Cloud and managed service provider, Brennan IT, has taken family-owned business, Tieman Tankers, to the Cloud after a complete ICT infrastructure overhaul.
After being in operation for more than 60 years manufacturing and designing bulk road tankers in Victoria, Tieman Tankers chose to restructure the business and shift its focus on the road transport tanker manufacture side of the business.
Brennan IT had worked alongside Tieman as its strategic managed services provider while the business operated their own internal network and IT department for a number of years.
However, in recent times, the business decided to undergo a digital facelift and take their business to the Cloud, with a view to streamline IT processes.
“Over the years we’d be running different programs and adding on products with no clear structure and while we’d moved some of our business into the cloud, we had only really dipped our toe into the technology,” Tieman Tankers chief operating officer, Barry Grieg, said.
He discovered that a strategic direction for the business called for a complete redesign of its IT infrastructure. The project would need to support the head office as well as mobile workforce, but it also needed to be scalable to meet the client's growth goals.
“With this new direction we needed an effective IT system that would take the company forward with our new vision. The current system didn’t match with our new business model so we decided to undertake the journey to update our systems.”
In response, Brennan IT provided a scalable network infrastructure. The MSP also provided external disaster recovery (DR) and backup management and all-inclusive, ongoing managed IT support.
Brennan IT chief executive, Stephen Sims, said, “When Tieman came to us we knew that moving them from a traditional model to a cloud-based solution would give them the flexibility to scale and support their remote workforce.
“The Cloud solution provides the best of both worlds, offering the ability to retain control over many of the business’s critical systems while also having the flexibility to tap into external infrastructure to scale up these systems on demand.”
Consequently, Tieman said it saw an increase in productivity, flexibility and stability for their mobile workforce.
“From a business perspective we’ve reduced the cost of IT administration by about 50 per cent,” Greig added.
"We wanted to provide our employees with the latest tools, applications and resources to bring our company forward and deliver some consistency across the board - previously there was a lot of different software and different versions making it a nightmare for staff.”