Janet Dixon Town Planners Ltd

The Brief

Janet Dixon Town Planners Ltd (JDTP) is a town planning and development consultancy that provides independent and professional advice to developers and professional agencies across the North West of England and beyond. Janet Dixon Town Planners was established in 1985 and is now one of Lancashire’s leading consultancies in the development sector.

The Project

Janet Dixon Town Planners Ltd approached Complete Network Services Ltd. (CNS) asking us to review and assess their infrastructure with a view to migrating as they move to new larger premises to support their success and expansion. CNS carried out a detailed analysis of their current systems and services, constructed a list of requirements with the customer and put together a detailed proposal to completely revamp their IT Infrastructure. JDTP wanted to have all the functionality of a larger business with the flexibility to grow and expand but with the cost savings required by a small business.

The systems they had in place were not suitable so we proposed a Complete Solution. CNS completed patching at the new premises and we provided a Comms cabinet containing a MITEL Business Telephony system, a complete VMware Infrastructure, Fast POE Network Switches, a UPS System, Patch Panels and a Business Grade Internet Connection.

CNS managed the whole migration and provided information and training to all users to minimise any disruption.  CNS even provided customised training materials for each end users to help ease the transition to their new infrastructure and equipment.

All in all we now supply JDTP with all of the following products and services;

  • Servers
  • VMware vSphere software
  • Microsoft Operating System Software
  • A full Backup and Replication Solution
  • Business Grade Internet Connectivity
  • ISDN Lines
  • Website Hosting
  • Secure Remote Access VPN
  • Hosted Exchange Email and Calendar Services
  • Workstations
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Printers and Copiers
  • Remote and onsite support
  • Advice and consultation
  • Cloud Backup Replication for secure offsite storage
  • Fast P.O.E. Switches
  • MITEL VoIP Business Telephony system
  • Mitel 5312 IP Handsets
  • Cloud Based Antivirus
  • Hardware and software auditing and reporting

Managing Director Janet Dixon has told us that she is really happy with the services and products provided and is now a strong advocate to CNS, showing off all her new IT equipment to all visiting clients and solicitors and telling them where she got it all from.

Lisa Dixon added that “CNS engineers are extremely approachable and they take the time to explain things properly and at a level that can be easily understood, unlike most other IT companies.”