Client Name: The Shanfari Group
Project: Platform Migration
Technology: Microsoft Azure, Microsoft ASP .Net, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Office365, Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft Windows 10
The Shanfari Group, one of the most reputed establishments today, had its humble beginnings in Salalah, Oman in 1960.
Formed by His Excellency Sheikh Said Bin Ahmed Al Shanfari in 1960, the Shanfari Group has practically mirrored the development of modern Oman, and stands tall today, as one of the country's most dynamic business groups. Ably guided by the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Group has emerged as one of Oman's largest industrial and services conglomerate and a valuable contributor to the development of the nation's infrastructure.
The Shanfari Group’s highly diversified interests span a variety of domains includes roads and infrastructure, tourism, automotives, metal industry, ready mix concrete, aluminum and Oil & Gas. Led from the front by Dr. Adil Bin Said Al Shanfari, Vice Chairman & CEO, the Company is headquartered in Muscat, Oman, with field operations, manufacturing facilities and offices across the Sultanate.
Due to the diverse domain of the client, having business operations in multiple industry sector, it was very difficult for the organization to create a collaborative and integrated workforce. The pace of change in the organization was overwhelming, and it was critical to understand which technologies can support the business and both when and how to implement. In addition, balancing the conflicting needs of the end-user within diverse community was a constant juggling act.
Solution Being Implemented:
KalSoft Digitize solution consisted of migrating their emails to Office 365, creating them a simple SharePoint site and migrating their data to a file server in Microsoft Azure. KalSoft also supplied them with hardware complete with Windows 10 upgrade to complement their new Modern Workplace.
KalSoft aided client’s office move and set-up all their devices with the latest security software provided by Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Along with an on-going IT Support providing them with proactive recommendations like Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) that ensures client’s infrastructure stays continuously updated.
Benefits To The Customer
- Moving to Office 365 and the cloud has given Shanfari Group the flexibility and collaborative capabilities they required. Migrating to Azure has not only given them a notable cost-saving over their previous model but also gives them the ability to scale up as they have grown.
- It helped them to successfully synchronous and connect their parent group and on-going IT Support gives them that added peace-of-mind.
- Having their domain controller in Azure and EMS also means that rolling out polices across their organisation is a lot more efficient, synchronous and their data is a lot more secure.
- The presence of SharePoint Online helped the organisation to increase collaboration within the workforce with accessibility from any device at any time.
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