No. of Users
After conducting an audit and scoping exercise, OryxAlign proposed moving from a traditional file server to Microsoft Modern Workplace. Part of the audit was looking at their IT environment from a FinOps perspective and asking, “Where can we reduce cost costs and maximise efficiency?”
The project involved moving Active Directory to Azure, and the remote desktop service was moved to Azure Virtual Desktop. It was housed within the umbrella of a Microsoft-powered Modern Workplace, including SharePoint, Endpoint Manager, and other platforms.
As much of the data held by Solace is sensitive, security was a high priority. We continued making full use of their Microsoft 365 licensing by deploying Microsoft Defender to protect endpoint devices and servers. However, we also installed CISCO Umbrella for web filtering to ensure staff could not accidentally visit malicious websites.
User adoption was a key element. Adam Weldon-Ming, Cloud Solution Architect Team Lead at OryxAlign, highlighted, “60-70% of cloud migration projects, especially to modern workspace, fail because of poor user adoption.” As a result, we conducted a train-the-trainer program that covered sharing, access control, co-authoring, Teams calling, chat messages and more.
Adam added, “Solace has always been at the forefront of technology adoption, moving to Azure when it was Windows Virtual Desktop and still in its infancy. They continue to be a technology leader in the charity sector.”