Benchmarking and optimising the existing estate, and balancing knowledge across the team, ensured efficient business continuity plus effective planning for future scalability

The Customer

Fosters + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly varied range of work, from airports to private houses and even super yachts.With offices worldwide and buildings on six continents, IT understandably plays an important role here, with the latest technologies delivering a competitive edge to the business.

The Situation

  • Conduct IT estate inventory and health check
  • Identify optimisation and enhancements ready for future expansion
  • “Do more with less” by augmenting what IT investments were already in place

Our Approach

  • Actioned immediate remedial work to optimise existing storage
  • SONAR used to rapidly provide benchmarks and identify recommended actions
  • Identified future project work to allow the estate to scale with business needs

Outcomes Achieved

  • Fully documented and updated configuration of the environment, including benchmarking
  • Creation of maintenance plan to ensure good knowledge across all team members
  • Production of staged work plan for proposed further actions