AVDAN and Pexip helped C2IT with a smooth and cost-efficient transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, without changing their workflows or hardware.
C2IT Group works with digitalization of Danish companies and organizations and consists of three units: 1.) C2IT, which provides IT services based on standard software primarily from Microsoft, such as Dynamics NAV/Business Central, Power BI, Power Apps, Office 365, and Teams. 2.) IT Kartellet, which develops unique software solutions such as learning portals, web applications and integrations. 3.) People-IT, which works in the market for freelance IT services for Denmark's largest companies and organizations. C2IT Group has offices in Kolding, Aarhus, Herning, and Ballerup and Copenhagen in Denmark.
The need to transition to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business, which is being phased out.
The desire to keep using existing video conferencing hardware, which had been a significant investment.
The Covid-19 pandemic, which required their employees to work from home during the same period that they were transitioning to a new video conferencing platform.
The workflow for the users needed to remain the same to ensure that the solution would be used.
Pexip’s CVI solutions allowed C2IT to use Microsoft Teams on their existing Poly hardware, saving them money, time, and hassle.
Pexip made it so that the users did not need to learn a new workflow when they were inviting to or attending video meetings.
With Pexip One Touch Join, the user can simply push the green button on the touch panel to start the meeting.
C2IT was able to implement a seamless transition to Teams, retain their office hardware, save money, and prepare their workforce for a new way working from both home and office.
C2IT, an innovative IT company based in Denmark, had previously used Skype for Business for their video conferencing needs. This solution was hosted on-premise at their offices, and was registered on Poly Trios, their video conferencing hardware devices. However, C2IT, like many other businesses in Denmark, needed to transition away from Skype for Business, which is set to retire in summer 2021. In making the shift to Microsoft Teams, the company also wanted to change from an on-premise video solution to a cloud-based solution.
However, the company was faced with a challenge: they wanted to continue using the same Poly hardware they already had in place, which still worked well and had been a large investment. C2IT needed a solution that would allow their users to keep their hardware, workflows, and the user interfaces they were already familiar with, while making the transition to Teams.
Pexip’s partner AVDAN introduced C2IT to Pexip as a solution that would allow them to use their existing hardware investments with Teams by registering the hardware on the Pexip Service. By using Pexip for Microsoft Cloud Video Interoperability (CVI), they could connect to Teams meetings using the devices already installed in their offices. After comparing different options, they calculated that this was not only a more efficient way to solve their problem, but was also a more cost-effective solution.
As a European tech company, adhering to GDPR and ensuring that other security standards are met was also an important part of the process when choosing a new solution. They were pleased with Pexip’s emphasis on security and privacy, which also helped cement the decision.
“It was a painless process, with good support from the partner and from Pexip. Our internal roll-out was seamless, with no problems at all since we were already used to using our existing hardware.”Preben Justesen, CIO at C2IT Group
Adopting Pexip’s Enterprise Room Connector proved to be hassle-free, with the entire implementation -- including registration and set-up -- taking only two and a half days. In addition, they were able to save money and hassle by using their existing in-office hardware, which was still serving them well.
With the arrival of Covid-19 in spring 2020, everyone at C2IT was sent home to work, like so many other businesses. But in this case, the sudden shift to home office and the need to adapt to a dispersed workforce actually sped up the process of rolling out their use of Pexip for Teams on a larger scale.
“With Covid-19, we suddenly had a bigger task,” says Preben Justesen, CIO. “Many more of our people, in every single job type, were forced to use video, some of whom were maybe not so familiar with using it before. So then we had a bigger responsibility to deliver a solution that everyone could easily use. And that was Pexip.”
C2IT uses video conferencing for both internal and external meetings, and the ability to easily join Teams meetings on their in-office infrastructure has allowed them to make a smooth transition into the so-called hybrid workforce, with some people still working from home and some back at the office. Preben believes this culture of work will continue post-pandemic, and is happy to have a solution in place that makes video meetings easy to join, and easy to use.
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