Brandon Trust Unlocks New Flexibility Through The Cloud

About Brandon Trust

  • Brandon Trust is a charity providing a wide range of support services for adults and children with learning disabilities across the South of England
  • Brandon Trust's aim is to help people live life the way they choose through high quality, individualised support ranging from planned day trips to 24/7 care
  • It supports around 1,600 people and has approximately 2,000 employees, the majority of whom are mobile support workers
  • Brandon Trust's head office in Bristol is supported by a network of connected offices across the country

Overview

At the heart of the high quality support provided by Brandon Trust are its employees, especially the field workers who provide specialised, personal support, many of whom are required to be highly mobile as part of their job. Previously these workers carried ageing laptops and carrying out routine tasks such as booking activities online, significantly slowed them down, resulting in excess administration time and slow processing.

CDW began work with Brandon Trust, introducing a three-year lease model to ensure that employees had access to the latest Microsoft Surface devices. Their existing data centre was also migrated to Microsoft Azure, providing reliable remote access to essential information.

The modernisation project was an essential step for Brandon Trust towards a more agile model of working. Thanks to CDW, the organisation now has an IT infrastructure that is capable of supporting its day-to-day needs, and employees see IT as an enabler, not a hindrance.

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