Who is Kennedys?
Kennedys is an international law firm based in the City of London, with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. Kennedys operate predominantly in the UK, but also has a strong presence in the APAC – mainly in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. The company is growing rapidly, with 1300 employees globally and constantly acquiring new offices around the world.
Chay Bartlett - IT Asset Controller
"Everything Cisilion has done for us has been successful, with all deployments resulting in cost savings or improved performance – in most cases both. “
Kennedys was struggling to find a reliable and responsive partner. They were operating on old technology and IT solutions which prevented them from performing to their fullest potential. Kennedys were looking into new UC solutions, Microsoft in particular, but they had limited knowledge within this area and were looking for a partner to advise them. After showcasing our skills and expertise, Cisilion were selected. This led to a more extensive partnership, which so far has resulted in the deployment of Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business and Riverbed Steelhead solutions transforming the productivity of their staff along with huge cost savings.
Kennedys were using multiple outdated solutions and partners that were not performing as required. With offices around the world, this resulted in the following challenges:
- Lack of transparency with existing suppliers
- Outdated UC platform with limited capabilities
- Limited knowledge around EA, needed consultancy
Cisilion’s relationship with Kennedys started as providing advice around mobility and laptops. After proving our expertise around mobility, UC solutions and Microsoft, Kennedys chose Cisilion to be their trusted partner for both Microsoft and Riverbed.
Cisilion has installed Microsoft Lync and a Skype for Business at Kennedys offices and are providing constant consultancy around these solutions. Cisilion are also the law giant’s Riverbed partner of choice and have provided them Steelhead solutions to improve performance across their global Data Centres.
Benefits & Numbers:
Through the deployment of Microsoft, Kennedys were able to achieve some significant cost and business operation savings including:
- £200K savings from specialist consultancy during Microsoft EA renewal
- Global collaboration made possible
- Savings in travel costs
- £30K Microsoft funding secured for Lync deployment
- 3x increase in optimised flows
- 4.5x increase in optimised WAN throughput
- 13x increase in data store capacity