Who are Lockton?

Lockton are the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, and the eighth largest overall, with 4,000 Associates around the world, and 55 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Lockton’s international insurance business (Lockton, Companies LLP) which are headquartered in London, have been loyal customers of Cisilion for over three years.

Why Cisilion?

Peter Singleton - VP Infrastructure Manager

"Cisilion have been the most efficient and reliable partner we have chosen to date and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone else. I thoroughly look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Snapshot:

Lockton wanted to transform business performance through increased employee collaboration and productivity, cost savings and application performance. Cisilion have designed and deployed several solutions for Lockton, including Nexus, UCS, F5, Microsoft Lync, Exchange Migration, Cisco Support services, SolarWinds and Cisco Call Manager upgrade.

Challenges:

Lockton had worked with several different system integrators, but were struggling to find the right partner. As a global company, they had problems with creating a unified workplace with consistent solutions and technologies. Lockton’s challenges included:

  • Finding a strategic partner & trusted advisor
  • Purchasing different technologies from different vendors
  • Offices in the United Sates using UCS which caused performance issues
  • Not able to monitor their network

Solution:

Cisilion has helped Lockton with several projects throughout the years, including the design and implementation of the F5 load balancing solution. Within Lockton’s data centre, Cisilion provided expert and professional advice and the design and implementation of the Cisco UCS Solution. The insurance giant also upgraded their existing switching fabric to the latest Cisco Nexus technology. Additionally, Cisilion provide Lockton with support across their Microsoft Estate, using helpdesk and consultants to assist Lockton with Exchange, Sequel, Lync and Sharepoint. Solarwinds is the latest solution Cisilion have deployed, giving Lockton the ability to monitor their network.

Benefits & numbers:

With the multiple solutions deployed, Lockton have achieved impressive ROI and benefits, including:

  • 12 times faster problem tracking
  • 6 times better visibility and reporting
  • Fully functional and monitored network
  • 18% more productive workforce