Implementation supports UK growth plans and provides access to cloud-based applications and services
Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the UK restaurants and pubs operator, has continued the transformation of its core IT infrastructure with the roll out of a hosted cloud network solution across its 1,600 UK businesses.
The network transition, implemented and managed by Fujitsu, is designed to enable M&B to provide its guests and employees with enhanced services and supports the group’s growth plans by improving operational agility and end-user experience overall.
The end-to-end managed network service connects M&B offices, restaurants and pubs to applications and services delivered from the cloud; this includes DSL based Wide Area Network (WAN) services, as well as Ethernet for offices.
Managing business communications backbone
The provider said the consumption-based service also includes wired and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) services to support individual outlet needs, from access to central applications and services to connectivity of the point-of-sale terminals to take payments.
Robin Young, operations director at Mitchells & Butlers, stated: “We have worked closely with Fujitsu to implement an agile IT infrastructure that underpins our expansion and growth plans. The hosted network solution provided enables our growing UK network of restaurants and pubs with an enhanced experience both in how and what they access through the network.”
The roll out to the 1,600 outlets took just four months and was achieved with minimum disruption and zero downtime. The hosted network solution also lays the foundation for initiatives like guest Wi-Fi and the deployment of advanced ordering and payment systems using both in-house and guests’ own mobile technology.