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  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office · IRW Systems
    s kind Diplomatic Academy for FCO IRW Systems developed a learning platform on SharePoint 2013 for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office s Diplomatic Academy The Foreign Commonwealth Office FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates employing over 14 000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices FCO work with international organisations to promote British interests and global security including the EU NATO the United Nations the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth Products Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Microsoft SQL Server Key Deliverables Optimised user experience to encourage widespread adoption and engagement Branded look and feel consistent with the government s renewed approach to relaying and maintaining a stringent profile Central hub to host key information relevant to targeted audience UK Diplomats Ensures an interactive understanding into UK policies and procedures in an at a glance easy to use format Solution The British government s Foreign and Commonwealth office selected IRW for the implementation of a Microsoft SharePoint platform for the Diplomatic Academy s Knowledge Excellence undertaking the first of its kind amongst government organisations This digital bespoke 2013 platform is for the benefit of FCO internal users as well as select stakeholders the population between 14 000 and 16 000 people across global sites The aim of this platform was ultimately to facilitate knowledge transfer and act as an awareness library ensuring UK diplomatic expertise is captured and transferred to staff across many disparate locations and the distinction between learning material classifications provides a fluent user journey and assured transition from start to finish The business benefits provided from this platform include increased adoption of best practice behaviour amongst UK government representatives improved staff communications through encouragement of peer learning conveyance of the governments discreet individual faculties overall vision and a rigid platform for the delivery of key information relating

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/foreign-office.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Marston Holdings Group · IRW Systems
    Aon RM Capital South Lanarkshire Council Land Engineering Cumbria Constabulary Lee and Thompson About Contact Group wide SharePoint Intranet for Marston Marston Holdings is the UK s largest provider of judicial services IRW was delighted to develop and design a new SharePoint intranet and document management solution for Marston Products Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server Key Deliverables Bespoke SharePoint 2013 platform Customised group wide document management system to share company information Primary enabler and driver of internal communications More cohesive group driving efficiencies and uniting a disparate workforce High level security which forces information to remain within the Marston Holdings Network Solution Marston Holdings had a need for a group wide intranet to share company information amongst relevant participants Marston required a range of custom features to be implemented including multifunctional feeds IRW designed an intuitive solution to ensure the right content was displayed to the right people with a branded look and feel consistent with the stringent corporate profile IRW first completed an Analysis and Specification phase with Marston Holdings primarily to clarify the requirements define the project scope and to design and agree on the solution We used mobile first design principles to define the navigation and layout of the intranet It was important to maximise screen real estate on mobile without compromising on content This was achieved by using a drop down accordion when tapped the section expands to reveal the rest of the content This also minimises distractions The vision for this pioneering solution was to become the primary enabler and driver of internal communications across a disparate workforce and offices around the country to reinforce what was already available but where divisional champions can generate the content required to provide an enabler for the Chief Executive to communicate across the business

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/marston.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Spartan Solutions · IRW Systems
    utilities to manage their operations world wide They have also moved into the US market with the launch of mobile software apps aimed at reducing costs for oil and gas companies Products Microsoft Azure Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft Office 365 Key Deliverables Migration of e mail to Office 365 Design and consultancy services to establish a SharePoint project team site and a SharePoint document site on SharePoint online Office 365 SharePoint groups and required permissions structure Reliable platform to host business systems with global availability whilst on the move SharePoint Training and e mail support Flexible communications across devices and IOS platforms Solution IRW was approached by Spartan Solutions to provide technical support in migrating their office systems Phase 1 consisted of migration to Exchange Online to remove administrative overhead from Spartan Solutions and improve Business Continuity resilience IRW s SharePoint design and consultancy team developed and deployed a suitable portal environment on Office 365 This solution designed for the end user and based on Spartan customer projects will provide an operational gateway to communication and collaboration formatted information primarily for the benefit of Spartan Solutions internal users Creating the SharePoint online structure and initial project site based on their requirements IRW created a handful of sub sites with two separate site collections for more secure information SharePoint groups required permission structure and some basic apps added to some of the sites This phase of the project also incorporated a number of document templates to be defined at a requirements validation workshop Phase 2 expanded this SharePoint instance to incorporate all of Spartan Solution s active Projects IRW also provided a day s training for SharePoint basics including a hands on session that covered site columns content types and permissions Business benefits for Spartan included Cost Effective Solution Spartan Solutions

