Chartered surveyors at Earl Kendrick needed an IT setup that would provide them with top level security and provide them with remote working capabilities.
With headquarters in London and a second office in Brighton, Earl Kendrick Associates’ Chartered Surveyors specialise in working with commercial and residential buildings in the UK. The team at Earl Kendrick has worked on many projects offering surveying services from planning, managing, insurance and the design alterations of many buildings.
The Earl Kendrick team was operating on a Citrix hosted desktop solution from another provider which wasn’t suitable for purpose and the contract was shortly coming to an end. This prompted a search for a more reliable and better performing solution, as their setup caused frequent issues and outages leading to productivity issues for the entire company. This was big problem for remote workers as the set up did not support them properly.
The company used software from NBS Building & Deltek PIM (Union Square) which they needed to be virtualised and migrated to a new environment. The previous provider did not have the security credentials that Earl Kendrick Associates was looking for and they had growing concerns around security of their data and backups. High profile cyber-attacks such as Wannacry made the customer even more security aware.
“Since Atlas Cloud has centralised our data, applications and files in the cloud, we have become more agile. Our surveyors are able to work on customer sites without issue which has caused our productivity to increase significantly. Our transition to the cloud was seamless – Atlas handled everything and we were able to work throughout the implementation process.”
– Julian Davies, Managing Director
Our years of Citrix experience meant we could deliver a more robust solution with increased performance and reliability. Coupled with our security credentials (ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials) and award-winning service desk it meant that Atlas Cloud could accommodate all of Earl Kendrick’s requirements, including increased productivity and better security, as part of our standard offering.
Since Earl Kendrick adopted the cloud we have also gained BS 10012 accreditation to further enhance our security offering. Earl Kendrick also acquired another company during the implementation process. The newly acquired company’s users and data were added to the Earl Kendrick system and implemented at the same time as the whole environment without any delays. This is all managed and accessed from a central location.