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Konsolute delivers a digital transformation for Foreign Commonwealth Office Services

Case study

Foreign Commonwealth Office Services (FCOS)

Konsolute delivery a modern Intranet built on Microsoft 365 which enabled FCOS employees across various office locations and speaking various languages to communicate effectively

Solution Summary

FCO Services are part of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), operating commercially as a Trading Fund who provide a range of integrated services such as security services worldwide to the FCDO and other UK government departments, supporting the delivery of government agendas. FCO Services operate and deliver worldwide, working with over 250 embassies, high commissions, and other critical government facilities across 168 countries.

Konsolute carried out the design, development, and implementation of a collaborative platform programme for FCO Services which included the successful delivery of their modern Intranet solution.

Challenge  

The FCOS organisation involves collaboration between both internal and external workers based in offices all over the world. Furthermore, the staff working in these locations operate in various languages, making FCOS a multicultural and multilingual organisation. FCOS therefore required an Intranet solution capable of connecting employees across locations worldwide, opening communication channels and enabling ease of access to essential information by members across the organisation. The FCOS Intranet fundamentally needed to connect members of the organisation to key information, people, and services across locational, cultural, and linguistic barriers, supplying a free flow of information to the workforce in its entirety. This information should be presented to individual employees based on their specific job roles and requirements, allowing each member of the workforce to prioritise the information that they care about the most.

The solution needed to be easily customised to reflect the branding and vision of FCOS as an organisation in order to foster a cohesive company culture across its multiple locations. It also had the role of ensuring transparency across the organisation, enabling all employees to access a central hub of information and putting transparency at the very heart of the company culture.

As part of a wider SharePoint-hosted system, FCOS’s Intranet needed to be capable of integrating fully with Microsoft 365, giving employees access to an important line-of-business applications through one centralised system. This included the building out of business-critical applications, using the Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Government
  • Ministerial Department

Solution Strategy

Konsolute set up a detailed implementation plan according to the client’s key requirements through conducting a comprehensive Discovery Phase. During the Discovery Phase we conducted workshops and discussions with stakeholders and users across the company to identify key personas and User Stories, helping us to build a picture of the individual requirements of FCOS users. The Discovery Phase better informed our implementation plan for the specificities of the client.

Konsolute used their proprietary product known as ‘Kolumbus’ to infer an Information Architecture from their existing data repositories which included SharePoint and Lotus Notes databases. This process classified data into categories and sub-categories, creating taxonomies and giving a holistic view of the data created across the organisation. Kolumbus’ centralised dashboard gave a comprehensive view of the organisational data from which unstructured data could be queried and information architecture could be established.

A phased rollout was then introduced. This involved rolling-out the Intranet to various departments within the organisation to facilitate discussion and feedback on the solution. This feedback was noted and used to inform changes and updates to the solution, concluding in an organisation-wide rollout of the final solution.

Finally, employee training sessions for the new Intranet solution were hosted, enabling end-users to utilise the new solution to its maximum potential and in the best way to benefit the specific needs of their job role.

Result

The Intranet enabled FCOS employees across various office locations and speaking various languages to communicate effectively. The Intranet’s inbuilt enterprise social networking capabilities, using tools such as Microsoft Yammer, enabled employees to stay connected via the corporate Yammer feed. Employees were enabled to connect across social media channels and create blogs and surveys, opening communication channels and fostering connectivity across the organisation’s departments and locations. The ability of the Intranet to work across all devices, without impacting the effect on the end user, ensured that all users could remain connected even when out of the office or travelling.

Using the targeted audience capabilities of SharePoint and Konsolute’s range of SharePoint Online components, the Intranet provided users with an employee centralised view. Feeding them with information connected to their projects or departments based on the sites and teams they participate in. The site structure encouraged the breakdown of silos across the organisation, allowing projects and interest groups to be found. Tailored information was made available to each user through a personalised Intranet home screen, engaging and immediately presenting users with relevant and interesting information. This resulted in reduced search time for daily activities and an overall more up-to-date workforce.
The fully tailorable Intranet design also enabled FCOS to maintain brand integrity and to present organisational values to their workforce. With a completely customisable design and features, the new Intranet was successfully tailored to reflect the key aims and vision of FCOS.

The SharePoint Online-based Intranet solution integrated seamlessly with the organisation’s existing Microsoft 365 tenancy, meaning employees could access familiar business applications via one centralised location. The structured and intuitive design reduced the confusion of working cross-platform, therefore simplifying the end-user experience.


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Konsolute delivery a Modern Intranet Solution for the Accent Group built upon Microsoft 365

Case study

Accent Housing Group

Konsolute delivered a modern intranet solution for the Accent Group bridging the gap between frontline workers and the rest of the organisation, enabling workers in the field to access the relevant information from wherever they are.