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/spartan-solutions.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Stewart Milne Group · IRW Systems
    Holdings Group Spartan Solutions Stewart Milne Group Ministerial Government Department The Student Loans Company Financial Information Services Aon RM Capital South Lanarkshire Council Land Engineering Cumbria Constabulary Lee and Thompson About Contact Stewart Milne SharePoint Partnership Stewart Milne is one of the UK s leading independent homebuilding construction and development companies Established in 1975 with offices across the UK their five divisions share one aim using expertise innovation quality and commitment to provide the best solutions for their clients As one of the UK s largest independent house builders they lead the UK in timber systems and deliver major construction and commercial development projects as well as social housing projects That growth is due to their reputation for high quality and innovation This approach has lead them to designing developing and building the UK s first five star near carbon zero home Products Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft System Center Key Challenges Health check on existing SharePoint web and application environment Proactive monitoring of SharePoint infrastructure Flexible helpdesk support Solution IRW Systems conducted an audit of the SharePoint environment over two working days before documenting the findings and producing an organisation specific set of recommendations Following discussions with the client and acceptance of the recommendations these were passed to the IRW Systems infrastructure team for implementation along with the necessary technical and network security configurations for the establishment of the proactive monitoring service by use of Microsoft s System Center Operations Manager In addition to the proactive monitoring service Stewart Milne Group IT team have also opted to use IRW Systems helpdesk for on going technical and how to do queries that arise SharePoint Relevant Stewart Milne Group Testimonial Choosing a SharePoint partner was a very difficult choice with a wealth of established companies on the market However we felt that

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/stewart-milne.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Ministerial Government Department · IRW Systems
    Student Loans Company Financial Information Services Aon RM Capital South Lanarkshire Council Land Engineering Cumbria Constabulary Lee and Thompson About Contact SharePoint for Ministerial Government Department This government department is at the forefront of the UK s mission to help end extreme poverty around the world The main priorities of the department are improving schooling health economic growth and access to safe drinking water in order to reduce aid dependency This ministerial department employs over 2 500 staff spread throughout offices in the UK and other locations around the world The department works in countries across Africa Asia and the Middle East some of which include Bangladesh Burma Ghana Rwanda Somalia and Uganda Products Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server Microsoft NET Microsoft Visual Studio Premium Key challenges Implementation of SharePoint 2010 Web Content Managed Intranet Deliver technical SharePoint developer training to the department s NET developers Mentor the in house team and provide knowledge transfer where possible whilst implementing the solution On going support and consultancy Solution This ministerial government department approached IRW to provide them with a new intranet developed in SharePoint 2010 to be used not only in the local UK offices but globally by the organisation IRW s consultancy department deployed two full time resources and a part time project manager on site for three months to deliver the project A summary Technical Solution Design document was created to help the department visualise the solution and define the scope for the implementation by defining and documenting the requirements needed The combined project team the government department and IRW used an agile development methodology This included daily SCRUM meetings defined weekly sprints and a weekly show me meeting to feedback progress to the project team IRW consultants delivered one week s SharePoint developer training

