VIVID aims to deliver more affordable homes following IT transformation.


Formed in April 2017 from a merger of First Wessex and Sentinel housing associations to create one of the largest housing associations in South East England

  • Provides affordable housing to people struggling to buy or rent property
  • Owns and manages 30,000 affordable homes across more than 20 local authority areas, primarily in Hampshire and Surrey
  • 850 members of staff
  • Serves a total of around 70,000 customers
  • Aims to build at least 1,200 new homes a year by 2020


VIVID was formed from a merger between two Hampshire based associations and needed to consolidate and update its IT infrastructure into a cohesive solution that delivered the scale, flexibility,reliability and efficiency the organisation needs to work as a unified team and deliver the desired customer experience.

CDW introduced an end-to-end solution, enabling VIVID’s transition to a new colocated data centre with storage, back-up and disaster recovery platforms built in. This offers a cost effective managed service with capacity to meet current needs and accommodate future expansion.

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