Newark and Sherwood District Council

About Newark and Sherwood District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council represents the largest district in Nottinghamshire. Their staff provide essential services and local initiatives to over 120,000 residents.

 

The challenge

Newark and Sherwood District Council needed to deploy Microsoft Cloud technologies to their 700 users as quickly as possible and were looking for support to get it done quickly and with minimal disruptions to their team. They wanted to ensure they were getting the full potential of their M365 license and not missing any key features and capabilities. The council explored their options and turned to Microsoft to recommend an experienced FastTrack Ready partner to suit their needs.

 

On recommendation from Microsoft, Newark and Sherwood District Council turned to us to support their deployment of a range of Microsoft solutions with our FastTrack Service. With decades of combined experience in Microsoft Cloud and extensive experience working with public sector organisations, we were perfectly situated to support them.

 

The solution

To help Newark and Sherwood District Council hit their digital transformation goals we supported their deployment of multiple services – a hybrid deployment of Exchange Online, Microsoft Intune to manage the council’s mobile devices, and Azure Application Proxy to make web resources available across mobile devices via 365. We migrated the council to Microsoft Intune from their existing solution bringing them greater returns on their investment by using the untapped capabilities within their M365 licensing.

 

We provided guidance and best practice advice via our FastTrack Service with additional expert consulting with an overview on Microsoft Intune policies to ensure the project ran smoothly.

 

In addition, we used all resources, platforms and links available to us via FastTrack to make their roll-out as quick as possible. Once fully onboarded with Intune and Exchange Online, the council requested support on Azure Application Proxy. As part of the FastTrack benefit, our experts engaged with a dedicated Microsoft Subject Matter Expert to find the answers and solutions they needed with step-by-step guidance every step of the way.

 

Newark and Sherwood District Council has been so pleased with our FastTrack service that they’re continuing to work with us through the rest of their M365 project including OneDrive, SharePoint and Viva. The council saved on consultancy and made use of existing technical resources in-house for the deployment, avoiding the need for additional staffing costs.

 

The outcome

As a result of this project Newark and Sherwood District Council is utilising the full scope of their M365 license and seeing the full return on their investment. Their employees are able to make use of the latest technologies and collaborate securely across the organisation.

 

For their constituents, the council is now more available than ever with robust infrastructure to support the continuation of their work in the event of a disaster recovery situation.

“Transparity have been incredible throughout our journey migrating to Office 365. Without their assistance, the phases of our migration to Office 365 would have likely taken much longer. Through FastTrack, they have been able to empower our officers to carry out this migration without the need for additional external resource.”

Alexander Gamage, ICT Technical Projects Officer at Newark and Sherwood District Council

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