Consultancy work is part and parcel of the work we do. As organisations change then we are often involved in delivering work to help change happen successfully. In the past adsl-it have worked with organisations at key stages in their development by taking on key roles and providing advice.
Sometimes this can be short term to help with changes. In other instances the support is ongoing for several years whilst far-reaching changes are being implemented. From supporting start-ups to changes of key staff, re-organisation, adopting and implementing new systems, office re-location and assisting with the IT aspects of the design and implementation of relocations to new bespoke buildings.
Some example projects:-
South London Gallery – 2021, London
Source and implement comprehensive wi-fi network for staff and visitors to the main gallery and administrative spaces for the main gallery.
Talawa Theatre Company – 2020, Croydon
Advise on and implement migration of primary data store to SharePoint for staff working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions.
South London Gallery – 2017 to 2019, London
Primary consultant for IT and telephony for The Fire Station development. Advise on requirements for telephone systems, cabling, network infrastructure for the new building. Map and evaluate existing IT set up, check fitness of existing systems to cope with the additional separate site, advise and assist with the relocation and replacement of servers. Evaluate options for a new multi-site capable telephone system, accelerated move to the full adoption of hosted email via Office 365 using Office 2016. Advice on and implementation of a move to a cloud-base accounting system using QuickBooks Online.
Siobhan Davies Dance studios – 2005 to 2013, London
Lead consultant for IT and related infrastructure for the move to new studio space in South London. Advise on requirements for telephone systems, cabling, move and replacement of computer equipment, servers, printers and communication devices. Advise on cabling, location of IT equipment and cooling needs.
Brighton Dome \ Brighton Festival – 2000 to 2007, Brighton
External support for IT and specification and implementation of new telephone systems, servers, multi-site data links and help the organisation cope with rapid growth during the development and re-opening phases. Staff increased from 30 to 150 over this time frame. Ensure move to new ticketing systems was implemented smoothly. Provide in-house expertise and support for IT changes. Provide event related IT and Comms.
De La Warr Pavilion – 2006 to 2007, Bexhill-on-Sea
External IT support – provide advice on and implement plan to move from inherited \ legacy IT systems to new computers and desktop software for staff. Also assist with move to new offices following the refurbishment of the main building. Upgrade and replace in-house servers to ensure suitability for organisation’s use.
Brighton Fringe – 2005, 2015 and ongoing, Brighton
Help the organisation with move to own Internet domain, server and email system during the changeover to a separate independent company. Advise on move to new office locations in 2015, 2018 and 2020. Evaluate and support implementation of a new telephone system. Continue to provide support and advice as needs change and the company grows. Move to Office 365 for hosted email in August 2015. Undertake migration to new server in 2019.
South East Dance – 2000 to 2021, Brighton
Main IT consultant for The Dance Space Development. Provide advice and forward planning for IT and communication aspects of the building to ensure new build development is fit for purpose and adapts to future needs of building users. Contribute to meetings and scrutinise plans to ensure that the organisation’s requirements are to be met.
Also provide ongoing support for South East Dance including five office relocations since 2005. Migrate to Microsoft 365 in 2015.
Support for SED during the running of the Studios in Hextable – update and improve IT systems and inter-site communications.