ConvergeOne wins a £185K contract with Pannone

Manchester-based ConvergeOne has completed a full network installation with Manchester Law firm Pannone LLP, in a three-year contract worth around £185,000.

Coming on the back of recent contract wins with The Football League and Parity Group PLC, the deal is for a 3 year managed services contract for Pannone’s network which also includes a technology refresh based on Cisco’s Smart Business Architecture methodology.

Solutions communications specialist, ConvergeOne installed a fully managed network at Pannone’s Manchester head office. The network upgrade project was initiated last year when Pannone suffered a major outage and network failure at their Manchester offices. After fixing the immediate issues to restore connectivity, ConvergeOne made recommendations for a fully managed service which will be evoked dynamically and will significantly reduce downtown and network availability by using state of the art network monitoring tools.

The network solution was based on Cisco’s Smart Business Architecture, which is a Cisco recommended design guide for midsize and enterprise networks. The methodology offers a blueprint for designing and deploying a full service, comprehensive network to support the needs of a business with 100 to 10,000 connected users.

Pannone LLP identified the need to upgrade their network infrastructure to enable them to benefit from a stable, reliable and robust network.

IT Director David Griffiths said: “Following a major outage, we knew we needed to install a fully managed network. The work we do for our clients mean that our partners, lawyers and staff rely heavily on the network infrastructure, it was imperative that we upgraded to avoid any outages and downtime. We were very Impressed with response times when we suffered the severe network outage and subsequently we made the decision to move to a fully managed service with ConvergeOne.”

Mark Johnson, Managing Director at ConvergeOne commented: “The installation went very smoothly, with minimum disruption for the law firm. We’re confident that the new network along with our managed services solution will provide Pannone with the peace of mind that their network is both secure and stable.”

Established in 2007 and a Cisco Premier Partner, ConvergeOne is proving to be a solutions and communications specialist worth watching out for, with new business wins with The Football League, Metropolitan Housing Partnership, Exide Technologies and Parity as well as a move to new offices in Manchester’s Media City.