Established in 1977, Lupprians Computer Express (LCE) is a privately owned company and part of the Lupprians Logistics Group, a provider of global logistics services to a range of specialist customers and industries. With offices across the UK and Europe, and with partners throughout the world, LCE UK provide a full range of specialist hi-tech transport and logistics solutions with turnkey installation services to the computer and medical industries, offering customers the advantage of hi-tech modern warehousing facilities with comprehensive online “track-and-trace” capabilities.
LCE’s UK Head Office in Ashford, Middlesex is located close to Heathrow Airport and a second site, serving LCE’s warehousing functions, lies 550 metres distance from LCE’s Head Office location. LCE’s two sites were traditionally linked with a low-bandwidth ADSL VPN connection to allow communications between the two sites, but this solution meant that a common Wide-Area Networking application infrastructure between the two sites was difficult to implement and support given the bandwidth constraints.
LCE’s goal was to unify the two sites in terms of IT applications, services and common shared infrastructure, aiming to reduce overall cost and increasing the productivity of the staff and processes across the diverse locations.