Solution Summary

Accent Group are a housing association, managing homes for several local authorities across England and Wales. Accent Group manage over 20,000 homes spread over the North, East and South of England. They required a comprehensive Intranet solution to maintain open communication channels and collaboration, from any device. Konsolute worked with Accent Group to refresh their outdated Intranet which was built on a legacy SharePoint platform. Accent Group’s previous investments in Microsoft 365 licenses were used to deliver a modern Intranet solution.

Challenge  

Accent Group has a large mobile workforce, with over sixty percent of their employees working in the field. They therefore required an adaptive platform to support frontline workers, enabling them to access information securely and easily from wherever they are. They key requirements of the solution were enabling a disparate workforce on the move to find, harvest, and upload information easily from a range of devices. Accent Group also required a platform through which employees could easily communicate and connect with other employees breaking down the hierarchical barriers of communication. The organisation also required a platform on which all members of their workforce, regardless of location, could be kept updated with important company news and information. This was important to company branding, maintaining a cohesive brand and company culture for all workers.

  • Government
  • Housing Management
  • Property Management

Solution Strategy

Konsolute began with a series of requirement gathering and discovery workshops involving a variety of users and key stakeholders. Workshops were conducted to capture key personas, the key areas in which the business can improve and better utilise its Microsoft 365 capabilities. As a result of this process, a series of User Stories were identified, and their Acceptance Criteria agreed on. Key personas were also identified against the client’s requirements to gain a cross-sectional representation of the organisation. This enabled Konsolute to provide an accurate estimation of cost and effort for the project.

The project, informed by the above key personas and user stories, was then conducted using an agile methodology known as SCRUM. Konsolute designed wireframes, to establish the layout and structure of the new Intranet’s components. Then completed the requirement specification design, to document and agree on the functionality of the components supporting the Intranet solution. Konsolute then further consulted stakeholders in order to define “Sprint cycles”, ensuring that each stage of the process is implemented and immediately reviewed. This strategy also doubled as a roll-out strategy for the solution.

The initial Sprint Cycle focused on implementing the core Intranet components as well as its homepage. Subsequent sprints then involved the roll out of departmental sites.

We then conducted business change and readiness training sessions, in which we demonstrated key functionalities to each department and introduced training materials for further learning. We also established and maintained continued support throughout the extended roll-out and provided help for the organisation’s transition to Microsoft 365.

Result

Utilising their modern Intranet solution, Accent Group colleagues were able to maintain a cohesive working environment through maintaining regular communication. The Intranet solution bridged the gap between frontline workers and the rest of the organisation, enabling workers in the field to access the relevant information from wherever they are, via the native SharePoint mobile app.

The easy-to-use search tool enabled employees to find corporate internal applications quickly for their immediate use. The Intranet service also opened communication channels between members of the workforce in disparate locations, streamlining communication and maintaining the open flow of information across the organisation.

The up-to-date, custom designed Intranet solution provided a new fresh environment which enabled Access Group to demonstrate their corporate brand and values to their organisation and workforce, reinforcing brand culture and cohesiveness.


DHSC

Konsolute Complete a Successful Digital Transformation for DHSC

Case study

Konsolute Complete a Successful Digital Transformation for DHSC

Konsolute worked with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to complete a Digital Transformation of the organization's program of work.

Solution Summary

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is a Government department responsible for government policy on health and social care matters in England. They are also involved in elements of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive. They oversee the National Health Service (NHS), a subsidized medical and health service available for UK citizens. 

Konsolute worked with DHSC to complete a Digital Transformation of the organization’s program of work. Konsolute provided an in-depth analysis of DHSC’s data, to enable them to structure their data efficiently and find essential information quickly. Konsolute then consolidated all DHSC’s data onto a single platform to increase productivity and collaboration, providing a secure and compliant infrastructure, for DHSC’s 4,000 users.  

Challenge  

DHSC had a large mass of both structured and unstructured data, stored across various locations. Konsolute faced the challenge of analyzing and structuring around 50 terabytes of data, stored within repositories such as File Shares and SharePoint. Data was also stored within Access Databases, Excel macros and connected workbooks. A large proportion of this was legacy data. 

Analyzing and making sense of all the data was vital, as DHSC operate in a highly secure, trusted and essential sector. Konsolute placed great importance on thorough data analysis before deciding what to keep, archive and migrate on to DHSC’s new platform. 

  • Healthcare
  • Social Care

  • Kolumbus 
  • Microsoft 365
  • SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Power Automate
  • Power BI

Solution Strategy

Konsolute began with a Cloud Strategy and Readiness assessment. This consisted of addressing security and compliance needs. Through Microsoft’s security and compliance features. Konsolute were able to systematically improve device management, Intune, sensitivity and retention labelling. 

Konsolute then used the discovery tool, Kolumbus, to provide insight into DHSC’s data, and the various repositories it was stored in. Kolumbus sifted through the unstructured and structured data, to analyze and understand its contents and potential complexities with migration.  

