Adapting To Change

When it came to migrating the whole of its workforce to Microsoft Office 365, Cosurica’s consultancy service proved invaluable to growing Manchester-based loans company Evolution Money.

Industry: Finance

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Users: 160+

Cosurica customer since 2016

Products and Services: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, Windows Server hosting in Microsoft Azure

Outcomes & Benefits: More manageable, flexible and secure email; Office software licensing simplified – all users have up to date applications ensuring full compatibility with email services; high level of resilience and capacity for growth achieved

The challenges:

  • Existing infrastructure unable to keep pace with rapid company growth
  • Microsoft Office software licences obtained reactively and difficult to keep track of
  • Incompatibilities between the various Office software versions in use
  • Remote email access to be restricted to only a very limited number of senior staff
  • Finance industry compliance obligations require higher level security be implemented

The solutions:

  • Office 365 Migration planning and testing
  • Active Directory Federation Services implementation and testing
  • Configuration of security to allow senior staff to sign in to Office 365 from anywhere in the world, whilst limiting front line staff to access from inside the office only, meeting key compliance obligations
  • Hosting additional ADFS servers in Microsoft Azure for increased resilience and flexibility, with capacity for rapid growth

Matt Rowe“It’s with confidence that I can say that Cosurica did an excellent job. It genuinely felt as if Cosurica were working with us to achieve a positive outcome, which is not something I’ve felt before when using other consultants. Normally, it’s been a case of ‘No, that’s out of project scope’ when we’ve had to make adaptions, but Cosurica were happy to go and above and beyond for us, delivering a result that the whole company were really happy with, on time and within budget.”
Matt Rowe, IT Manager

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