The Department for International Trade (DIT) sits between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Business Innovation and Skills Department. Their main objective is to promote the UK as a brilliant place to invest and a great business partner to have as well as helping UK-based firms to export.
By its very nature DIT is a very mobile organisation, however, its systems were fixed to desktop which left staff little flexibility. Communication between the over 2000 staff was difficult and access to web services was unreliable. DIT needed a mobile cloud solution that would work anywhere in the world while maintaining security integrity at all times.
Core worked with DIT to develop a fully secure and flexible mobile solution. Built on Core’s Aurora platform while also utilising Microsoft Office 365 this offered anywhere anytime email and document access on the provided laptops or tablets.
Combining the best of Microsoft with the DIT’s own suite of web services. Communication has also been improved with Microsoft Skype for Business making time-zones more fluid and allowing all staff to see who is available at any one time.
With the development of the new system, Core have delivered to over 2000 users working remotely around the world a secure and cost effective environment.
“With the new system, I can keep updated on the move and have faster access to the documents I need no matter where I am.”
Mobile working, improved communication, faster access to CRM and the ability to work much more efficiently no matter where you are around the world are just the key highlights that DIT have seen from its groundbreaking move to the cloud.
“As ambassadors for the UK, it’s vital that the technology we use in our day to day operations paints a picture of Britain as an advanced nation. The Cloud system with Core and the Microsoft suite of products have allowed us to achieve that in a very cost effective manner whilst delivering a host of productivity improvements.”