This detailed analysis was used to drive the migration path. The various data repositories were then consolidated to remediate issues. Work areas such as file share and SharePoint were sorted into organized structures, to be managed in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. 30TB of useful data was migrated, using Azure infrastructure to support complex applications.

Result

Konsolute used Kolumbus to provide an in-depth analysis of the data. DHSC were able to make a quick, informed and decisive decisions regarding which data was important for migration. Konsolute were then able to streamline the organization on a unified Microsoft 365 platform. 

Microsoft Teams was utilized to enrich the organization’s ability to collaborate. The enhanced communication is showcased by the ‘Track and Trace’ feature. Microsoft Teams enabled DHSC to set up and collaborate quickly, responding to COVID-19 cases as an organization. The overall result was the creation of a secure and compliant, data-driven cloud infrastructure. This drastically aided business functionality and engagement within DHSC.  


Subsea7

Konsolute Complete a Successful Digital Transformation for Subsea 7

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Konsolute Complete a Successful Full Provisioning of Microsoft 365 for Subsea 7

Konsolute work with Subsea 7 to implement a full Microsoft 365 tenancy that allowed teams to work both online and remotely, as required by the client, remaining enhancing their collaborative abilities.

Solution Summary 

Subsea 7, a prominent organisation in the engineering, construction, and service Industry, required solutions to automate business processes, increase business engagement, and help connect their geographically distributed teams.  

Konsolute provisioned a rollout of Microsoft 365 through a series of pilots, using workshops with stakeholder to gather information from which to create a strategic roadmap for the implementation of Microsoft 365 capabilities across the organisation, providing bespoke information architecture, governance, and security procedures. 

Konsolute delivered a phased rollout that reduced business impact and resulted in a more cohesive organisation, increased user engagement, and, ultimately, an increase in productivity.  

Challenge  

Subsea 7 required an enhanced working system with the main purpose of increasing collaborative working and connectivity between geographically disparate teams. Due to many of these teams working remotely in vessels, offline synchronisation capabilities were a key requirement of the organisation. 

Subsea 7’s existing system consisted of multiple collaborative environments across various systems, causing confusion when working across teams or projects, resulting in wasted time and effort. These disparate working systems lead to a lack of organisation-wide accessibility to key information, constituting a significant obstruction to information sharing and collaboration. This informed a main aim of Konsolute’s work with the organisation: to improve connection and collaboration ease and efficiency.  

The client also lacked automation of their business processing, further hampering the efficiency of the workforce at large. Subsea 7 accordingly required a full overhaul existing manual business processes, replacing them entirely with new systems and features to enable automation. This transition had to be completed in such a way that ongoing business processes were not interrupted by the work being done by Konsolute.  

Subsea 7 were also lacking business engagement in their organisation as well as adoption and change managementand therefore carried the significant risk of losing the advantages of technological improvements to the business. Konsolute were therefore required to work closely with the organisation, its stakeholders, and certain members of the workforce in order to ensure that all updates to the business processes that were implemented could be adopted and utilised to the full.  

"Konsolute were very professional and took special interest in how the organization is run today. From there, we have managed to map out and produce a plan for deployment of the M365 toolsets that is flexible to accommodate the changing needs of the business. They have worked as a partner and helped to remove issues when they arose. Great effort and fantastic company to work with."

- Subsea 7 Cloud Solutions Manager

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Energy

  • Microsoft 365
  • SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Microsoft EMS
  • Intune 

Solution Strategy  

Konsolute proposed to the client a full roll-out of Microsoft 365 across the organisation through a series of pilot rounds. Pilots were employed in order to gauge the organisation’s response to the strategies and implementation process undertaken by KonsoluteThe preliminary strategy implemented by Konsolute in this regard was to run workshops with Subsea 7 stakeholders across the client’s various office locations located around the world. These workshops were held in order to gather both qualitative and quantitative data regarding the client’s requirements for their Microsoft 365 journey.  

The output gathered from the requirements workshops were analysed and mapped, from which a strategic roadmap for the overall Microsoft 365 rollout was defined. A phased rollout was then implemented according to the strategic roadmap. The phases of the rollout were defined in order to ensure that the implementation process did not interrupt the client’s ongoing business process.  

Konsolute proceeded to help Subsea 7 establish an Adoption and Change Management practice according to the Microsoft Change Management Framework through a series of pilots. These pilots were intended to pare the client to fully adopt their new Microsoft 365 capabilities, embracing the services and using them in their day-to-day practices. The Adoption and Change Management training involved working with the Shareholders of Subsea 7, conducting scenarios and awareness workshops in order to boost the competency and responsiveness to Microsoft 365 benefits within the organisation.  

