Overview

PRMA Consulting is involved in primary and secondary research including advisory boards, value proposition and development, HTA submissions, evidence synthesis, economic models, global value dossiers, PRMA also develop applications to aid clients collaborate internally with their work stream planning.

Client:
PRMA Consulting
Industry:
Pharmaceutical
Services:
Managed IT, IT Support, Cloud Computing and Connectivity

Challenge

Providing an internationally accessible IT footprint for growing organisations while supporting a global user base can become an activity that consumes internal IT teams.

PRMA Consulting made a decision to outsource their IT provision at an early stage in their development and as a key deliverable of the transition, Vissensa was asked to work with external software developers to implement a bespoke internal project management system based on Microsoft SharePoint.

Providing Longetivity in Service and Support

Providing a smooth transition into a shared virtualised cloud environment operated by Vissensa was completed and the implementation of the new SharePoint management system without major disruption to PRMA’s day to day business was seamlessly integrated into Vissensa’s monitoring and management platform.

PRMA’s requirements have changed throughout the relationship and Vissensa has advised and supported the development of desktop services to allow staff to work from any location, along with the day to day support of a growing user community working alongside the IT team at PRMA.

The Advantages of Cloud

Today PRMA use a true hybrid cloud model to service their IT requirements, ranging from internal servers, Vissensa’s shared cloud environment and public cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

Vissensa continues to assist the IT team in the management and support of this expanding environment and the success of this longstanding relationship lies in the flexibility and experience that Vissensa has demonstrated on their joint journey.

Assuring Compliance and Continuity of Service

Spanning a number of Vissensa’s secure data centres to provide resilience and business continuity and linked to public clouds such as Microsoft Office 365, the combined platform is supported by Vissensa in conjunction with PRMA’s own IT team.

Using the flexibility and scalability of Vissensa’s shared cloud infrastructure and support team, PRMA has been able to escape the need for large scale infrastructure costs and allow its IT team to support the growing and changing business needs.

Operating within a secure accredited data centre and with enterprise class hardware and software supporting their environment, PRMA are confident in knowing that their systems are fully monitored, managed and protected, enabling them to meet the stringent governance and compliance requirements demanded of their industry area.