Case Study – Abstruct Consulting
Abstruct consulting is a dynamic structural and civil engineering consultancy.
Collaboration is key to their successful management of clients, architects, developers, contractors and fellow professionals.
Providing a hands-on and personal approach, they undertake commissions throughout the UK and internationally.
Clients include Balfour Beatty Ltd, The Victoria & Albert Museum and Guys Hospital.
Abstruct Consulting was created as a merger of two businesses, both using disparate systems and filing procedures.
As engineers, they had a requirement to share and sync large data files and they were previously using a consumer-grade product as a workaround.
Multiple versions of large CAD files were being edited and shared by engineers out on site, with limited audit trail and a lack of control over sync/backup times.
They needed a secure, robust and reliable business-grade solution.
Hero IT Support analysed and audited the existing set up, planned the solution and completed the implementation.
This included migration to Microsoft Office 365, installation of VoIP and Integration of Managed File Sync to streamline processes across the entire organisation.
Managed File Sync syncs corporate data to the cloud, allowing access and sharing of files and folders from servers, computers and mobile devices. It is quick to deploy, secure and inexpensive to run.
Security features enable safe collaboration with others, with user options to control access and set policies. Administrators maintain security, control, and data privacy with a multi-tenant dashboard and rich reporting.
Altogether, a fluid and intuitive way to manage, share and control Abstruct Consulting’s data files.
Flexible, remote working
Secure, reliable, safe
The Results Were Amazing
“Outsourcing our IT Support to Hero IT Support has freed up time for our in-house IT Manager to work on our clients and for our operations managers to concentrate on our core business.
Managed IT Support means we’re covered by Hero IT Support’s fast, reactive and proactive support service. It also means that we are always one step ahead of others with new business technology developments. Hero IT Support are early adopters of technologies that streamline or automate business processes and they apply these technologies to their own business and to those of their clients. Partnering with Hero IT Support has meant improvements in our productivity, money saving and protection from disasters that could cause data loss and unexpected bills.
One such new technology they recommended was Managed File Sync. We were previously using Dropbox but had a lot of large, highly sensitive files and needed a business-grade solution. They were already aware of, and using such a service and provided a demo of their Managed File Sync software. This allowed us to have file replication from the cloud server and our internal server; this meant we could access/modify files internally and externally and all users had the same version of files. Our engineers can now access and sync files from anywhere, creating a truly mobile workforce.
Hero IT Support regularly monitor our workstations and sort out problems before they interrupt our services. They have always been proactive in reducing IT costs, keeping us updated with suitable new technologies and trends and providing exceptional customer services. I cannot recommend them highly enough to any business.”