Consumer Goods

Case Study

Global consumer goods manufacturer achieves 30% annual TCO improvement with significant savings and flexibility

Their Story

The Challenge

Traditional IT was holding back growth and innovation.

This global brand name company, together with its subsidiaries, is a Fortune 500 manufacturer and marketer of well-known convenience food products. Their recent growth resulted in a labor-intensive IT infrastructure that was expensive to manage. Different IT groups within the company were monitoring their systems inconsistently and the outsourcing provider was delivering minimal alerting capabilities with no reporting details.

Opportunity 1

Integration required since several acquisitions resulted in IT growing pains, including an unnecessarily complex Wide Area Network built as disparate networks

Opportunity 2

IT outsourcing models they explored didn't provide enough flexibility for scaling the business

Opportunity 3

End of life equipment unable to support rapid growth

Their Victory


Centrally managed IT infrastructure as a single system, from one provider

With a multi-year strategy and roadmap, the company implemented a new IT infrastructure with the flexibility to scale bandwidth and features on demand. The end result was a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over five years with the opportunity to reduce or realign staff to focus on new technology initiatives.

Win 1

Decreased annual TCO by 30%

Win 2

Deployment time reduced from two months to two weeks

Win 3

Capital reallocated to fund seven new product rollouts

Win 4

Doubled network bandwidth

Their Secret Weapons

Rigorously Tested Reference Architectures

Allowing the infrastructure to build out modularly: at different stages, but as a single, consistent system

Strategic Technology Roadmap

Taking business needs and goals into consideration, allowing planning for the future

Insight and Analytics Reporting

Dedicated Service Lifecycle team reports and recommends for transformation to digital business