Konsolute implemented and undertook an entire organisational migration of the organisation onto the new Microsoft 365 cloud tenancy. Pilot users were migrated on a rolling basis according to business priority. The migration process followed the bespoke Information Architecture developed by Konsolute for the clientThis worked alongside a tailored Governance systemensuring that the client’s new technology continues to work well within the organisation. Throughout the migration process, Konsolute adhered to a comprehensive Security management plan, implementing compliance procedures and barriers on sensitive data according to the organisation’s requirements.  

Results

As a result of their collaboration with Konsolute, Subsea 7 were left with a cohesive organisation, with all teams and locations connected through Microsoft 365 and cloud capabilities. Konsolute implemented a full Microsoft 365 tenancy that allowed teams to work both online and remotely, as required by the client, remaining enhancing their collaborative abilities. Konsolute conducted a series of workshops and pilots followed by a phased rollout in order to tailor the process to stakeholders’ requirements and reduce the impact to existing business processes. Konsolute’s focus on Adoption and Change management resulted in more engaged and aware users, prepared to uptake the new technologies upon implementation. Overall, the migration and implementation of Microsoft 365 by Konsolute resulted in a distinct increase in productivity in Subsea 7 as an organisation.  


SharePoint Syntex

SHAREPOINT SYNTEX

Let SharePoint Syntex amplify your organisation's expertise, automate content processing, and intelligently transform your content into knowledge.

The first first offering as part of Microsoft’s Project Cortex, SharePoint Syntex creates AI models that classify and extract information and automatically apply metadata to your documents.

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Train Syntex's AI to intelligently label and classify your data, freeing up manpower and removing human error

Save time and energy spent searching for documents through the application of comprehensive column-based metadata

Enforce security and compliance with automatically applied sensitivity and retention labels

SharePoint Syntex is set to transform the future of work. The technology software combines expert content understanding with the speed and accuracy of artificial intelligence to automatically classify organisational content. Syntex sifts through organisational data, extracting key information and tagging content as it goes. This is all performed using trainable and secure AI models, allowing your organisational search engine to become the gateway to a knowledge network. With Syntex, every piece of content becomes perfectly placed and categorised  for streamlining business processes. Drive knowledge and data directly to your users, enhance operational efficiencies, and improve compliance, and rest assured that your data is secure..  

SharePoint Syntex provides the ability to automate the extraction of metadata from your files, putting  SharePoint Syntex Content Creator at the centre of your company’s content capturing and processing. Simply configure AI powered processes that extract information, with the option of applying sensitivity and retention labels. Teach AI models to read information the way you do. Build no-code AI models that teach the cloud to read content exactly the way you do, simplifying your data organisation and limiting the amount of time spent searching.

SharePoint Syntex intelligently employs distinct ways of dealing with both structured and unstructured data. SharePoint Syntex’s ‘Form Processing’ component captures information from large volumes of structured data. Content is then classified within SharePoint columns, so that it can be sorted and grouped by the keywords and values extracted. You can also easily search for content by captured metadata, aiding the speed of workplace operations.  

SharePoint Syntex’s ‘Document Understanding’ component uses machine learning to classify files and extract metadata from unstructured content. Classifiers are trained to identify all the files of a certain type; whilst ‘extractors’ capture metadata that matches defined phrases (e.g. keywords or characters) or patterns (e.g. dates and credit card numbers), to which sensitivity and retention labels can then be added. This ensures information protection and compliance are baked into systems whilst minimising effort for users. 

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All actions in one place

The SharePoint Syntex dashboard leads you through the steps for training its AI capabilities. Key actions include adding example files to the system, classifying files and training the AI, creating and training the elements to be recognised, and applying your trained models to new libraries. These actions all initiate user-friendly processes through which your organisation can train Syntex to automatically search through your documents and add metadata in order to classify and organise your data.

Recognise file format

Syntex’s training programme allows you to specify a file format, upload your own files, and give examples that both conform and do not conform to the given format. The Syntex training system helps teach your cloud how to read content the way you do, recognising and categorising your files exactly how you want it.

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Extract Elements

Syntex further allows you to define extractors, elements of your data by which you want documents to be labelled and classified. After defining your extractors, you teach your programme where to find the required information in various examples, training the system where to find certain data such as names, dates, or addresses. Syntex can be taught to recognise information by location, format, or associated phrases, ensuring that your content is recognised accurately.

Sit back and relax

Once trained, the Syntex system is then able to process your documents, extracting the metadata that you have specified and using it to label your documents. Simply sit back and let Syntex run in the background, seamlessly classifying your content with zero supervision required. The system also provides a “Confidence Score”, letting you know which files the system believes to have been classified the most accurately.

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How can Konsolute help you with your SharePoint Syntex journey?

