The Who

  • High-achieving UK state school
  • Nearly 2,000 pupils aged 11-19
  • One single site housed in a historic building

The Challenge

  • Legacy Wi-Fi network due for refresh
  • Owing to strict term times, replacement had to take place in a 6-week window
  • Roughly 90 networks needed to be replaced in this time
  • Large volume of devices across multiple platforms
  • Challenge of working within a legacy mixed estate
  • Head of IT was shielding due to COVID-19, so their involvement had to be entirely remote

The Solution

  • Compiled a vendor shortlist and proposed Cisco Meraki as the best fit
  • Complete solution including site surveys through to acquisition and installation
  • Modern network capable of handling growing device access
  • Lifetime hardware warranty
  • Ongoing support contract to assure performance

The Benefits

  • Delivered ahead of time in just 4 weeks
  • Huge network performance boost
  • Meraki's single-pane-of-glass dashboard enables entire network to be monitored at a glance
  • Policy-driven management and security made simple, which is particularly important for an education setting
  • Project came in under budget
  • 10-year licence on network futureproofs solution

Why Servium?

  • Ability to be flexible and fit client's time constraints for site survey
  • Longstanding existing relationship
  • Confidence in ability to problem-solve
  • Attractive commercials