Projects & DEPLOYMENTS


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Projects & DEPLOYMENTS


SUPPORTING YOUR PROJECT PIPELINE

Our team are here to help deliver your next project.

We can support your business with projects and deployments of every size; from resource-only requests or scheduling, through to a fully outsourced PMO solution. We will work closely with you to ensure that every aspect of the deployment is planned, implemented and completed to your specific requirements.

Every project is different, so it’s vital that we give you a pricing structure that works best for each situation. Once we understand what you require we’ll build a commercial proposal that will be the most cost-effective based on your needs: per site, per hour, per day, per device etc.

Project Pipeline


Project Pipeline


DELIVERING RESULTS: ON TIME & BUDGET

Projects can be complex, time consuming and a stress on your business. Our team specialise in supporting businesses to deliver IT projects with resource and project management expertise.

Our skills can be utilised at any part of the project pipeline, with the client retaining overall control of the project while we slot into the areas that require additional support. Alternatively, we can also offer a fully outsourced project management service, where Abalon will take complete control of the project on your behalf.   

Planning

 

  • Hardware – laptop, desktop, tablet etc.
  • EPOS & smartphone
  • Software & firmware upgrades
  • OS migrations
  • Desk side support
  • Openings, closures & relocations
Initiation

 

  • Project scope
  • Project budgeting
  • Project management
  • Consultancy
Control

 

  • Scheduling & Routing
  • Booking resource
  • Writing technical scripts
  • Working instructions
  • Pilots and test deployments
  • Risk register
Management

 

  • Engineer deployment
  • Engineer management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Data management
  • Reports & KPIs
  • Escalation management
Closure

 

  • Revisits
  • mop-up locations
  • Wash-up meetings
  • Project learnings documentation
  • Project sign-off

EPOS


EPOS


Our team has vast experience support numerous EPOS projects, including:

  • Store openings & closures
  • Hardware rollouts & upgrades 
  • Software rollouts & upgrades
  • Payment Solutions
  • Breakfix & maintenance
  • Handheld device rollouts
  • Wi-Fi configuration & maintenance
  • Hardware Audits
  • Site Surveys
 

CHIP & PIN REFRESH
UK Retailer

Our customer needed to update their chip & pin devices to the latest contactless hardware. Our engineers completed P2PE-compliant installations of 4200 devices at over 1400 retail locations throughout the UK, within a 4-week period.

Despite these installations taking place during business hours, disruption to the client was kept to an absolute minimum throughout the project.

IT Rollout


IT Rollout


IT projects are a core part of our business, with experience across many disciplines including:

  • Hardware rollouts & upgrades
  • Software rollouts & upgrades
  • Networking hardware upgrades
  • VOIP rollouts & upgrades
  • Tablet rollout & upgrades
  • Smartphone rollout & upgrades
  • Email platform migration
  • Data back-up & migration
 

DESKTOP REPLACEMENT
Media Company

This customer needed to replace all of the ageing desktop hardware across their UK estate. We completed 850+ installations at 6 locations over an intensive 3 week period.

The new hardware was rolled out in the evenings and overnight, with additional deskside support completing floor-walking activities to assist with user queries.

OS Migration


OS Migration


Technology is a constantly evolving and adapting environment and it's vital that organisations stay ahead of the curve to maximise efficiency whilst avoiding security issues. With both Windows 7 and 8 becoming end-of-life in 2020 and 2023 respectively, there will be a huge increase in OS migration activity as companies move away from unsupported OS that could expose them to fatal security flaws.

If you require additional engineering resource or need supplemental project management support to facilitate these OS migrations, our team of  engineers are available throughout the UK.

 

OS MIGRATION
UK Government Department

This customer was migrating all of their users, including both fixed-location users and remote users, from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Resource was required to complete a data back-up, migrate the user’s OS and then re-install the users profile and data.

This activity was successfully completed for more than 4,000 users at 30+ locations within a challenging 8-week period.

Installs, Moves And Changes


Installs, Moves And Changes


After a deployment is completed, there is usually a requirement to maintain, upgrade or redeploy the assets. Such as:

  • New user onboarding
  • Hardware upgrades replacements
  • Breakfix & Maintenance
  • Office openings, moves and layout changes
  • Deskside support
  • Wi-Fi configuration & maintenance
  • Network configuration & maintenence
  • Site Surveys
 

FIELD-BASED IMAC SUPPORT
Managed Service Provider

This customer has their own internal team of field engineers that cover the vast majority of day-to-day IMAC requirements.

However, on occasions where they have limited availability due to sickness, holidays, sudden volume spikes or unfavourable locations they will utilise our on-demand service to meet these challenges.

We provide them breakfix engineers throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

Decom & Recom


Decom & Recom


After a deployment is completed, there is usually an going requirement to maintain, upgrade or redeploy the assets. Such as:

  • New user onboarding
  • Hardware upgrades replacements
  • Breakfix & Maintenance
  • Office openings, moves and layout changes
  • Deskside support
  • Wi-Fi configuration & maintenance
  • Network configuration & maintenance
  • Site Surveys
  • Asset Logging
 

OFFICE CONSOLIDATION
UK Charity

Following a merger, this UK charity was consolidating some of it's local properties into a centralised head office.

Our engineers visited each of the locations, decommissioning all of the IT assets, which were then split for recycling or reissue.

Once the decommissioning activity was complete we visited the new head office and recommissioned the assets according to the customer's requirements.