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How D2NA helped Boldon James to take its products to market faster

Project Quick Facts

Challenge: An IT infrastructure that didn’t perform as quickly as staff needed.
Solution: Network redesign | Refresh of hardware | Enhanced backup features
Big Picture Benefits: Accelerated speed-to-market | More cost-efficient product development

A relentless hunger for product innovation epitomises the software industry. This is one of the world’s most competitive fields – and first mover advantage is golden. When nurturing new solutions from concept to sale, Boldon James know the quality of their IT environment makes all the difference. We joined them on their journey with a full refresh of their IT infrastructure, which helped them take their products to market faster.

Arguably, Intellectual Property (IP) is Boldon James’ greatest asset. They support a range of corporate, Government and Intelligence clients
who demand cutting edge data security solutions by necessity. We helped Boldon James to protect and make the most of their assets with robust backup and faster operations. Now, their response to what the market wants is that bit quicker, widening the gap between them and their competitors.

Client Background

Boldon James: Wholly owned subsidiary of FTSE 250 company, QinetiQ plc

For 30 years, Boldon James has been a leader in data classification and secure messaging solutions. They help organisations of all sizes to
manage sensitive information securely, in compliance with legislation and standards. Their Classifier product range extends the capabilities of Microsoft products and other solutions. This allows users to apply relevant visual and metadata labels (aka protective markings) to messages and documents, which enforces information assurance policies, raises user awareness and orchestrates multiple security technologies.

Challenge with existing IT infrastructure

  • Need for faster network
  • Move towards virtualisation
A vital part of Boldon James’ product development involves moving large files across their network. (Not just everyday documents – huge virtual machine files, to test new software). Typical of such huge files, they required hours to become available for staff to work with again. Team members had to focus elsewhere during these periods, causing frustration and interrupting workflow.

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Faster systems have saved us time, money and frustration. What used to take hours, now takes minutes.

D2NA’s team are trustworthy and offered a fast response. Everything that should have been done was done extremely well.

Tony Richardson, Technical Services Manager, Boldon James

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