Node4 overhauls Sutton Winson’s IT and communications infrastructure for maximum agility

Wednesday 7th March 2018 • 4 min read
Rohini Syal, Marketing Communications Manager

Node4 announces today that it is working with Sutton Winson, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers and risk management providers, to undertake a complete overhaul of the company’s IT and telephony infrastructure. Node4’s solutions will also provide the infrastructure Sutton Winson requires to support its brand new broking system and a bespoke in-house system.

The overhaul was triggered by a decision to move away from two legacy broking systems. As the company reviewed alternative systems, the IT team realised that this moment provided a great opportunity to take a look at other areas that were in need of a refresh. The team decided to migrate the telephony system to the cloud and to perform a major overhaul of IT infrastructure in order to ensure peak business performance.

Sutton Winson was looking for a provider that could address all of its needs. Node4 won the competitive tender and will be responsible for helping Sutton Winson bring its IT and Telephony infrastructure into a managed private cloud.

“Node4 came with good pedigree thanks to its data centre business which gave us great peace of mind, as we knew that they had a strong core infrastructure. We also knew that they have delivered the infrastructure our new broking system needed to another provider, and that it had been very successful, so we had a proof point.” said Andy Jonas, Director of Sutton Winson.

He added: “We really liked that they were able to offer comprehensive, integrated solutions that addressed all the areas of the brief, but the differentiator was that Node4 was able to tailor its offering to our needs. That level of bespoke service made us feel like our voice would be heard and our needs taken into account throughout the implementation process.”

Node4 and Sutton Winson are already working on the implementation of the systems. The telephony network is already deployed, and the systems will go live this year. The broker system is undergoing tests, and staff will receive training. Sutton Winson wants the system to be fully operational and live soon.

“A dynamic company like Sutton Winson, that needs to be able to expand rapidly, cannot afford to be slowed down by legacy systems and infrastructure,” commented Shane Dove, Head of Commercial Sales, Node4. “With wholly-owned data centres, Node4 is unique in being able to offer companies like Sutton Winson an end-to-end solution along with high-calibre consultancy and a comprehensive IT service wrap. However, most importantly, we can offer the significant time and attention that Sutton Winson deserves to keep their business critical systems moving at optimum efficiency.”

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