How BW: Workplace Experts supported remote teams with Egnyte through the Covid-19 crisis
The London-based company transitioned from SharePoint to Egnyte to provide seamless and secure file access from anywhere.
When Covid-19 forced more of the BW: Workplace Experts team to work remotely, IT expedited its transition of corporate files from on-premise file servers to SharePoint. Upon migrating all of their files however, BW experienced throttling due to the amount of data being transferred daily. With 75% of the team regularly working remotely on files up to 1GB with strict client deadlines, BW determined that SharePoint was not going to work for their business.
Needing to chart a new course quickly in order to support remote users during a difficult time, BW turned to Egnyte. BW’s IT Manager, Tom Hollingsworth, began working around the clock with Egnyte’s Customer Success and Professional Services teams on a solution. Hollingsworth began by migrating the larger files that were causing issues with throttling from SharePoint to Egnyte in order to provide users with the performance needed to keep projects on track.
Since consolidating its files onto Egnyte, BW users have the necessary tools to work productively from any location, even on large design files. For Hollingsworth, regular collaboration and support from the Egnyte team has been critical to ongoing success. From a content governance standpoint, the consolidation of millions of files into a single cloud content governance platform from multiple file storage and sharing solutions has helped the IT team gain greater visibility and control over business content.