||A global manufacturing leader
||A seamless global network
||Scattered systems and
applications that prevented smooth sharing of
||Enhanced collaboration and
better decision making achieved with minimum
|This consulting and integration
project helped our client provide its employees
with access to shared resources across the
globe. Called ‘Integrate’, the initiative won a
Customer Satisfaction rating of 5/5.
MEASURABLE BUSINESS BENEFITS
COLLABORATION FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING
The client’s teams across continents now effectively
share the same global resources. Earlier, some teams had
to rely on redundant local resources. There were 16
domains across networks. Migrating these to a single
master account domain has led to smoother, centralized
management. Remote sites were earlier unable to browse
local resources if links failed. WDL’s solution allows
network access even during link failures.
- Single Point Helpdesk
End-users now contact one single number for their
queries. Not only is this more efficient, it is also
cost-effective for the company.
- Completion before schedule
The project was completed before the planned time
frame at 124% cumulative schedule fidelity.
- More secure networks
The process of assigning security rights to users
was automated to ensure better security Contingency
plans have also been put in place.
- Minimum disruption to business
In-depth understanding of the client’s business
requirements ensured that we scheduled the project
so that it did not disrupt critical month-end
The client's NT infrastructure (the company’s
information backbone) was spread across 3 countries and
58 sites in the Americas region (North and Latin
America) . The servers that facilitated access to the
network were scattered across the region and not
integrated with each other. This meant that employees
could access only local country resources, not the
regional or global corporate network. Similarly,
employees around the world could not access the Americas
The challenge was to create a seamless global network
for the organization with standardized, single-point
access for users.
WDL’s solution involved domain migration and systems
integration across the 3 countries.
The WINS servers in the various regions / sites were
consolidated and integrated. A standard, single logon
using email Ids was implemented instead of non-standard
User Ids. Here’s how we did it:
- Remote application deployment: Six WINS servers
and 12 Domain Controllers were deployed in 3
countries to support the WINS and NT migration
initiatives. The deployment of the software and
applications was done remotely from Newark, New
- Integration with the corporate network : The
client's Asian network was integrated with the
company’s corporate network.
- Domain Migration: As part of a pilot project,
users in one domain were migrated first to validate
processes. Users and groups were then migrated from
16 domains to a single master account domain.
- Post Migration Support : We provided post
migration support for 15 days. Risk mitigation plans
were developed to ensure smooth implementation. WDL
received a Customer Satisfaction rating of 5/5 from
the client on delivery, quality and service.