Proof of Concept Testing Helps Manufacturer Consider Benefits of Microsoft Lync

Case Study

Proof of Concept Testing Helps Manufacturer Consider Benefits of Microsoft Lync

Case Studies

Theme: POC of IM, Presence & Application Sharing

Vendor: Microsoft

Location: Oxfordshire

Company Background

Since January 2005, Tek-nology Solutions has implemented a range of solutions for a UK-based leader of painted plastics and tier-one supplier to the automotive industry who also design, engineer, procure and assemble components.  With an annual turnaround of approximately £35m and 300 members of staff, working across several sites within the UK, the company holds a reputation for dependable quality and performance.


The Challenge

Tek-nology Solutions was approached to explore the possibility of using Microsoft Lync for desktop conferencing between sites, as project teams were geographically dispersed.  A secondary requirement emerged around video conferencing for the company’s supply chain and customers.


The Solution

The company’s virtualised server platform, previously implemented by Tek-nology Solutions, provided the perfect environment for Proof of Concept testing Microsoft Lync as a server-based technology.  With existing server hardware and Microsoft Lync trial licences, the only investment required related to professional services.


The Result

With minimal investment, our client has been able to trial the Lync solution – enabling them to assess its integration, functionality and validate the benefits.  This has, in turn, led to them committing to a full scale deployment.


Key Vendors/Technologies

  • Microsoft Lync – product being POC tested
  • Microsoft Hyper V – environment to support POC testing




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