With over 100 employees, Pure Search is a global search and selection firm covering EMEA, America and Asia Pacific, and specialising in tax, legal and finance recruitment. When struggling to work productively with a hosted desktop IT set up, the management team at Pure Search needed to find a reliable and cost effective alternative solution such as Office 365 to meet their growing IT needs. Employees were battling daily with fluctuating internet speeds and connection difficulties. Following an extensive review of several local IT partners, M2 Computing were selected due to the quality of the proposal, years of experience and glowing references from current clients.

“M2 is a great partner who exceeded our expectations on the implementation and I have no hesitation in recommending them” concludes  Sugi Sugunasingha, CFO, Pure Search

Migrating to Office 365

Following a systems audit and business needs analysis, M2 Computing proposed replacement hardware for the entire team and the migration from their virtual desktop IT system across to Office 365 including OneDrive, SharePoint and Skype for Business.  This reduced their IT infrastructure costs and enabled employees to work more effectively when travelling by allowing easy access to files on any device including mobiles and tablets. The employees were provided with the latest Dell business-grade laptops, with 3 year next business day global onsite warranties and docking stations.  “The laptops were well received by employees as they were fast and very portable. The user experience was far superior to the virtual desktop environment.” comments Sugi Sugunasingha, CFO, