It’s all about co-creation
Building on this successful relationship, Sanoma and Accenture have collaborated to design and implement a cloud-first strategy utilizing the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform migrating Sanoma’s enterprise systems and tools to the cloud.
The two organizations worked as a unified team in every step of the cloud journey—from the design and development of the infrastructure solutions, business case and execution plans to the AWS implementation to the ongoing maintenance of the cloud infrastructure. That teamwork carried through to other critical enterprise IT improvements.
The projects complied renewing Sanoma’s network environment with new technologies and devices, strengthening the local and backbone network, and importantly, also migrating all user workstations (4,000+) to Windows 10 and all user files to Microsoft’s OneDrive file-hosting service. Additionally, the team implemented Office365, moved from on-premise Microsoft SharePoint to SharePoint Online. The Azure Active Directory enterprise identity service enabled single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to protect Sanoma’s new workplace from cybersecurity attacks.
To help ensure the success of the multitower IT transformation, Sanoma and Accenture provided training and coaching to assist the workforce in its transition to the new cloud-based IT and workplace models. And to ensure that employees would continue to get the most from the new IT capabilities, the team set up a new global help desk with a host of self-help tools and live support in Finnish, Dutch and English.