Improved IT and business efficiency while lowering costs


Sector: Engineering
No. Employees: 1001-5000
Services Taken: Managed Services and Supply Chain Services

"Our desktop Operating System and Office products were due for a refresh and the PC estate was beginning to age. The number of calls to our internal service desk was also higher than desired and this meant that the IT support team could be stretched. We felt that in the long term we could derive more value for the business by introducing the additional expertise of a third party."

Bill Price, Systems and Technology Director at Costain

The Background

The Costain Group is one of the UK’s leading engineering and construction companies, employing over 3,000 staff at its Maidenhead headquarters, Manchester Energy and Process Division and on construction sites across the UK.

The Challenge

Effectively support 3,000 IT users across multiple offices and construction sites while reducing both capital and operational costs.

The Solution

Daisy implemented a full IT asset refresh using its cost per seat solution which is supported by a dedicated service desk.

The Result

> Service desk calls reduced by 20%
> Asset management allows cross charging of IT to specific projects for the first time
> In-house IT team able to re-focus on business strategy