Following an acquisition, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals had a requirement for a major datacentre rationalisation programme.


The customer, with headquarters in New York, employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries, called on Wavestone to complete a full assessment in preparation of the rationalisation programme. The customer had a requirement to identify ownership of all 20,000 unique assets and compile a detailed plan for the systems move.

Answers and key factors for success


  • Data centres in New York and South East England closed on time and within budget
  • Over 20,000 unique IT assets identified and analysed
  • Business cases created and presented to CFO
  • Multi-functional, multi-country teams mobilised and managed
  • Detailed planning carried out
  • Alignment with global data centre and Real Estate strategy
  • Adoption of global method


  • Gained approval of rationalisation programme by CFO
  • Aligned all IT assets with corresponding business units
  • Recommended the most effective way to move systems
  • Created a timeline for completion
  • “Wavestone’s intimate knowledge of our technical and support environment, as well as our methods of working made it easy to get started and build momentum quickly”

    Head of Datacentre Rationalisation