Stone claims record deployment for DWP

IT solutions provider Stone Group is claiming to have delivered one of the UK's largest Skype for Business deployments having tied up the first phase of a comms upgrade project for the Department of Work and Pensions, bringing a digital meeting capability across 160 locations in 280 meeting rooms for 90,000 users.
Stone won the contract through a CCS tender process and as well as providing flexibility for DWP staff Stone's strategy to reduce its overall carbon footprint also proved a deal winner. 

"Stone’s e-waste recycling services managed the disposal and recycling of all legacy conferencing equipment," said Stone CEO Simon Harbridge.

"The Department will also benefit from significantly reduced travel payments and efficiency in employee time now that workstreams, particularly those across county and country borders, can be completed in digital meeting form."

Harbridge noted that the second phase of the deployment will be completed within the next nine months.

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