As Microsoft Content and Services Partners, as well as Launch Partners for Project Cortex, we here at Konsolute deal in expertise that sit right at the heart of features such as SharePoint Syntex. As part of our partner status, we are the first to be updated with new features and elements of Microsoft’s Project Cortex, putting us in the best possible position to help you learn about how these new features could be of benefit to your organisation’s specific industry and business processes.  

 As Microsoft Partners, we here at Konsolute have the expertise required to get your organisation off the ground and flourishing with new Microsoft offerings such as SharePoint SyntexWe are offering free introductory sessions, giving you a basic understanding of how SharePoint Syntex works, as well as the benefits and potentials of Project Cortex technologies, beginning with Syntex. We offer a personalised overview of how your organisation can leverage the capabilities of SharePoint Syntex to your specific data and business processes, giving you an insight into the potential future of your organisation. Once you’ve got a proper vision of what your future of work could be with the help of these ground-breaking Cortex technologies, all you have to do is sit back and let Konsolute do all the hard work for you. With our expertise in Microsoft technology, we will provision a seamless implementation and business transformation into SharePoint Syntex for your entire organisation, guiding you every step of the way and helping you make the most of your new capabilities.  

Visit Microsoft's Syntex page here

Contact us about SharePoint Syntex today


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    Amnesty International Completes a Digital Transformation with Microsoft 365 and the Services of Konsolute

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    Amnesty International Completes a Digital Transformation with Microsoft 365 and the Services of Konsolute

    Konsolute worked with Amnesty International Secretariat to complete a Digital Transformation of the organisation’s internal system and business procedures. Konsolute primarily implemented the roll-out of Microsoft 365 services SharePoint, Exchange, and OneDrive for Business for use across Amnesty International’s 3000 users. Konsolute also completed a migration from Lotus Notes to Microsoft 365 and managed Amnesty’s programmes and projects. Finally, Konsolute aided Amnesty in the construction and management plan of their applications such as Individuals At Risk database.

    Challenge

    Amnesty International Secretariat is comprised of multiple offices worldwide and regularly collaborates with external satellite offices, sharing sensitive data regarding human rights cases. Across these offices, Amnesty required a cohesive, unified platform to facilitate collaborative working. Amnesty also required help with information architecture and governance, ensuring that all data and assets are structured.

    Strategy

    Konsolute conducted a full data migration to Microsoft 365 cloud services. This was done through the use of AI-driven data discovery using Konsolute’s discovery tool, Kolumbus. This enabled Amnesty to infer an Information Architecture by identifying common characteristics across their existing data.

    Konsolute implemented an Information Architecture structure as well as an Information Governance processes which ensured that the Amnesty’s data / processes were secure and compliant. Konsolute also completed the implementation of Programmes and Projects through a centralised provisioning engine built upon Microsoft Azure technology.

    Amnesty campaign for individuals, families, communities and organisations around the world who have had their human rights violated. Amnesty required a secure and compliant platform due to the sensitivity of the data relating to the cases. Konsolute implemented a bespoke application known as Individuals At Risk (IAR) hosted on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

    Finally, Konsolute carried out a core modernisation of Amnesty’s business processes to build numerous applications leveraging native Cloud Azure features.

    Result

    After working with Konsolute to implement a bespoke Microsoft 365 experience, Amnesty was left with a cohesive connected organisation, empowering employees with increased productivity and efficiency as well as streamlining crucial communications. Amnesty achieved standardisation across its various business units alongside increased operational efficiency and a reduction in operating costs.

    "Konsolute have enabled us to envision our digital transformation that connects our people and processes through Microsoft 365. This has allowed us to mobilise our workforce and work more effectively across geographical boundaries"

    - Amnesty CIO

    • Non-profit
    • Not-for-profit organisation


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    Modern Intranet

    Modern Intranet

    Build and Modernise the way you connect with your Workplace

    We have combined our experience in consulting and designing intranet solutions into an out-of-the-box intranet solution using the power of Microsoft 365 platform. With a simple click of a button, our highly configurable intranet system can be automatically provisioned on your Microsoft 365 tenancy. Choose from a collection of templates based upon the look and feel and functionality.

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    Our Modern and elegant intranet, that can be deployed across your organisation, here are some of the compelling reasons how an intranet can help your organisation

    Employee engagement

    Improve your leadership communication. Research has shown that comms directly correlated to how engaged your organisation is

    Breaking down barriers

    Improve transparency and collaboration across your organisation breaking communicating freely across these silos

    Your company culture

    Use your intranet to define your identity and reinforce your corporate culture and ethos across the wider organisation

    Your remote workforce

    Adapt and embrace the 'new ways' of working by using your intranet to communicate your messages in a clear and concise manner

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    A simple click away

    Choose your template

    Our pre-defined templates give you a modern UI experience, introducing to your users an easy and well organised access to all of your sites on SharePoint Online, as well as seamless navigation through your homepage. This will enable your users, to easily catch-up on the latest updates, news and events without them having to look too hard, whilst providing a personalise view of all the site content.


