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IT Consultancy and Managed Services - Dakota Blue Consulting Case Study

Dakota Blue Consulting Ltd provides outsourced HR Consultants and Training Solutions.


The Brief/Challenge

Dakota Blue Consulting Ltd provide outsourced HR and Training solutions for companies in Kent and London. 
Being a small company they had never used an IT company before, always managing their IT internally.  However, as they grew they needed to outsource their IT to allow them to focus on the business itself. 
They had been experiencing issues around Google apps and wanted a more intuitive Office Collaboration tool.
Alongside this, with the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats, Dakota Blue needed to act quickly to ensure their data remained secure.  They needed to find some help from a company that they could trust to look after their IT requirements with the highest level of protection and support.

The Solution

Dakota Blue knew as their business grew, their IT needs would increase and turned to LP Networks, as a trusted, affordable IT Managed Service Provider, with good knowledge, experience and an appetite to keep up to date on the latest technology innovations. 
LP Networks were engaged and took Dakota Blue through a program of IT changes, migrating the platform from Google Apps to Office365. Then increased security was applied to both the Office365 tenancy and following that the Endpoint devices with better Virus, Ransomware and web filtering protection.
Then to further increase compliance, managed encryption was put in place.


Dakota Blue now has a full Managed IT support agreement with LP Networks, the benefits being:

  • Enhanced collaborative platform with Office 365, Teams & Sharepoint
  • Increased email protection with Multi-factor authentication & Advanced Threat Protection
  • Endpoint protection adhering to the highest compliance with Patch Management, Anti-Virus, Web-Filtering, Anti-Ransomware and Encryption.
  • During Covid-19 lockdown, the SharePoint site and Microsoft Teams has been absolutely invaluable and meant that they have been able to maintain the service to their clients during this period with simplicity and ease.

Client Quote

Jackie Brooker, Managing Director of Dakota Blue says ‘Having used LP Networks for a number of years on our team, means we can focus on delivering our HR Services knowing that our systems are being supported and protected. If you are looking to outsource your IT Support or change providers, LP Networks are definitely the people you want on your extended team! And we cannot recommend them highly enough"

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