(PRWEB UK) 11 October 2012
The Gambling Commission is an important regulatory watchdog in Great Britain since it is tasked with keeping the industry free of crime, protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed and ensuring gambling is conducted both fairly and transparently.
They were faced with the issue of having around 25% of their employees working remotely as compliance and enforcement managers – since the demands of these positions leaves little opportunity for face-to-face meetings amongst colleagues, they needed to find a way to keep home based employees engaged with head office colleagues so that everyone could work better together.
In addition, the Commission’s current voice platform, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, needed to be upgraded in order to continue meeting their particular business challenges.
As a respected IT service provider with a successful track record in delivering quality solutions for complex data networks and other critical corporate technologies, 365iT was able to offer the Gambling Commission the right answer to their needs.
Since 365iT have for some time been in partnership with world-class network technology vendor Cisco, they recommended, designed and fully deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) for Unified Communications as the remedy to boost the Gambling Commission’s IT and business operations.
Not only had 365iT forged a trusted relationship with the regulatory body over several years of providing solutions for them, the Gambling Commission saw the strategic value of the proposition to use Cisco’s UCS in that it provides an integrated system that can be easily managed from a centralised platform.
Cisco UCS is able to unite a company’s servers, network, storage access and virtualisation into a cohesive system that delivers sound strategic value. As an example, the platform can reduce the number of server I/O adaptors and cables by up to 50%, which thereby creates a vastly streamlined data centre environment.
The real business benefits that 365iT Services was able to deliver to the Gambling Commission through the Cisco UCS solution included easy access to advanced mobile and desktop unified communications clients, rapid deployment and expansion of services without the need for additional hardware, greater cost efficiency and flexibility, vastly simplified IT management, the minimisation of components and cables as well as a reduction of server footprint.
Peter Howells at 365iT commented on the overall result that was achieved: “We wanted to give the Gambling Commission a platform that allows IT to deliver strategic advantage to their business and we are glad to have successfully provided them with a suitable solution.”