    Built on SharePoint Online

    Leverage the latest and greatest technology and features of SharePoint Online. SharePoint provides a modern, scalable and robust platform for deploying an intranet solution. Our Modern Intranet utilises the best features of Microsoft 365 to bring a simple and elegant and mostly important a free intranet which can deployed via a simple click.


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    Themes

    Our intranet templates foster the integrity of your company culture through branding and structuring of your design choices, across all content. Choose from the predefined colour palette and upload your organisation's logo. We'll take care of the rest and ensure that your intranet fits in with your organisation's guidelines.


    Simple and elegant

    Customisations offers a variety of colour pallets to pick from, that best express your organisation’s brand identity and to further personalise your intranet platform. Our templates also give you the ability to use your brand logo for your sites, which will automatically be applied to all of your sites, to give your site the brand identity consistency it needs.


    Endorsed by internal comms managers

    Our intranet solution has been deployed across numerous industry sectors such as finance, legal, government and nonprofits to name a few. We've had great feedback testimonials for how the organisations have been able to use the intranet for their respected use cases.

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    Keeping it social

    Yammer integration - let's get Yamming

    If you're using enterprise social platform like Yammer, you're in for a treat. Our intranet solution integrates seamlessly with Yammer. Simply specify if you have Yammer on the provisioning and we'll ensure that we configure your intranet for the Yammer experience.


    Twitter integration - tweet, tweet

    Twitter is a great way to communicate externally and it's a great mechanism to keep your internal organisation informed. Our Modern Intranet enables you to integrate with your Twitter feed. Just simply specify your Twitter handle and it will automatically be added to your site. Simple!

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    One-click intranet, coming up!

    The process is easy and quick, when deploying your newly created beautiful intranet site. Everything that it is required to make an intranet site is bundled into an all-in-one package, with just a click of a button, your intranet site will be easily deployed with everything you need to make your homepage, to your Microsoft 365 platform.


    Evergreen

    We're committed to ensuring that you have the latest features and components. We'll automatically patch and push the latest updates to your Intranet site, to make sure your Intranet site is up to date with the latest quality of life changes, to keep up with the current times.


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    Moving to Microsoft 365 and Azure

    Cloud Migration Services

    CLOUD MIGRATION SERVICES

    Welcome to your new home, let us help you move seamlessly and in a stress-free manner

    We remove the complexities from migrating to the cloud, we’ll work with you to identify your migrated objectives, identity what will need to be migration, and how. We’ll define you with a timeline to ensure that your migration is seamless and without any disruptions to your business

    Moving to Microsoft 365 and Azure

    By migrating and adopting the cloud successfully, organisations have benefited from the following...

    Have experienced business acceleration from their use of cloud services 87%
    Feel that they are more agile with executing their strategy 50%
    Have seen their organisation collaborating more efficiently and effectively 48%
    Have seen increased productivity with their workforce 46%
    Cloud Data Analysis
    Data analysis

    Before you begin your journey on defining and starting your migration it's important to understand the bigger picture. Our expert teams use a mixture of consultancy and in-house built data discovery tool such as Konsolute's Kolumbus and Auto Classifier to discover what applications and data can be migrated to the cloud.


    The output of the Data Analysis enables your organisation to make informed business decisions and define the scope and migration process. The analysis enables organisations to answer questions such as,

    • What application and infrastructure am I currently running? of these, which should be migrated, modernised, retired, replaced or maintained on-premise?
    • How much data will be migrated?
    • What are the risks associated with a migration, and how long will it take?
    • What will be the return on my investment for migration, based on my current running costs, my post-migration running costs, and the cost of migration itself?
    • What additional benefits will cloud migration bring to my business?
    Platform architecture & design

    Data analysis provides an important input into the target cloud platform design and architecture. Statistically data points alongside with engagement with your stakeholders will allow us to define the perfect platform blueprint.


    Retire, Replace, Rehost, Re-Architect or Retain On-Premise? We'll define a strategy based upon the data points to ensure that all options are addressed. SaaS, IaaS, Serverless, Containerized or modernised with PaaS, or if it cannot be migrated at all should reside in a private cloud. We'll architect a platform which meets your business objectives and can supports your business model for the foreseeable future.

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    Migration & Modernise

    We have extensive experience of orchestrating highly complex migrations to the cloud. Our skilled migration team have migrated mailboxes, Skype and document management systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum and On-Premise applications/systems to the cloud for clients operating in various time-zones ensuring business continuity and minimising and impact to end-users.


    One of the business benefits of cloud migration is the ability to enable new scenarios that would be impossible (or at least, prohibitively expensive) previously. The opportunity to re-imagine your new platform and application by harnessing cloud features such as Microsoft AI. Our Cloud Modernisation can assist your organisation to maximise new business opportunities offered by the cloud.

