Isabelle Bambridge

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Aspire Cleans Up with Recycling Firm Contract

North East managed services provider Aspire Technology Solutions has successfully completed work on one of its largest contracts to date, valued at around £500k.

Gateshead-based Aspire has been working in partnership with the O’Brien Group to deliver a secure WAN (Wide Area Network) infrastructure across five sites, a full IT support service and data centre hosting.

Established in 1973 as G O’Brien & Sons, the O’Brien Group has built a reputation locally and nationally as providers of high levels of service and professionalism. The company includes Waste Management and Recycling, Demolition and Dismantling, Asbestos Removal, Land Remediation and Architectural Salvage divisions and has sites in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Teesside.

Of the partnership with O’Brien’s, Paul Beat, Sales Executive for Aspire said: “Due to the expanding demographic nature of their business, O’Brien’s needed to centralise their ICT infrastructure, build in disaster recovery in order to secure their critical business systems and add flexibility to their network so that new sites could be amalgamated into the IT estate easily.

“To facilitate this growth, we designed and implemented a private WAN which terminates at one of our data centres where we host their core services centrally. This has vastly improved connectivity speeds and enabled O’Brien’s employees to access the centralised software applications from all company sites.

“Furthermore, we have provided the business with a disaster recovery solution via our online backup service. All business systems are backed up to our secondary data centre in London so that company data is protected at all times and can be restored quickly should the need arise.

“The O’Brien Group is a very well-known name within the North East region so we are delighted to be their chosen technology partner and I look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with the company moving forward.”

Nathan O’Brien, Director of Waste Management added: “As a large company spread over different sites we need to have a fast, reliable, cost effective ICT infrastructure that is fit for purpose as the business continues to grow. Aspire worked closely with the IT team to understand our technical demands and they have provided us with a bespoke solution that has improved our systems and made a real difference to the Group.”

Headquartered in Gateshead and with a second site in Central London, Aspire is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and traditional IT outsourcing. Established in 2006, Aspire has grown steadily year on year to become a £4.2m business with a 36-strong workforce.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Isabelle Bambridge .

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