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Keeping your business running whilst managing any project is always a bit of a juggling act and networking projects are no exception. Organisation and rigorous planning at every stage is vital to ensure there are no surprises and you finish up where you planned to be. This is especially true when multiple vendors’ products are used, all requiring careful integration.

Having spent a lot of time over the years, delivering networking projects of all types we have developed an approach which keeps everything on track, within budget and ensures the end result serves the client’s business and not the other way around! Key to this is our experience with multiple vendors, combined with an expert understanding of today’s networking technologies.

Our relationships with suppliers, the resultant understanding of how to get the best from them and our insistence on working closely with client in-house teams means that the project is kept on track. Throughout a projectwe provide encouragement and team leadership withthe all-important firm and determined position if tasks start to wander off track.

You will always be kept informed of project progress. Our teams are used to communicating at all levels and in all disciplines, via formal reporting as well as informal meetings.

Case Study

Datel had designed and planned the transition for a legacy to VoIP communications project for their client - an international oil field services company. The task was now to implement this transition as project managers.

The Datel team developed a project plan that maintained all of the existing services and functionality for the remaining users as each of the 10 sites was migrated to the VoIP platform over 5 weekends. This meant constant liaison with the outgoing supplier, new infrastructure providers and the client’s own VoIP deployment team.

The project required completely new infrastructure, delivering PoE, IPVPN services, integrated messaging, new iSDN30, porting of telephone numbers, training, site deployment for end-user devices, disengagement from the incumbent supplier, new billing and operational process development. The project was delivered on time and well within budget.

Recommendation

Senior IT Analyst - Aberdeen United Kingdom

“I would highly recommend the project management services delivered by Datel Consulting. I have firsthand experience working with the team on a comprehensive project to consolidate telephony and billing for a major oil services company in the UK. Datel successfully project managed the transition from an out-sourced distributed legacy PBX model to an in-house Cisco IPT solution.”