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/ministerial-goverment-department.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • The Student Loans Company · IRW Systems
    in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students attending university and college in the UK The Student Loans Company required a NET based content management system IRW Systems advised the client to use Umbraco CMS which is based on the Microsoft NET platform Their core function is to provide financial support to students across the UK currently catering for 1 3 million student customers Products Umbraco CMS Microsoft Visual Studio Key Challenges The aim was the configuration of a secure Umbraco installation with multiple sub sites hosted within one Umbraco solution The Student Loans Company required an easy to use search facility on the site and news to be easily published by different departments They also required responsive CSS to allow the website to fully function on any device Solution IRW implemented a secure backend for the Student Loans Company using SSL certificates They required the Umbraco back office login to only be available to members of staff so IRW locked it down using a specific IP address and an SSL certificate IRW created master pages that could be used within the sites that would give the whole solution a consistent look and feel The search functionality was customized to allow each sub site to search its own content and not other sites within the Umbraco solution The Umbraco Content Management System CMS was used to create the site IRW also added some custom controls to take care of certain rendering issue for images and embedded video The CMS has about 15 users spread across multiple departments who update and maintain content on a daily basis IRW s solution provided Cross browser compatible site Responsive site to work on multiple screen sizes including mobile and tablets Secure back office Customised sub site search Currently the Student Loans Company has

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/the-student-loans-company.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Financial Information Services · IRW Systems
    Marston Holdings Group Spartan Solutions Stewart Milne Group Ministerial Government Department The Student Loans Company Financial Information Services Aon RM Capital South Lanarkshire Council Land Engineering Cumbria Constabulary Lee and Thompson About Contact Financial Information Services SharePoint Project and BI IRW worked closely with a leading global provider of financial information services on a new SharePoint BI project This London based company provides independent data trade processing of derivatives foreign exchange and loans customised technology platforms and managed services throughout the UK Products Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server Key Deliverables Ability to filter through various data Reporting of any product issues Overview of dashboard highlighting problems and why Clear vision of which incidents are affecting users and clients Enhanced transparency reduced financial risk and improved operational efficiency Solution This financial services organisation approached a select number of companies to open a competitive dialogue with the aim of appointing a credible partner to assist with the implementation of a new SharePoint portal for the Group Technology Services division of the company IRW was selected as their chosen partner and has worked closely with their organisation to create and deploy a SharePoint 2013 intranet Designing and developing custom navigation web parts feeding from the companies own product hierarchy the solution provides an operational gateway to Business Intelligence formatted information for the benefit of internal users These in turn filtered web parts on a page showing either lists of live incidents or charts of incidents over time Their main interest was increasing user interaction and participation via a bespoke internal portal highlighting the company s product availability IRW created a dashboard showing the companies technical incidents regarding any issues against each product resulting in a clear vision for management of which incidents are affecting their users and clients This

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/markit.aspx (2016-04-24)
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  • Aon · IRW Systems
    Company Financial Information Services Aon RM Capital South Lanarkshire Council Land Engineering Cumbria Constabulary Lee and Thompson About Contact SharePoint 2013 for Aon Aon Hewitt is the global leader in HR solutions With over 30 000 professionals across six continents they serve more than 20 000 clients worldwide Our Edinburgh office worked closely with Aon to maximise their SharePoint 2013 intranet using Harmon ie and other features Aon advise design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organisational and personal performance and growth navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security Products SharePoint 2013 Harmon ie Key Deliverables Enhancements to Aon s new Intranet to support the move to a paperless office A new process for managing scanned documents Intelligent population of SharePoint Metadata Enhancements to Search configuration to aid user productivity A new review process to ensure up to date metadata Solution Aon approached IRW UniTech to provide enhancements to their new intranet in time for an imminent move to their prestigious new offices IRW UniTech quickly engaged with Aon to gain a detailed understanding of their requirements and business drivers through face to face workshops Using our understanding of their requirements and in depth knowledge of SharePoint 2013 a proposal was formulated that maximised usage of SharePoint s in built capabilities supplemented with bespoke developments To deliver the project we worked in closely with key Aon personnel across international locations using our Office 365 SharePoint Online Portal Microsoft Lync and Visual Studio Online to aid collaboration The project was managed using an agile methodology to prioritise work items and to provide Aon with frequent releases This allowed us to work effectively to refine and adapt the solution during the project lifecycle while staying within the constraints of budget

    Original URL path: http://www.irw.co.uk/aon.aspx (2016-04-24)
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