Calderdale College has worked with SICL through several successful projects, all of which have created greater flexibility and scalability for the college’s it infrastructure.
Head of Information Technology & MIS
SICL are effectively CAPITB’s it department providing all consultancy, implementation, engineering and support services as required together with regular on-site attendance.
We now have the confidence in the network and it's resilience, due to how it has been designed. SICL delivered the project to our requirements, on budget, ahead of schedule.
The new communications system has gone down well. Far more importantly, it has added a true mobile element to the offering. Whilst the business itself saves money, works more effectively and picking up a green award along the way, it is the personal side where many people see the benefits. The flexibility it gives to individuals to better manage their time, to still take the call for the critical project without having to travel a couple of hundred miles translates into being home earlier and more often, to reclaiming a better balance between work and family. And that adds up to a happy workforce.
When Mark Pollitt took on the mantle of IT Manager, he set about reviewing their IT strategy and existing technology. In regards to data management, their big weak spot in the process was how it still involved manual intervention and physical tapes. Through the SICL Safe product, Martin Moore now have an automated back up system, that does not rely upon manual intervention for its integrity. It also operates as an archive of all designs in the business, allowing for much quicker retrieval of previous work.
Laura Nelson, Operations Director at RTITB, has helped to oversee a fundamental shift in the company’s fortunes. Key to enabling that has been the transition to a cloud based infra-structure that the company embarked upon in 2010. Whilst RTITB have managed to lower their total cost of ownership quite significantly as a result of the migration to the a cloud based infrastructure, the major benefit has been the way that the business has become free to focus on its core activities without worrying about the IT system.
Schofield Sweeney is very much a people business. Being able to communicate effectively to other lawyers, clients and each other is a business critical capability. The collaboration solution deployed by SICL brought two key benefits to the business - ease of future expansion without the need for additional hardware and and full failover resilience of the core platform. The real prize though, as Graham Sweeney puts it, is how it 'makes all the small things so much easier for people'.
With a major investment programme on the horizon, it was imperative that Yorkshire Water had confidence in their ability to deliver cost-effectively. Yorkshire Water, through its engagement with SICL has built an extremely robust network to support its growth ambitions. With a platform that meets their key challenges around agility, security and resilience the Asset Delivery Unit is able to concentrate on delivery.