Major Construction Consulting Firm Reduces Global IT Costs and Improves Service
This global construction consulting firm helps clients reduce the inherent risks of large, complex construction projects through effective project management, construction management and risk consulting services.
The company needs IT systems to be responsive, secure, reliable and easily accessible to its staff, but its reliance on disparate management solutions and manual processes made identity and network management complex and costly. These conditions had a negative impact on the company’s ability to respond to clients, manage projects, process billing, and deliver projects on time. In addition, lack of consistency between the identity details held in its HR and payroll systems, among others, jeopardized Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance.
Layer7 Identity and Access Management from Broadcom, Inc. automates management of user identities and access privileges for more than 3,000 employees and ensures regulatory compliance. Another Broadcom solution, Network Flow Analysis, automates and streamlines network management and mitigates issues before they impact users. The company teamed up with Enterprise Studio (formerly CA Services and Education) to source expertise on implementing and configuring the solutions. Enabling adoption, Education provided training via video and audio conferencing to ensure that staff were competent and confident using the solutions.
The company has reduced provisioning time for access rights to new employees from 14 days to under 24 hours, so new employees can be productive right away. The solution filters out noise to provide intelligent alerts and reports that enable the company to spot anomalies and trends and verify root causes quickly. Since implementing the solution, the company has averaged network availability of 99.9 percent, and reduced compliance costs by 20 percent.
“Providing staff with better access to systems means we can respond faster to clients, which is key to our competitive advantage.”