WWF-UK is part of the international WWF network (formerly the World Wide Fund for Nature). It is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, working across more than 90 countries to address global threats to people and nature. It aims to create long-term solutions for the planet's environment by educating and influencing the government, businesses and people through its practical experience and knowledge.
WWF-UK is headquartered in Panda House, Surrey, and its 300 employees work to raise funds for global conservation and to influence UK government, businesses and people to lessen their impact on the global environment. In addition, WWF has regional offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which deal directly with the devolved governments in those areas. Previously, each office had its own IT infrastructure, and a centralised IT team at Panda House was responsible for the support and management of the networks.
Ian Exton, Network Manager at WWF-UK, said: “WWF has a commitment to environmentally-friendly business practice which is supported by every department within the organisation. However, projects to reduce carbon emissions that the IT team had been considering were constantly postponed to deal with day-to-day issues, because the IT infrastructure had become so disparate and unwieldy. We decided to look for a new partner, firstly to simplify the network infrastructure to make the management easier, and secondly to help us develop our projects to reduce carbon emissions.”