Friday, September 20, 2019

Exchange Communications moves Faculty of Advocates into the cloud

Tom Sime
Tom Sime

Exchange Communications has completed a major project to migrate Edinburgh-based Faculty of Advocates’ networks to the cloud. 

The firm delivered innovative cloud-based solution ACS Select across the law body’s four city offices, in partnership with BT and Avaya.

The solution facilitates simple and secure migration, with the capacity for future growth and ongoing customisation by the historic professional body, which has played a central role in maintaining and developing Scots law as a distinctive legal system.

Tom Sime, CEO at Exchange Communications, said: “Given the often-sensitive nature of its work, the Faculty required a bespoke cloud solution that offered enhanced security and a seamless switch-over process.

“ACS Select, which is hosted on the secure BT Wholesale network, was the perfect fit, not only offering a fortified single instance network that can grow and adapt with the Faculty, but the capability to draw real business insights to support resource planning, and with the added benefit of enabling secure remote working. 

“It is a pioneering, cost-effective solution for business, supporting up to 3000 users in a single location and across 150 networked sites.”    

Chief IT Officer at the Faculty of Advocates, Mark Beecham said: “The Faculty chose Exchange Communications over larger firms for our switch to a VoIP system, and it has been like a breath of fresh air.” 

“The installation presented several challenges, but the engineers worked tirelessly, and we now have a modern system which perfectly suits our business. It was also refreshing to work closely with Exchange on a personal level – they completely understood our needs and were quick to respond and deal with issues.”

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