Alpha Office put the ‘furnishing touches’ to future growth plans by beginning strategic IT journey with Xperience Group.

Growth-Fuelled Change

Alpha Office Furniture, part of the Alpha Group, is one of the leading providers of office furniture across the UK and Ireland. Having been in the business of supplying customers with top quality office interiors for over 45 years, continued success has propelled the company into growth mode. To pave the way for an even brighter future, Alpha have expanded their operations with the opening of new office locations throughout the UK – ultimately reflecting how the Group looks today.

With a growing workforce, supporting operations across offices in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, England and Scotland, Alpha Group have collaborated with Xperience Group to devise a sustainable IT strategy, built to adapt and grow as the business does.

Cloud-First Future

Alpha Group recognise the adoption of the latest technology will enable them to remain agile and future-proof their business success. The new partnership with Xperience will see them migrate their IT infrastructure to the Cloud, alongside a company-wide migration to Office 365.

Paul McQuillan, Group Finance Director explains the business need for change, “Expanding our operations across three locations brought us to over 100 staff. We knew our current infrastructure would need to develop to support a growing workforce, facilitate remote working and fulfil our need for business continuity. Taking all of this into consideration it was clear moving our infrastructure to the Cloud along side a migration to Office 365 was definitely the way forward”.

Jonny Weir, Technical Business Advisor at Xperience comments, “We are seeing more and more SME’s move to the Cloud. A Cloud environment can be scaled to meet the individual needs of a business, no matter how big or small. Cloud is the future and it’s the early adopters who will be one step ahead of the game”.

Technology-Driven Culture

Businesses who embrace digital transformation generate 8% more revenue annually than those who do not. For Alpha Group, the move to the Cloud will accelerate digital transformation and facilitate a technology led culture. The migration to Office 365 will allow for better visibility, remote working, increased productivity and superior collaboration.

Paul McQuillan concludes, “We want to create an innovative, technology driven culture across the Alpha Group, and we’re sure that the new solution provided by Xperience will help us do just that. We’re nearing deployment now and I’m excited to see how technology will help the business transform and keep on growing.

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