Cambridge Education Group

Full IT Transformation

1 become 3, in an ambitious divesture transformation
that yields agility for this international organisation.

Since 1952, CEG has been delivering the highest quality academic,
creative and English language pathway programmes. With a
portfolio of international centres in the UK, Europe and USA and
an expanding online cohort, CEG is one of the fastest-growing
independent education providers in the world.

The Challenge

Following a significant period of sustained growth, CEG was looking
to separate into three individual organisational units, namely CATS
Colleges, Digital and OnCampus, to further facilitate its goals. The challenge was to appraise the existing CEG estate, making
recommendations on improvements to ensure any retained IT was
future proof, whilst subsequently separating out the two new
organisational units into their own new cloud environments.

How did we help?

Engaged from the outset, we were invited to provide those all-important initial professional discovery and advisory services, all the way through to post-implementation support, and our partnering continues still to this day. Our work with CEG has encompassed:


Consultative engagement, including business analysis, IT estate review, solution scoping and roadmaping.


Full technical definition and development of the designs for the three new resulting IT cloud environments.


Complete technical build and migration execution (separation) of all IT infrastructure.


Full technical operational documentation, end-user guidance and training with on-going managed support.



Migration & Separation

Establishing 3 new cloud landing zones and tenancies for each business unit for the migration of all their own data, objects and
business solutions. All with uninterrupted complete business continuity.

Cloud-First Approach

Decommissioning of the legacy estate with the adoption of their new
bespoke stand-alone hybrid environments. All with supporting integrated identity management via tiered Active Directory models.


Legacy file shares were migrated to a combination of SharePoint Online and OneDrive, improving employee collaboration,
efficiency and governance.


Reduction of on-going maintenance costs associated to legacy on-premise IT estate

Enhanced operational agility from the new cloud estate and modern productivity solutions.

Subsequent divestiture of CATS Colleges organisation to Bright Scholar.

We pride ourselves on building effective and trusted partnerships with our customers to deliver intelligent, targeted and considered changes to technology that will transform the end-user IT experience, increase productivity, harden security and reduce overall business costs.


Microsoft 365 | Exchange | Azure | Windows 10 | Intune |  SharePoint/OneDrive |
Active Directory 

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01256 976 650

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