Client: Dinstock

Employee count: 32

Date: March 2019

Description: Cisco Meraki and Windows 10 solutions to improve security and Sharepoint solution for efficient file sharing.

Website: http://www.dinstock.com/

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Dinstock is an established and expert industrial tool distribution company, who also have expertise in specialist manufacturing of fasteners & fixings. With two sites in the West Midlands, Dinstock are located for efficient distribution to worldwide locations.

 

Problem

After successfully completing Dinstock’s Office 365 migration and being onboarded as a supplier, we noticed that their infrastructure was in need of some refreshing and security upgrades. Every PC was running a Windows 7 or XP operating system and the firewall solution was outdated. They also utilised an old Windows 7 file server which they wanted to remove from their infrastructure but used for network drives and file sharing.

 

Solution

We devised a project plan to replace the firewalls with Cisco Meraki devices to ensure higher levels of security and more control. The PCs were replaced with new, high spec Windows 10 machines to improve business practices and user efficiency, in time for the end of Windows 7 support. All kit was first preconfigured and built in the Stephens IT warehouse with Avast installed as the chosen Anti-Virus solution. To enable a move away from the file server, we devised a Sharepoint migration, creating a hosted space for file sharing and to increase user collaboration & document sharing. A large amount of data was migrated, all permissions set as per customer request and each PC synced correctly to the applicable account. All work was completed out of hours as to not impact the customer’s working practices.