Press Release: ITVET complete the transition of managed IT support for three shopping centres, recently adopted by Mapp property management.
ITVET, were awarded the contract to transition the managed IT support for three major UK shopping centres at Eldon Square, Potteries Centre and Soar, Braehead, on behalf of property management agents, Mapp.
As an established managed IT support provider in the Retail sector, ITVET bring with them a wealth of experience in the property management sector. Due to exceptional circumstances, the IT services transition and upgrade project – which would normally have a minimum lead time of 6-8 weeks – was completed in just 7 days.
The project is a landmark for ITVET, achieving a rapid turnaround over multiple locations across the country. The programme allowed just 2 days on each site to fully transition all IT services, including new hardware installations and so required mobilization across the organisation.
With no prior access available, the implementation phase was planned remotely, entirely from technical documentation and network designs. ITVET had a window of just 3 hours to transfer all services, while the centres remained open throughout delivery. On top of this, there were hundreds of miles between sites, so the project role out required precision logistical planning, and left no scope for inaccuracy.
Daryl Fuller, Managing Director, ITVET group, said:
‘We were delighted to be awarded this contract by Mapp and it was a privilege to have the opportunity to work on these transitions with them. Today, the retail sector is in a state of flux, but we believe that this is the moment that will enable shopping centres to innovate, enhance and recover stronger.
For us, it was an opportunity to showcase the value ITVET brings to our customers. We provide services to around 400 shopping centres throughout the UK and Europe, so we know the market and the technology inside out. We are agile – we can mobilise quickly to deliver sophisticated, reliable managed IT services on request, and we can also offer long-term ongoing support.
In addition, we wanted to add value by transitioning and upgrading several outsourced services. We quickly simplified Mapp’s supply chain, assuring ongoing business continuity, and reducing risk by lowering the number of providers from four, down to one.
The whole transition programme was delivered on time, to budget and within the 7-day Go-Live window. It has been an enormous undertaking which has involved everyone pulling together, and we are extremely proud of the results’
By fully managing the supply chain, ITVET are guaranteeing the provision of expert support with a single point of contact. This includes Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud-based phone systems (including all lifts with a 50 port ATA), Cisco wireless networks for public and private use, switch infrastructure to service CCTV, footfall, and digital services.
ITVET also installed resilient servers with automatic failover and replication to Microsoft Azure, renewed all desktop IT hardware with high specification technology. All including 24/7 support meaning that the Owners, the management company (Mapp) and the shopping centre staff can be confident in their IT all day, everyday.
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