Customer Stories

TCN Plc Boosts Productivity with Secure Azure Cloud Virtual Desktop Deployment.

Customer Name: TCN Plc

Industry: Energy

Location/Country: Abuja, Nigeria 

Solution: Azure Virtual Networks

Partner: Reliance Infosystems

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is one of the entities resulting from the division of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), followed by the privatization of these entities. TCN is entrusted with the crucial role of facilitating the transfer of electricity from power-generating companies (Gencos) to distribution companies (Discos). Its primary responsibility is to manage the transmission of power across the network, ensuring a smooth flow from generation sources to end consumers.

The Business Problem

TCN encountered challenges related to low system availability and experienced instances of downtime, coupled with a lack of a robust disaster recovery mechanism. Recognizing the critical importance of addressing these issues, TCN Plc embarked on a comprehensive technological advancement initiative as a key element of its strategic vision. This transformative effort signifies a shift in focus for the distribution company, positioning itself as a transmission and systems operations enterprise.

The overarching objective of this evolution at the Transmission Company of Nigeria Plc is to ensure a significant enhancement in operational availability. The proactive approach adopted by TCN aims to effectively mitigate any potential occurrences of downtime, thereby fostering a more resilient and reliable operational environment. This strategic transformation underscores TCN's commitment to delivering an elevated level of service and represents a success story in the company's journey toward technological excellence.

Solution deployed

With Azure Virtual Desktop was deployed for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the organisation experienced a drastic optimization in its overall operations.

  • Enhanced Flexibility: AVD enables TCN to provide its employees with consistent Windows 10 or 11 experience across various devices. This flexibility allows staff to access their work environments from remote locations or different devices, enhancing their productivity and work-life balance.

  • Cost Efficiency: By utilizing AVD, TCN can significantly reduce the costs associated with traditional desktop infrastructure. AVD's cloud-based approach eliminates the need for extensive hardware investments and ongoing maintenance expenses, leading to cost savings over time.

  • Heightened Security: AVD provides robust security features, including centralized management and data storage in Microsoft Azure. This ensures that TCN's sensitive data remains protected, as AVD offers advanced security protocols and compliance measures to safeguard against potential threats and data breaches.

Embracing Transformation

Through the implementation of Azure Virtual Desktop in the Azure cloud, TCN Plc has realized several key advantages. These include heightened productivity, enhanced scalability, advanced security measures, and improved cost-efficiency. Also, this technology has enabled seamless business continuity and effective disaster recovery strategies, safeguarding operations in the face of unforeseen events.

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