Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council made a commitment to a 30 percent reduction of its total office space, costs, and carbon usage, by 2016.
Steve Halliday, Head of IT, Solihull MBC
As a regional government district in the midlands of the United Kingdom, Solihull MBC realized that the most efficient and effective way to work isn’t necessarily at a fixed time and place. It also had an order to reduce occupancy to ten people for every seven desks.
Solihull MBC already had a telecommuting policy supported by a secure VPN solution, but when this required an upgrade, it was decided to step up the service so that more people could securely work from home.
With a much more agile workforce, Solihull was looking for ways to maximize its assets, including hardware.
Hilary Staton, Technical Operations Manager, Solihull MBC
Department managers see both efficiency and cost benefits from the new BYOD policy and Juniper-equipped network. Decisions are reached without delay, processes tend to run more smoothly, and overall less time is wasted.