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Control Z’s forward thinking, customer centric solutions have earned the company a prized reputation among its clients and the broader IT community. This has been recognised by Microsoft who have featured Control Z’s recent cloud transformation project for leading accounting firm Brentnalls SA in the Microsoft Australia News Centre.

Solving the new COVID business challenges with forward thinking technology

Brentnalls SA recognised the need to transition the majority of its employees to remote work in early 2020. The firm quickly discovered that after pivoting to a work from home model, its underlying technology infrastructure was insufficiently nimble.

Control Z were the clear choice to upgrade Brentnalls SA’s technology infrastructure to turbocharge operations. In addition to migrating Brentnalls SA to Microsoft 365 Exchange Online & SharePoint Online, Control Z deployed a Windows Virtual Desktop environment in Microsoft Azure, running Windows 10 Multi-Session to provide users with a familiar desktop interface and access to all their applications and data from any device at any time.

“This had dramatic scalability advantages over a traditional privately hosted server environment and became an obvious choice for the customer’s evolving requirements” – Dale Williams.

Users have reported significantly improved Outlook performance with Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise optimised for WVD; since implementation, user Logon times have reduced from over a minute to less than 20 seconds.

Technology that supports growth

Since the implementation, Brentnalls SA have added ten new staff members to their team, the dynamic nature of the platform allows for rapid fluctuations in user count with no impact upon performance. It is this scalability that excites Control Z’s Head of Technical Services, Dale Williams.

“When Control Z were approached to produce a new solution for Brentnalls SA, the need for scalability was at the top of my mind” says Dale Williams.

“It was clear that Brentnalls were a fast-growing business, and we needed a solution that would be infinitely scalable.” – Dale Williams

Control Z a thriving Australian business

Dale Williams leads the technical vision for the company and has been a key pillar in the growth of the Australian business over the past 7 years. Having doubled in size since September last year, Control Z continues from strength to strength.

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