Cloud first, unified network and security


about Graham & Brown

"We've found the right technology partner to support our network" Dean Morris, IT Operations Manager.

Graham & Brown are a British brand whose principle activities are the design, manufacturing and distribution of wall decoration products to the worldwide consumer market. Its products are sold in over 75 countries through major DIY and Home retailers, supported by a robust distribution network and sales offices across UK, North America, Europe and Australia.

The Challenge

To change the legacy fully managed MPLS network into something that offers more value and better meets our current and future business requirements.

Driven by solutions.

  • Move towards SaaS applications and public cloud e.g. O365
  • Migration of on-prem voice to cloud delivered hosted voice
  • Desire to improve network support service and better equip IT with the ability to support the busines
  • Need to improve speed, performance and network flexibility
  • Desire to maintain or reduce the overall costs on network infrastructure
  • Guided by process.

    Key results.

    • A modern, dynamic network to support changing user/application consumption.

    • A specialist, network support team to help IT support their business requirements.

    • A complete re-design with more bandwidth, improved resilience and more flexibility.

    • A reduction in overall network costs by circa 20% over 3years

    I’ve worked with some of the people at Principle Networks in the past and it always helps when you know and trust the people delivering the service. I was most concerned about the migration but needn't have been, they took care of everything. The team went above and beyond to ensure every aspect of the migration went to plan. Even when we threw in the voice migration at the same time and needed them to adapt to some of the changes we needed, they just dealt with it. As a business, we feel very comfortable that we've found the right technology partner to support our network.

    Dean Morris, IT Operations Manager