevailing ambition is to continue building on over 30 years of controlled and profitable growth by providing customers with empowered, experienced teams of construction professionals who embody their can-do approach, going the extra mile in a non-contractual manner leading to long-term sustainable relationships based on trust.

With a turnover approaching 35 million, Scully’s clients include Boots, Argos, Forever 21 and Vodafone.

The challenge

Due to the businesses continued growth, the infrastructure solution had become outdated. As a result of the outdated systems the users frequently found themselves without the correct tools for the job. This was hampering the progress of the company. The IT provider at the time was not providing a complete end-to-end solution.

The company has 80 users, some based at their offices in Wimborne and others on various installation sites.

The solution

Enhanced undertook a complete systems audit to become fully aware of the existing environment. With this knowledge Enhanced were able to define the most suitable solution for the business not only for now, but also for Scully’s planned future growth.

Built on industry leading technology provided by VMware and NetApp, the underlying platform has been designed to scale with the business and provide high performance support to the core business operations.

The solution design includes a Microsoft Remote Desktop Services farm, which allows J M Scully to leverage their existing thin clients and have a single centralised platform to deliver applications to both office and field based staff. In addition, email was migrated from a single on premise Microsoft Exchange server to Microsoft Office 365. This decision was taken to improve the availability of the email platform, as well as additional features such as cloud based sharing of files via Microsoft OneDrive for Business and online email archiving.

The security of the system was a high priority during the review, leading to the deployment of WatchGuard’s Next Generation Firewall platform which includes WatchGuard’s award winning Unified Threat Management solution.

Finally, the business is protected by Veeam’s flagship Backup & Replication product which has been designed specifically for virtualised environments. J M Scully now have fast, flexible options for restoring data and reduced overall recovery times.

The results

The company now has a consistently reliable infrastructure platform based on Microsoft technology. The system has provided Scullys with the tools to ensure the smooth running of the company and enabled them to have confidence in the delivery of their planned growth.

The benefits

  • Improved uptime
  • Reliable and consistent platform
  • All backed by a proactive and highly skilled support team
  • Total confidence in the partnership
  • Labour saving

Testimonial

“It is great to work with a highly professional team who totally understands our business and can deliver exactly what we need, not only today, but for our planned company growth.”

Shirley Scully, Director, J M Scully

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