Resources

ECIC: Full Outsource

Case Studies

As a growing business, and a regulated entity with the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), ECIC were facing a number of challenges around their IT infrastructure which led to their decision to outsource their IT.

Business Transformation through outsourcing

Brochures & ebooks

This ebook offers a ‘considerations roadmap’ for organisations looking to transform their IT operations through outsourcing. It also offers tips on choosing an outsourcing partner and examines what the future holds for IT outsourcing and cloud computing.

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Making Office 365 a One-Stop-Shop for Email Records Compliance

White Papers

With recent enhancements to its information management and eDiscovery capabilities, Microsoft Office 365 is rapidly reaching the point where organisations no longer need to manage email records on-premises or in third-party services in order to meet their compliance needs.

This whitepaper offers organisations planning a migration to the Cloud a ‘considerations roadmap’ for migrating their legacy email records.

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6 ways Office 365 keeps your business and email secure

In The Know

Microsoft have made email security their  priority, so you don’t have to  make it yours. Email is the lifeblood of corporate communication and the gateway to  any business, but securing it doesn’t need to be a massive undertaking for your IT team.

10 myths about moving to the cloud debunked

In The Know

If your company is considering Microsoft Office 365 as your first step in moving applications to hosted solutions, you may have found similar
inconsistencies in your research—making it difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Why migrate to Office 365?

In The Know

When you adopt a suite solution with comprehensive productivity and collaboration tools like Microsoft Office 365, your employees will have everything they need. They will be able to experience how easily the solutions work together, enabling seamless collaboration across departments.

What it means to be LEAN

In The Know

In simple terms LEAN is the application of thinking and tools to optimise processes through the removal of waste. Whilst applied widely across manufacturing, few organisations outside this sector have taken the LEAN principles and applied them to their enterprise functions.

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Househam Sprayers: Dynamics NAV

Case Studies

Househam Sprayers was using multiple niche systems and spread sheets to manage its business, which have now been replaced by one business solution and one database.

Retirement Advantage: IT services

Case Studies

After a failure in its exchange infrastructure, Retirement Advantage decided to move away from their incumbent and asked Acora to invest in and develop a very secure managed back-up service under a strict NDA.

Power Panels: Dynamics NAV

Case Studies

After a period of rapid growth, Power Panels needed a more scalable solution with increased functionality.

Acora and Syscap

Videos

Alpha Trains and Acora

Videos

Marlin: Advisory service

Case Studies

Marlin required a full review of their Line of Business applications to help identify areas for cost and risk reduction and to assess the general health of their IT systems.

Scorpio: IT to support growth

Case Studies

After a period of rapid growth, Scorpio needed to upgrade their ageing infrastructure and add support to supplement their in-house team.

A simple case for outsourcing in an increasingly challenging mid-market

In The Know

Faced with increasing global competition, the lingering effects of the 2008 recession, including increasing regulatory pressure and more fluid working styles, businesses across all sectors must work faster and better to leverage efficiency, reduce costs and increase profit.

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From cost cutter to revenue generator: The changing role of the CIO

White Papers

For the last few years the CIO has been Gollum, the conflicted character in Lord of the Rings, alternating between the good of helping to generate revenue and the power of the ring

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Is your IT investor ready?

In The Know

The IT environment does have an impact on enterprise valuation and the potential cost of integration of an acquired business’s systems is a consideration and this, along with other concerns, can be reflected in a reduction in the offer value.

Nationwide: Bespoke NAV solution

Case Studies

Whilst Dynamics NAV was able to provide a lot of the core functionality “out of the box”, Nationwide also required a number of other bespoke functions to be added to Microsoft Dynamics NAV in order to maximise the return on investment.

Business change brochure

Brochures & ebooks

We focus on dynamic mid-market organisations experiencing business change, helping them to transform their IT.

How outsourcing can create value in the face of shrinking margins

In The Know

By shifting the substantial capital expenditure on IT to a stable monthly operational cost with none of the financial risk, businesses can gain some breathing room to invest strategically for enhanced competitive advantage

Plugging the IT skills gap

Videos

Acora applications – the four challenges facing manufacturing companies that NAV can solve

Videos

Acora applications – why Acora for manufacturing companies

Videos

Acora CEO interview – An IT service company with business nous

Videos

Acora CEO interview – people, applications, infrastructure

Videos

Introducing Acora

Videos

Acora leadership support for CIOs

Videos

Acora outsourced IT strategies

Videos

Acora fast track careers

Videos

Acora vendor independence

Videos

Our customers and the IT outsourcing experience

Videos

CFO world interview with Lee Ganly, CIO at Acora

Videos

GVA and Acora

Videos

Syscap and Acora

Videos

Understanding the importance of IT within your business

White Papers

More businesses are switching on to the need for more advanced, flexible and secure IT infrastructure, but a new CIMA/Acora survey reveals many are unsure where to focus their investment

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Clouding the issue

In The Know

More businesses are switching on to the need for more advanced, flexible and secure IT infrastructure, but a new CIMA survey reveals many are unsure where to focus their investment.

Step-by-step guide to IT due diligence

In The Know

Compressing timescales with ‘light touch’ due diligence may seem appealing but the reality is that the core requirements of due diligence still have to be met. The challenge is how to identify the key elements within the IT landscape and be able minimise the data requirements to allow you to gain a ‘good enough’ view of the target

Using outsourcing to adapt to shifting demands in IT

In The Know

Shifting worker capabilities, a changing economy and ever more empowered and demanding customers have resulted in new working practices that utilise social habits to drive business value

How IT outsourcing can help maximise cash flow

In The Know

One of the ways in which CFOs can exert additional control is through outsourcing. Some mission-critical functions are better suited to outsourcing than others, but IT should be high on the list for consideration

Why agile and flexible IT is fundamental to dynamic mid-market companies

In The Know

Providing services of any kind to mid-market companies presents very specific challenges and outsourcing is no different.

Acora CEO interview – Selective outsourcing and what it means

Videos

Acora CEO interview – the selective outsourcing utopia

Videos

Free Azure workshop from Acora

Videos

IT services for Alpha Trains

Case Studies

The privatisation of British Rail resulted in a fragmented IT infrastructure and disjointed IT systems. In order to perform as desired the company needed to review their IT and ensure they had the tools in place to support business strategy.

McGeoch Technology: Dynamics NAV

Case Studies

McGoech was relying on technology that was soon to become obsolete. They required a new and complex manufacturing and warehousing system, and so turned to Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Acora.

Ardent: From disparate systems to NAV

Case Studies

Priding itself on making life easy for its customers, keeping things simple and keeping its promises – Ardent wanted to move from a number of disparate software solutions and spreadsheets to one solution and database that could support all its processes.

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