    Our Cloud Migration Offerings

    Free Migration Consultation

    Commitment free consultation with our migration experts
    Free
    • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert migration team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform
    • Friendly migration experts that can answer any answers or queries
    Schedule

    Let us guide you through the complexities of moving to the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

    • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)

    Data Analysis Workshop

    On-site workshop conducted at our offices or at yours
    • We will work with you to recognise the goals and priorities of your organisation and to ensure that we identify the optimal strategy for achieving the desired states
    • On-site workshop with our cloud migration team
    • Cloud migration roadmap based upon your organisational requirements

    This package includes an on-site workshop with our experts providing a data analysis and information processing, data model and heatmap view (Power BI dashboard). In addition, a detailed migration strategy document and recommendation paper will be provided to ensure your cloud migration goes smoothly.

    • We'll work with your stakeholders to understand your organisation's requirements
    • We'll provide you with options and details of the recommended next steps

    Target Platform Design

    Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
    • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

    We offer a series of onsite workshops, where our experts will collaborate with your I.T department to setup the Information architecture & governance, information management policy and records. In addition we will provide an easy to understand information design document containing information on architecture, governance, management policy and security recommendations for your organisation to ensure that the new cloud is tailored to you as much as possible.

    • A target platform would be designed in accordance with your organisation's specifications and informational structure.
    • The configuration of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 within the cloud will be done as a final touch to make sure your new cloud is fully operational.

    Migration and Remediation

    Determine if your organisation is ready for a digital change
    • How ready is an organisation for digital change? Our Prosci® business change consultants assess your organisation to see how ready you are for change
    • Included an enterprise search centre and enterprise taxonomy will be integrated to the new cloud as part of the migration process to ensure that you will find all categories of data with ease.

    A Migration of all your data will be performed, to transfer all data to the newly designed target platform. This process covers data migration for Microsoft teams, SharePoint, One drive, which will include a post configuration for the newly migrated data. Within this process, we are required to engage with either key figures of your organisation or your I.T team as part of the remedial process, to ensure we are on track with all your data migration needs, whilst processing the Post-migration data remediation.


    Microsoft Cloud and Beyond

    Cloud Strategy and Readiness

    Cloud Strategy and Readiness

    Let us guide you on your journey to the cloud and beyond

    We make sure to define a solid foundation by ensuring that your organisation is cloud compatible, whether you’re already embracing the cloud or looking to adopt the cloud or wondering what the cloud can do for you or having a bumpy ride on the cloud, we are here to help

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    Reasons why some organisations have not been successful at adopting the cloud

    lack understanding of cloud security and compliance

    lack clearly identified business objectives for transitioning to the cloud

    lack a roadmap or planning for transitioning to the cloud

    ...It's not all doomed for failure. Organisation who have successfully embraced the cloud are reaping the benefits

    Have experienced business acceleration from their use of cloud services 87%
    Feel that they are more agile with executing their strategy 50%
    Have seen their organisation collaborating more efficiently and effectively 48%
    Have seen increased productivity with their workforce 46%
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    Our expertise

    We have extensive experience and knowledge of helping clients to successfully adopt the Microsoft cloud. Irrespective of the size and complexity of your organisation, we will assist and guide you through the process. Our expert team can help you define your business preparedness plan, define your information governance, information architecture and information security for Microsoft 365 and Azure, which is vital to your organization's cloud strategy.


    We will show you, in a concise and perceptible way, whether and how you can benefit from the Microsoft 365 platform and what specific challenges your business may face in the process of implementation and subsequent migration to the cloud. Additional requirements related to the integration of cloud services in terms of data residency, data protection legislation and other relevant industry regulations will be considered and discussed with you.

    Health checks / Readiness Assessments

    Whether you're an organisation who is already embracing the cloud or looking to adopt the cloud. Our Cloud Readiness assessments, we'll observe and evaluate fundamental organisational, procedural and technical circumstances for your organisation.


    Our assessments starts from a free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert readiness team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform. We'd love to talk to you to discuss how we can potentially help.

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    Expert of Microsoft 365
    Adoption and Business Change

    We'll help you to maximise your investment in Microsoft 365. Your workforce is a primary enabler for your organisation to realise the benefits from Microsoft 365. We'll work with you to create and implement a business change strategy that works specifically tailored for your organisation.


    Our unique personas, workforce centric methodologies infused with Prosci methodologies have allowed us to successfully support organisations rolling out Microsoft 365. Our products such as Virtual Academy and Reflekt have shown to increase end-user adoption and end-user satisfaction.

