Metcast Services Limited is one of our longest-standing clients. They’ve been with us since 2008, and it’s amazing to see how their company has grown in just 10 years to create the massive Kaikaha Group. This entity contains the consolidation of IT infrastructure from 4 businesses. Metcast Services who deal with Chemicals and Equipment, Hibiscus Solutions in Ingredients, Dominator Garage Door Solutions, and Kaikaha Brands.
The project was very interesting and challenging at the same time!
To consolidate the IT infrastructure of four companies under one IT platform. This would reduce the total IT spending for Kaikaha Group and give them better control and insight into their own data.
We were asked to ensure there were no compromises with the first requirement – “No downtime”.
Each line of the brief was a project in itself, so it was as if we were working on 10 projects simultaneously. Moving offices to a new development site, dealing with Chorus, migrating emails to MS Office 365 exchange online platform. When you put all these together, it is nerve-wracking and hair-pulling to ensure we do not upset any executives of the four companies.
Here are some interesting scenarios we had to deal with during the project work:
Big ups to our team who meticulously planned each phase and task, completing most of the work in time before the deadline. However, moving to the new office was a pending task because Chorus was not able to locate the physical address of the development site and couldn’t install ONT. Once they managed to do this, we were able to complete the job successfully.
In the end, everything worked perfectly and our engineers walked away from the site like heroes! It is not easy to pull off the consolidation of IT infrastructures. But thankfully, we managed to do it.
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