Case Study: IT Strategy Consultancy

Client Name: Bionow

Client Sector: Bioscience

Bionow supports business growth, competitiveness and innovation within the biomedical and life science sectors across Northern England. The membership services add value and cost-efficiency to scientific, clinical and business operations within early stage and growth-oriented firms.
Bionow's membership offering focuses upon the specific needs of firms at their different stages of development, including dedicated business support programmes, shared procurement schemes with significant cost savings, exclusive insurance benefits, recruitment and training services, local and national events and access to a vibrant network of businesses.
The Bionow core team of 6 are extremely busy and focussed on adding value to the members they support. They require IT tools that work effectively on the move & enable them to achieve the business plan.

Project Challenge

To complete a Strategic IT Review of the IT budget and future direction of Bionow to ensure they were making best use of the latest technologies available.

Project Solution

The IT Strategy review was completed by Greenlight MD Gary Dodson. Gary has many years of corporate & SME IT experience with ICL, Fujitsu & Greenlight.
The process of review starts with gaining a detailed understanding of the business strategy & existing IT strategy/budgets/partners/desires. The review centres around 3 aspects: IT Infrastructure, Line of Business Applications & Sales/Marketing IT with an overview of data security & skills. We assessed the current technologies used and reviewed them against current industry best practice.
The outcomes included recommending a move away from Cloud Hosted Desktop to the Microsoft Office 365 platform to provide a more flexible, functionally rich & significant cost saving Cloud solution.

"We are delighted with how Greenlight Compuuters have supported us. The process was extremely simple and Gary was able to assess our needs and importantly support the team to identify the key areas for improvement. We now have an IT strategy that we are implementing which will ensure that Bionow has the IT tools to enable us to deliver on our business plan and deliver excellent solutions to our members."

- Geoff - CEO

Project Benefits

  • Identification of a more suitable Cloud solution that provides significant cost, functionality & flexibility advantages
  • Over 50% budget saving using Microsoft Office 365
  • Recommendations to improve data security of key financial information
  • Identification of the opportunity in sourcing a new fully integrated CRM solution.
  • A new more demanding approach to the development of the Bionow Website platform.

Technologies Used

  • Cloud solutions