Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 61 - Page 60

CASE STUDY

WE SAW THE POTENTIAL OF WORKING WITH NTT AND HOW THIS RELATIONSHIP COULD HELP US CONTINUE TO GROW .

As an integrated service provider , the TIP team prides itself on driving innovation , ensuring its customers can take advantage of the latest developments .
“ Our vision is to remain a leader in trailer and truck rental and trailer maintenance ,” said Andy Wyatt , Chief Information Officer at TIP . “ To do that , we need to be able to work and collaborate across the whole of the organisation .”
To achieve this vision , it needed to reinvent the way it approached its use of technology , moving from traditional on-premises and outsourced IT solutions and adopting a cloud-first view of the future .
“ We needed to look at what it would take to achieve the level of Digital Transformation and what we needed to do to get there . It was clear to me that the world was moving towards a cloud-only environment .
“ In 2019 we were in a position where we needed to do something different , so we started looking for a partner who would be able to help us on our journey and this led us to NTT ,” said Wyatt .
Creating a cloud-first organisation
“ We chose NTT for a number of reasons ,” said Wyatt . “ The technical solution was based on Microsoft Azure , which amplified our existing investment in Microsoft technologies , such as Office 365 and Power BI . But more than that , we saw the potential of working with NTT and how this relationship could help us continue to grow .”
The transformation programme involved re-architecting TIP ’ s existing application environment to take full advantage of the Azure platform .
“ NTT managed the process of moving our environment from our previous data centre provider to Azure ,” he continued . “ This was accomplished over about 12 months and was delivered on time and on budget . We now leverage its capabilities to manage this
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