Improving collaboration and productivity across multiple locations across the UK
Vectaire, a market leader in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning) industry, overcame a key business challenge – providing staff IT infrastructure that allowed for collaboration regardless of location, while ensuring that data was kept secure.
Through acquisition and organic growth, Vectaire have grown to become a multi skilled, multi disciplined organisation with locations throughout the UK.
Neil Messider, Head of Finance “We are a pretty unique organisation in that we have multiple businesses, with their own skills and specialisms, all focused in the HVAC space.”
“This means we have an advantage in that we have a unique view of what is going on within our industry. It’s a key strategy for us to be able to share and leverage that information across the group. But that is a lot easier said than done. The more disperse you get as an organisation the more exposure you potentially have to issues like security and disaster recovery.”
Torix, who have been Vectaire’s IT managed services provider for many years, worked with the team at Vectaire to provide a multi site infrastructure platform that consisted of on-net connectivity, cloud infrastructure and local server infrastructure.
“Torix have for many years provided us with strategy advice on the best routes forward for our organisation. Although this was a big move for us, we had full confidence the project would be a success due the trust we have with Torix.” Neil commented.
“As our managed service provider Torix obviously have a very good understanding of us from a technical standpoint. However, the thing that impressed is the fact that they took a long time consulting with us, understanding where we are as a business and what we want IT to help us achieve.”
From a business value standpoint, moving to this environment meant consolidation and management of data, redundancy and backup in the event of of a disaster while providing Vectaire staff a fast and effective platform to work from – across all locations.
“We now have an IT model to base all our operations on. This allows us to easily scale and quickly profit on our growth. We also have many assurances on the integrity of our data and our ability to perform as a fully functioning business in the event of unforeseen circumstances. These benefits that have been derived from working with Torix have given us a real edge, a real competitive advantage in our marketplace.” Neil concludes.