Consolidation onto iSeries

Platform Home Loans

“The combination of an increase in business volumes, the growth of online mortgage applications and a desire to cut server maintenance and licensing costs called for a strategic rethink. Malcom Duff, IT Director”

We worked with Platform to consolidate 4 AS/400s, 13 windows servers and 4 Linux servers into one iSeries model 810. This solution delivered vastly improved user performance, faster provisioning for new services and reduced cost of owbership. To read the full story click here.

 

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“We have absolute confidence in Northdoor’s ability to support our business users, and having a fully managed service keeps our internal IT staff free for more strategic projects. Vivienne Smith –...”
FCm Travel Solutions
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“Northdoor have firm beliefs about how business should be conducted and were able to ensure that top-level people worked on the project. Without their level of professionalism and dependability we...”
Managing Agency Partners Ltd (MAP)
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“The managed service from Northdoor gives us confidence that we can continue to exceed client expectations in the future. Working with Northdoor also ensures that we keep abreast of any technical...”
Operis
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“We found Northdoor a very reliable company to work with, and very flexible in their approach. When a supplier has both technical know-how and the willingness to see the project through it's...”
Vapormatic
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“Northdoor immediately impressed us with their professionalism, personal approach and technical skills. Steve Phillips, IT Manager.”
Carlin Music
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“How many times have you been asked to deliver "one version of the truth"? Why is that single truth so elusive for business?”
or the myth of one version of the truth?
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“We knew Northdoor would likely have the expertise to guide and help us with security management. Nigel Snow - IT Manager, HSH Nordbank, London”
HSH Nordbank London
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“The combination of an increase in business volumes, the growth of online mortgage applications and a desire to cut server maintenance and licensing costs called for a strategic rethink. Malcom Duff,...”
Platform Home Loans
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“Northdoor takes care of all the technical issues around administering SQL databases, at an agreed price, allowing us to focus on customer service. Vivienne Smith, Flight Centre.”
Flight Centre
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“Working with Northdoor to implement Echo² and the second System i5 solution has strengthened our confidence and provided a true high-availability environment at low cost. Amar Khan, IT Support Manager”
Tradex Insurance
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“All too often IT suppliers agree to take on a project before they are sure they can deliver a solution. That’s not our experience of Northdoor. We’ve found them to be very pragmatic and honest in...”
Pret a Manger
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“We thought Northdoor's proposal was outstanding, their approach was flexible and by understanding our needs they met our requirements fully.”
Carphone Warehouse
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““The robust technology platform that Northdoor designed and implemented for us exceeded our expectations, and has more than justified our investment.” Andrew Foster, Head of Change Management,...”
Europe Arab Bank
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“With our data hub built on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, information quickly flows throughout Stenham Asset Management, which helps us compete more effectively.”
Stenham Asset Management
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“Northdoor filled us with confidence from the very first meeting and have continued to live up to and exceed our expectations.”
Pret A Manger
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“Installing HA was very much a strategic decision for our company. We feel that the investment in iTERA HA is about more than just securing the data and the operations. It gives us free hands to take...”
Oliver Adams
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“The Northdoor consultants provided excellent service throughout the engagement. BladeCenter is practically a data centre in itself, and Northdoor’s skill in setting up the technology was a major...”
DnB NOR Bank
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“Northdoor were awarded an European IT Excellence Award for the work they performed for us. They delivered our system working to specification against incredibly tight deadlines. Northdoor has...”
Ark Syndicate Managment Ltd
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“ManageLine from Northdoor delivers a reliable, stable database platform for key business systems - Paul Evans, IT Infrastructure Services Manager”
Fortis Bank UK
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“I’ve lived though many big IT projects - they have always been harrowing experiences. Best case, the projects have taken years. Worst case, the project ends up cancelled after millions of pounds...”
Canada Life
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“The ManageLine contract gave us the cover we needed at a similar cost to maintaining our former in-house resource. The added benefit is that we now have a team looking after the SQL databases 52...”
A major London based Insurer
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“Northdoor were awarded an European IT Excellence Award for the work they performed for us. They delivered our system working to specification against incredibly tight deadlines. Northdoor has...”
Ark Syndicate Managment Ltd
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“The Northdoor consultants provided excellent service throughout the engagement. BladeCenter is practically a data centre in itself, and Northdoor’s skill in setting up the technology was a major...”
DnB NOR Bank
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“Munich Re was aware that there could be considerable value for its clients in creating a solution to the administrative challenge, so the key requirement was for systems which are flexible and...”
Munich Re
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“I believe that we have an excellent reputation in the market for successfully executing acquisitions and transitions in a timely and seamless manner, and Northdoor continues to be a key factor in...”
Insurance Management Services Limited (IMSL)
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“Delivering better, faster insight is crucial to our survival. For the first time, we can now see the entire business picture on a real-time basis, helping us act quickly to seize new opportunities.”
Premium Choice
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“Northdoor came highly recommended from another company in our industry, and were able to fully support our hours of operation. Northdoor are big enough to offer the right level of cover and...”
Freeview
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“From a strategic stand-point, outsourcing to Northdoor enables us to focus on our property business. It also provides significant cost savings in both headcount and training, and reduces risk for...”
Capital & Regional plc
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“Without an expert onsite you really have to trust your supplier's advice. There are many who will recommend the most elaborate solution rather than the best one for your business. Northdoor have...”
First Counsel & Barbara Houghton Associates
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“All their [Northdoor’s] consultants are extremely knowledgeable yet explain the benefits in a way that non-technical people can fully understand. William Cock - Director at First Counsel”
First Counsel
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“We made a strategic decision to move our disaster recovery environment to the cloud because of the tangible benefits. It gives us the scalability, flexibility and responsiveness that we need as an...”
Northdoor plc
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““Our management, sales teams and partners requested a continual stream of reports to support their own particular business objectives. These requests were often high priority and placed considerable...”
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
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“And in practice, working with Northdoor has been like having our own IT department.”
Digital UK
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