    Our Cloud Readiness Offerings

    Free Cloud Readiness Consultation

    Commitment free consultation with our readiness experts
    £ 0
    • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert readiness team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform
    Schedule

    Let us guide you on the journey to the cloud. Whether you are a business already on the cloud or an organisation looking to adopt the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

    • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)
    • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help

    Onsite Cloud Readiness Workshop

    1 Day Onsite workshop conducted at our offices or at yours
    £1,500
    • We will work with you and your stakeholders to recognise the goals and priorities of your organisation and to ensure that we identify the optimal strategy for achieving the desired states

    Our cloud readiness experts will work with you to understand your organisation’s requirements from Information architecture, Information governance and Information security. Our cloud readiness assessment will detail the necessary steps required for you to adopt the cloud successfully and realise the benefits of the cloud

    • We'll work with your stakeholders to understand your organisation's requirements
    • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help
    • We'll provide you with options and details of the recommended next steps

    Onsite Cloud Security Readiness Assessment

    Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
    £2,000
    • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

    Security and compliance in any organisation is a vital factor in how their data and files are protected. Cloud security and more specific compliance needs are becoming more concurrent to the market. We provide you with a complete assessment of what your organisation needs for its security and compliance needs. We will capture your organisation’s security and compliance requirements such as your usage scenarios, your risk appetitie and your organisation’s devices to recommended a high-level security and compliance roadmap.

    • Analysis of your existing Office 365 and Azure configuration, if applicable
    • Overview of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSS) recommendations
    • Review of your InfoSec policies
    • Analysis of your user access scenarios, device access scenarios, organisational risk appetite
    • Azure AD Conditional Access design and implement
    • Microsoft Intune MDM
    • Microsoft Intune App Protection (BYO)
    • Unified Sensitivity labelling
    • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

    Business Change Readiness Assessment

    Determine if your organisation is ready for a digital change
    £2,000
    • How ready is an organisation for digital change? Our Prosci® business change consultants assess your organisation to see how ready you are for change

    Our team of fully certified change management experts are trained to deliver the adoption in IT Products in products like Microsoft 365, ServiceNow and SuccessFactors while holding true to our belief that simplicity is best.

    We work with your project managers to Build, Excite and Equip your teams in what a new product is, what’s in it for them, and train them in how best to use it. Helping ensure you achieve your expected ROI in a new IT product.

    • Prosci® certified will work with you to assess your organisational requirements
    • Persona driven methodologies capturing motivations, preferences, biases, needs, wants, desires


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    Security & Compliance

    Security and Compliance

    Manage cybersecurity and compliance effectively across your evolving digital landscape

    We understand the importance cyber, regulatory, operational, and financial threats to your organisation. Our accredited security specialists remove the complexities of securing your cloud platform and ensuring that you have the right level of controls based upon your organisational requirements, maturity and culture.

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    Securing your investment on the Microsoft Cloud

    An exponential increase in the number of connected devices albeit corporate or personal, remote workers and a cultural shift in the security ecosystem that may not be widely understood or recognised by your workforce, may potentially put your organisation at risk. Who, what and how can devices, users, partners, vendors access your environments. Security is not just risk management or an IT issue, but instead a core business enabler

    Increase in the number of threats on Microsoft 365 over the last two years

    Increase in the amount of files deemed sensitive data stored on the Microsoft Cloud (Year-on-Year)

    Increase in sharing sensitive data with an open, publicly accessible link over the past two years

    Compliance and beyond

    In the cloud era, the challenge is not only protecting this sensitive information against internal and external threats, but also retaining the same compliance policy enforcement that enterprises have for on-premises applications. With just a few clicks, an employee can share an entire folder containing sensitive data with another user within the company (or outside the company) in violation of a compliance regulations

    80%

    Unclassified data

    Corporate data that is “dark” – it is not classified, protected or governed

    53%

    Insider threat

    Organisations that have experienced insider attacks in the last 12 months

    200+

    Regulatory

    Updates per day from over 1000 regulatory bodies worldwide

    Our Cloud Security and Compliance Offerings

    Free Cloud Security Consultation

    Commitment free consultation with our security experts
    £ 0
    • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert security team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to secure your cloud platform
    Schedule

    We’ll love to discuss how we can help you with securing your investment on the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

    • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)
    • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help

    Onsite Cloud Security Readiness Assessment

    Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
    • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

    Security and compliance in any organisation are vital factors in how their data and files are protected. Cloud security and more specific compliance needs are becoming more concurrent to the market. We provide you with a complete assessment of what your organisation needs for its security and compliance needs. We will capture your organisation’s security and compliance requirements such as your usage scenarios, your risk appetite and your organisation’s devices to recommend a high-level security and compliance roadmap.

    • Analysis of your existing Office 365 and Azure configuration, if applicable
    • Overview of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSS) and HMG Cyber Security recommendations
    • Review of your InfoSec policies
    • Analysis of your user access scenarios, device access scenarios, organisational risk appetite
    • Azure AD Conditional Access design and implement
    • Microsoft Intune MDM
    • Microsoft Intune App Protection (BYO)
    • Unified Sensitivity labeling
    • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)