TG4 – Office 365 Project

The Company

TG4 is the National Irish language Public Service Broadcaster, bringing Irish language programming content to audiences in Ireland on all platforms and worldwide on our player. TG4 daily figure exceeds 1 million people on major viewing days like Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s Day.

“We selected CloudStrong as our strategic cloud partner because they demonstrated a core understanding of the Microsoft cloud & had delivered a similar solution.” Said Michael Rafferty, IT Manager.

The Challenges

TG4 employees rely on their email to communicate with colleagues, customers, and vendors all around the world. Their email exchange server was going end of life and their support team was handling an increasing number of support calls relating to their email services. The TG4 management team choose office365 after a long assessment process because of its advance email, document and collaborate features. The next challenge that TG4 faced was implementing the office365 to all its 186 employees and ensuring there was no business disruption during the migration to the new office365 platform.

“CloudStrong quickly got to grips with our business & technology project outcomes and they were able to add real value with their core expertise & experience in the Microsoft cloud. ” Said Michael Rafferty, IT Manager.

The Solution

Following the tendering process, CloudStrong won the contract to design, deploy, migrate and project manage the TG4 employees’ email and data from their current email platform to office365.  A key deliverable for this project was a successful ‘live migration’ of the existing email users with zero disruption to normal day to day operations of its 186 users. The team at CloudStrong developed the office365 migration plan with particular attention not to disrupt the ongoing business activities and employee productivity. CloudStrong executed the migration plan migrating all the user’s data, contacts & outlook settings, applying the appropriate security setting.

“CloudStrong’s ability to put our needs first and tailor a solution to fit our requirements exactly is why I would be happy to recommend CloudStong to anyone”, Said Michael Rafferty, IT Manager.