Debenhams

Carefully developed Data Centre Strategy helps Debenhams migration

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Location


London, UK

Overview


PTS was engaged to support the Client with the with the development of a new strategy including a Financial Model that would enable the Client to successfully migrate from its current, primary Data Centre and ensure continued support of its legacy systems and platforms. The new Data Centre would also need to provide increased capacity for new business systems, which would run in sync with the transformation of the Client’s business services, enhance service performance and swiftly move towards 24-hour operations. As the Client would be making a significant investment with regards its Data Centre operations and therefore, it was imperative that the Client made the right decision.

Highlights


  • Design and operation of a project structure collaborating with the Client’s Technology team ad stakeholders
  • Current state analysis of the Client’s current data centre
  • Development of a business case with overview of service costs
  • Comprehensive cost analysis of options available

“PTS’ financial model encompassed the Client’s unique requirements and included transition and migrations costs to give the Client a comprehensive overview of the costs and benefits of each option available.”

Summary


PTS acted as independent advisors to the Client providing objective advice supported by detailed financial models to accelerate and support decision-making. Client’s Board was suitably informed to make a confident decision regarding the next steps. The Client confirmed that PTS had ‘bought time’, and was able to clearly and confidently make large-scale and critical business decisions within the cost and time constraints and plan for the next stage of the programme as a result of the work PTS had undertaken.

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