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Sungard Availability Services solution fuels Monarch’s successful trajectory

Fri 13 Mar 2015

The Monarch Group is the UK’s leading independent travel group with core activities in scheduled airline operations, tour operations and aircraft engineering. Monarch Airlines offers airline capacity of eight million sector seats, Cosmos Holidays, Avro and somewhere2stay provide tour operating passenger volumes of some 815,000 customers and Monarch Aircraft Engineering delivers market-leading aircraft maintenance and repair services.

The group’s aging IT environment was reaching capacity limits and experiencing issues with power, cooling and generator backup. Group Information Services Director Chris Dare recognised that its infrastructure was not sufficiently resilient and this was exposing the business to risk. He took the opportunity to carry out a strategic review of the IT architecture underpinning the business to put it on firmer foundations.

Chris Dare, Group Information Services Director, Monarch Group reports, “We conducted a technical review which concluded that the cost of upgrading our own IT infrastructure to the level of resilience offered by Sungard Availability Services could not be financially justified. So we took the strategic decision to outsource to Sungard AS, rather than invest in our own back-up systems.”

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