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Paul Smith sets the trend in business agility

06-06-2016 Microsoft

Six years ago, British fashion designer Paul Smith had a goal to optimise its IT function. It sought a vendor that offered interoperable, foundational technologies with the right combination of innovation and value. Paul Smith embraced the Microsoft cloud operating system vision and built an agile, responsive global IT infrastructure, managed by only 15 people, so IT can provide efficient services to ensure that the business continues to play a leading role in the fashion industry—while keeping costs down.

Find out how they virtualised more than 80 percent of their servers, improved data centre density by 200 percent, saved more than £840,000 in IT costs in one year and reduced recovery time from 48 hours to just 5 minutes for its mission-critical applications.


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