HS1 Limited is an anomaly in the corporate world. Owned by a consortium of three investment firms, it holds a 30-year concession to operate the United Kingdom’s first high-speed rail line, High Speed 1, and the four stations along its route. Although the company bears the full responsibility for the railway infrastructure and is beholden to its shareholders and stakeholders, it also operates in a regulated industry subject to legislative constraints on operational decisions such as track access charges. The IT department consists of two employees. Yet because the 50-person company works with hundreds of counterparts and vendors, security and collaboration are a high priority. How to find a way to a highly secure, collaborative solution without investing in a full datacenter? For HS1 Limited, the answer is Microsoft 365 E5.
UK railway concessionaire connects people and destinations in record time with cloud solution
London-based HS1 Limited holds the concession to operate and maintain the infrastructure for the high-speed railway that connects St Pancras International Station in London and the Channel Tunnel, joining international high-speed routes between London, Paris, and Brussels, along with several domestic routes. Its 50 employees found collaboration with the hundreds of vendors and regulators they work with easier, faster, and more secure after converting to the cloud-based services in Microsoft 365.
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