Liberty Living, the Brandeaux Student Funds brand, is the fastest growing student and key worker accommodation provider in the UK. Providing over 10,000 beds in 14 Cities, Liberty Living works in conjunction with Universities and other representative bodies to provide modern, attractive and affordable accommodation to the growing student and key worker population in the UK.
The exponential growth experienced by the higher education sector, is a challenge that Liberty Living believes it has successfully capitalised upon. With a team of three IT personnel, managed by Grant Robertson, the department is responsible for an IT infrastructure that supports 150 employees across 20 sites throughout the UK.
The key challenge is how to manage a widely distributed network of offices throughout the UK when staff can’t get out managing them face to face as often as the firm would like.
Liberty’s success depends on good, solid uptime from its wide area networking providers to be able to do the majority of work remotely, supporting Liberty’s IT users and students who require 24/7 access to core, e-based company applications, such as a web portal and ecommerce systems which enable students to book and pay for accommodation on line.
Find out here how Liberty Living was able to implement a cost-effective, readily available communications infrastructure which met service levels and user expectations.