A cost effective, secure and efficient IT system to support growth
A multi-discipline engineering company specialising in electrical installation and large-scale engineering projects for blue chip companies, councils and the rail network.
About the project
Picow needed a cost effective, secure and efficient IT system to support their growth and an IT partner they could trust. A board level decision was made to outsource this, and The PC Support Group was engaged to plan, provision, install and support this system.
“The initial transfer from our old IT supplier to The PC Support Group was very smooth with minimal disruption to our business and we have since seen a significant improvement in service and reliability.”Andy RayCAD Manager, Picow Engineering
- Faster and more reliable IT performance
- Reliable and cost effective remote working
- Enhanced data security
- Improved email stability
- Efficient IT problem resolution
Specialising in electrical installation, Picow has a deserved reputation for engineering excellence and customer satisfaction. It employs over 100 people including those based at their North West head office and the remaining staff work remotely.
They provide a comprehensive service including designs in all aspects of engineering, construction and full electrical installation and control as well as complete project management.
Picow undertakes large-scale engineering projects for an increasing portfolio of well-known blue-chip companies including Land Rover, Jaguar, Kraft Heinz, United Utilities and Northern Rail amongst others.
Through rapid business growth with a keen focus on being trailblazers in their industry, Picow’s IT systems were starting to lose effectiveness, unable to support their strategy and at risk of holding back their continued growth. They needed a new approach to their IT infrastructure which would feed their ambitious expansion and diversification plans.
A key challenge was the need for enhanced data security and system reliability whilst enabling a UK-wide workforce to work remotely with efficiency.
The existing infrastructure had limited remote access capability which inhibited the company’s ambitions for more flexible working and the number of IT-related issues plus speed of addressing them was holding the organisation back.
Working closely with Picow management, it was clear that a system was required that would save unnecessary additional investment, reduce ongoing software and hardware maintenance costs and dramatically improve their email security.
A key to the solution was the introduction of Windows terminals across sites, enabling a cost-effective system for remote desktop working allowing the company to progress.
The PC Support Group successfully developed and managed an efficient and detailed implementation plan that meant there was no disruption to Picow’s day-to-day work.