“With such big changes in IT over the last few years, CIOs are finding it increasingly difficult to use their on-premises experience to prepare to take them to the cloud,” says Christian Bolton, Technical Director, Coeo. Based in Reading, U.K. the company helps organizations transform their data-centric Microsoft environments to use the right balance of the latest on-premises and cloud based solutions for them.
Founded in 2007, Coeo provides professional services for Microsoft’s cloud, data platform and business intelligence technologies. “We offer both strategy and operational guidance about how best to use Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft’s cloud and data products. Our goal is to help businesses grow and innovate using technology rather than worrying about having to become technology specialists,” says Christian Bolton.
Coeo’s background is in designing, optimizing, and migrating mission-critical transaction processing systems but today it fills the equally essential role of a CIO’s data analytics and cloud partner. As well as providing industry-leading consulting services, Coeo offers managed support and training as well. “We have the expertise to provide a high quality service at every stage of the CIO’s roadmap–from strategy and design to implementation and 24/7 support,” says Bolton.
We deliver and implement data and cloud strategies based on the Microsoft platform that allow our customers to grow and innovate
For the deployment of enterprise class solutions and services that win business confidence, Coeo uses its Discover, Optimize, and Mentor methodology.
The approach of Coeo to mentoring involves working side-by-side with existing operational teams to complement and develop their knowledge during the design and development of data-centric and cloud projects. “We support the teams to enhance their skills so they can be self-sufficient,” says Bolton. “Coeo’s drive to be a professional services company delivering an outstanding customer experience is what differentiates us.”
Coeo has numerous well-known customers in its portfolio. For instance, Sundio Group, a leading European tour operator, wanted to improve sales performance and accelerate business growth by optimizing its data management solution. To do this, Sundio turned to Coeo to help implement an enhanced data platform. By re-designing their online reservation system to use the appropriate Microsoft SQL Server features, Coeo’s solution helped speed up vacation searches and process booking transactions. “Our solution aided Sundio’s growth by using the latest Microsoft technologies to let them take full advantage of online sales periods and avoid the types of operational support issues that previously stopped revenue generation” says Bolton.
Moving forward, Coeo is focused on delivering services and solutions that continue to take full advantage of Microsoft’s investments in data and cloud innovation. The company, with its expertise and experience, advises CIOs and their businesses on developing and defining their future data and cloud strategies. “The adoption of cloud and analytics in the marketplace is the next leap forward for us,” concludes Bolton.