Sutton Winson overhauls IT infrastructure for maximum agility

01 April 2018

Independent insurance broker and risk management provider Sutton Winson is completely overhauling its IT and telephony infrastructure with the help of Node4. 

With roots going back more than 60 years, Sutton Winson is the main insurance broker of the privately-owned Sutton Group Holdings. With offices in Twickenham, Petersfield and Burgess Hill, it has clients based throughout the UK as well as overseas.

The move to overhaul the network was triggered by a decision to move away from two legacy broking systems. As the company reviewed alternative systems, its IT team took the opportunity to take a look at other areas that were in need of a refresh. They therefore decided to migrate the telephony system to the cloud and to perform a majorrevamp of the IT infrastructure in order to ensure peak business performance.

Sutton Winson is already working with Node 4 on the implementation of the systems. The telephony network is already deployed and is expected to go live this year. The broker system is currently undergoing tests and staff will receive training so that the deployment goes live and becomes fully operational soon.

“A dynamic company like Sutton Winson, that needs to be able to expand rapidly, cannot afford to be slowed down by legacy systems and infrastructure,” says Shane Dove, head of commercial sales at Node4. “With wholly-owned data centres, Node4 [can] offer companies like Sutton Winson an end-to-end solution along with high-calibre consultancy and a comprehensive IT service wrap.