Sky Zone was growing at such a rapid rate that it was difficult to scale the IT infrastructure at a pace fast enough to support business needs. Additionally, it lacked a unified infrastructure, and was using various tools and vendors.
SkyZone determined that it needed a unified solution that could globally scale without expanding the IT infrastructure. It considered Google Apps but found that employees were less productive due to lack of familiarity with the interface and a steep learning curve.
SkyZone contacted CorpInfo to help craft a vision and strategy. “It was just different with CorpInfo,” said Tom Boyle, Global IT Director. “The first thing they started with was ‘Share your vision with us. How do you see Office 365 fitting into SkyZone?”
CorpInfo helped SkyZone determine if Microsoft Office 365 was the right fit. Office 365 not only required minimal upfront investment, but it also expanded their communications and collaboration capabilities. These capabilities were especially valuable to SkyZone is expanding into new markets and regions. It allows SkyZone to support its franchises and ensures staff members and franchises who are geographically dispersed can share ideas and effectively work together.
CorpInfo provided on-going communication to keep key management abreast of the migration status. Sky Zone executives expressed that it was one of the most successful migrations they had experienced. Users expressed appreciation for the quality of onsite support and the effectiveness of “how-to” training guides. The help desk team proved to be invaluable and received positive feedback.
- Scaled in a cost-effective manner without scaling their underlying infrastructure
- Minimal up-front investment and immediate cost savings reducing daily operation expenses
- Improved productivity by enabling users to work anywhere, and any time and access documents, emails, and coworkers
- Enabling collaborative and social networking capabilities between employees
Microsoft has developed a case study of CorpInfo’s Sky Zone Office 365 migration.
Trampoline Parks Jump to New Heights with Office 365. This case study has additional details regarding Sky Zone’s decision to move to Office 365 and information on how it has benefited the organization.
Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes.