Oil & Engineering Group had expanded rapidly, but its computing systems hadn’t kept up. This has caused inefficiencies, workflow bottlenecks, and difficulties in system management. Seeing the cloud as both the solution to its issues and the way to the future, the company embarked on the ambitious task of making all operations virtual.
Oil & Engineering Group is always looking for better ways to do things. So when the company, which operates globally in the oil and gas sector, needed to unify its geographically separate operations and streamline communication and collaboration, the cloud was the obvious solution.
Entering the Virtual Age:
“In this virtual age, we knew that the benefits were there,” says David Battersby, Group Head of IT. Attempts to create an in-house solution failed because of poor bandwidth and latency in some countries, and cloud hosting options all came with “too much extra baggage,” he explains. The company had recently rolled out Office 365, so “it made total sense to go with Microsoft. All the licensing and headache was taken away from us.”
The Way of the Future:
The greatest benefit is the integration of the company’s global operations, with all users able to connect to the virtual desktop from anywhere in the world, making communication and collaboration seamless while freeing employees to work from anywhere. For a company that works 24/7 across time zones, the productivity and efficiency increases are significant, with time and cost savings to match.