Our client, a Nigerian company, acquires a Spanish company with operations in 8 African countries. Both companies have different IT policies, Datacenters, networks and applications. The objective of the project is to develop a project to transform and unify all of the company’s IT: Infrastructures, applications (ERP, HR, Sales), IT policies and strategy, IT department organization and the migration plan itself to the new environment .
The two companies have very different environments and IT equipment. At the application level, one has ERP SAP Business One, the other Oracle eBusiness Suite. The infrastructure of servers, storage and network is very obsolete and out of support in large part, since during the years of crisis the investment has been minimal and part of the applications and IT department have been outsourced. Different applications coexist, such as islands of information, some on-premise, others in the Cloud, without integration between them. And in some offices of the merged company, the performance of communications and servers is very low. The IT staff is minimal and is overwhelmed with the day to day.
Tecsens performs a comprehensive IT audit of the client, and a basic infrastructure plan is developed in which the “Cloud” and investment in communications network improvement (WAN SDN-VPN) is the cornerstone of the project. It is recommended to unify ERP under SAP Business One for simplicity and cost, to deploy Virtual Desktop (VDI) together with Office 365 to simplify IT department tasks, as well as deploy a VoIP solution in the cloud, and The unification of Datacenters in two (primary, secondary – disaster recovery-). Also included are recommendations on the organization of the IT department, policies, strategy, and the deployment plan with approximate costs and schedule of actions.