Helping a fellow provider migrate to a better place.

Rob Dobson & Associates

Rob Dobson & Associates (RDA) has been helping customers, primarily in the defence sector, to successfully define, develop, integrate, acquire and support major capability and assets since 1998.  RDA provides direct project support, systems engineering and project management, enterprise and ICT architecture development, training and process improvement. 

Problem

RDA wanted to move to Microsoft Office 365 as their email and storage solution. The challenge was to map and migrate from an existing set up that featured a combination of cloud solutions from a variety of vendors. A number of both free and commercial applications were being used to manage data, however, critical to RDA was the need to ensure security and ready access to data as per their clients direction. 

Outcome

Veritec was sought out based on our reputation in finding public sector outcomes.  Reduced expenditure on licenses and administration were a result of consolidation of data sources. In addition, discussion of business needs and requirements lead to the additional scope of deliverables included the configuration of an enterprise mobility and security solution. 

Veritec partnered with RDA to design, remediation, implementation, test, go-live and migration. 

Portions of the project involved RDA’s technical staff joining in on the implementation aspects at their place of work. This allowed for End User Testing as soon as items were completed.  RDA also had an objective of building their own understanding and capability in-house as to what features could be configured versus developed for their own specific needs and sharing their rationale behind key decisions.  Based on the functionality of Office 365, they implemented internal policies and procedures that became the governance specific to their organisation. 

At completion of the scope of work, both the implementation of Office 365 and an Enterprise Mobility & Security solution were completed ahead of schedule and under budget. 

Technical Details 

  • SharePoint Online (Office 365) 

  • Microsoft Azure cloud data storage 

  • Microsoft Intune for managing Enterprise Mobility & Security requirements