- A firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors in the City of London.
- Provides advice to entrepreneurs, fast growing and owner managed businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK and internationally.
- Formed in 2001 with the merger of Hays Allan and Macintyre & Co, the firm has grown significantly and now has 33 partners, over 240 staff and a turnover in excess of £28m.
Case Study Overview
Nothing focuses attention on business vulnerabilities quite like a brush with disaster. In 2017, haysmacintyre experienced a loss of power to its comms room when flooding affected the office of another tenant in its multi-occupancy building. The on-premise server environment had to be shut down and employees/ partners endured a full day of downtime before they could get back online. Additionally, management of the existing infrastructure was eating into expenditure and taking up IT staff time.
The tipping point came when the firm's recent growth required a move to a larger office, but they faced tough decisions about how to move their infrastructure. In addition to haysmacintyre's infrastructure challenges, the firm’s existing PBX phone system and laptops were in need of replacement.
The decision was made to migrate to a fully managed service via CDW’s own cloud platform, ServiceWorks with full disaster recovery, back-up facilities and proactive monitoring. Another key part of this solution was the implementation of Citrix Virtual Desktops, providing remote and secure access across compact and powerful Lenovo Hardware, all supported by a Cisco Meraki network and security infrastructure.
"Entrusting CDW with management of our infrastructure has enabled us to better explore the ways in which IT can serve as an enabler."
To learn more about the haysmacintyre office relocation project, download the case study. For any other enquiries contact CustomerReference@uk.cdw.com.