A global Financial Securities Group
Due to rapid growth over a period of six years, one of Fitbyte’s clients within the Financial Services industry had grown from a team of six, to an eighty strong workforce operating globally, with assets under management of over $28 Billion. The fast expansion of the business meant that they had outgrown their SME ICT systems, network infrastructure and also their office space.
The potential for continued growth meant that the company needed to move into a larger premises in the city, and future proof an Enterprise level ICT infrastructure to allow for the continued development of the business.
Consultancy & Solutions:
Having a close working relationship with the client, Fitbyte was instructed in an advisory capacity from the initial planning stages. This involved accompanying the client to potential office space and attending project meetings with site managers and interior design companies. Fitbyte provided the design of the new network layout and put all of the required telecommunication, internet, audio visual and video conferencing services out to tender, dealing directly with the supplier quotes and system comparisons so that the client had all of the information available to make an informed decision.
Fitbyte’s involvement in this large scale project was not restricted to a consultancy service; major changes to the IT systems were required to allow this company to continue to grow and be confident that their IT environment was not only capable of the new load, but that it could also move forward with the business as their requirements changed.
Fitbyte carried out the relocation of all IT equipment to a brand new air conditioned comms room, fully specified by Fitbyte at the design stage, into new racks with UPS’ and automatic rack transfer switches for power redundancy. Working closely with the 3rd party suppliers for all new office equipment, Fitbyte ensured that all work was carried out with minimum disruption to the client and all service commencement dates were planned in advance of the relocation so that the weekend of the physical move went without any issues.
- “Fitbyte have worked with ETF securities since the firm began operating in the UK in 2005. In that time ETF securities has grown significantly, and Fitbyte has grown with us, building and managing a full integrated IT infrastructure for an asset management business, with over $28Bn in assets. We have enjoyed a strong partnership with Fitbyte, who we would not hesitate to recommend.”
ETF Securities Ltd