Case Studies


Here are some of our recent IT case studies, feel free to contact us if you want more information about the type of work we do. You can also find out more about the sectors we work in here.

Using Office 365 to support collaboration on HS2 at engineering joint venture Fusion

To facilitate secure, collaborative working for all members of the Fusion project team, Fordway implemented a dedicated Office 365 domain and now provides ongoing user support to Fusion through its Service Desk. The cloud-based platform provides easy scalability as the project team grows while ensuring users always have the latest versions of applications and can work from any location.
Read our Fusion O365 case study>

Reliable, future-proof storage for financial services

When financial services company Hampden needed to replace its existing storage area network, it turned to the company who had installed its current system for advice. IT integrator Fordway recommended a combination of flash and solid state storage to provide cost-effective, automated handling of current and historic data, plus the reliability that is vital in the financial services sector.

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Managing logistics with cloud computing

IT has been instumental in enabling a specialised logistics company to grow its business and handle the increasingly complex needs of its customers. To improve data security they chose a managed cloud service from Fordway to provide their specialised applications to virtualised desktops, with 24 x 7 monitoring and support and a fully managed DR service.
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Hosting desktops and critical regulatory portal for the Oil and Gas Authority

With the online portal which handles the majority of its consent and regulatory activities becoming increasingly unresponsive, the Oil and Gas Authority needed a new secure hosting environment. After a competitive tender it chose managed cloud provider Fordway, which now hosts the portal and provides back-up and DR using its own equipment in two UK data centres.
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Fordway shared services help councils reduce costs and improve disaster recovery

To meet the need to reduce costs while protecting front line services, Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils agreed to work together to implement a shared services initiative. They chose Fordway to design and implement a new IT infrastructure to support the initiative using a shared platform to streamline service provision across the two councils while enabling each to maintain its own identity.
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Cloud Platform supports engineering joint-venture with Crossrail tunnelling

In 2011 BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial and Kier formed a joint venture which was awarded a number of contracts to build infrastructure for Crossrail.  Fordway set up a cloud based infrastructure and fully managed and hosted business continuity/disaster recovery solution for the project in just four weeks using its two UK data centres.  As well as the platform as a service solution, Fordway provides an onsite IT presence and 24×7 helpdesk support for the tunnelling operation.
Read the BFK case study>

Brent Council reduces IT power consumption by 80% through the use of desktop virtualisation

Fordway and Brent Council have implemented a virtualised desktop infrastructure which has reduced power consumption by more than 80%, saving money on electricity costs and significantly reducing the council’s carbon footprint. The solution supports flexible working for council staff, including home working and hotdesking, and enables the IT team to provide a better service for users while improving data security.
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Consolidating data and preparing for a paperless future at an acute hospital trust

When the SAN at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick NHS Trust reached the end of life, the Trust chose Fordway to design and install a new scalable solution, which would consolidate storage from across the Trust, provide a platform for a new PACS implementation and support future growth. The new storage solution delivers better availability and resilience and provides a flexible platform for future developments.
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Flash storage helps students and saves money at Barnsley College

Barnsley College needed to update its IT storage infrastructure to meet increasing demand from its thousands of users while reducing access and backup times. Fordway recommended Tegile hybrid storage which has enabled network users to log into virtual desktops in 15% of the time it used to take while saving up to £30,000 a year in new storage costs by reducing data volumes through compression and deduplication.
Read the Barnsley College case study>

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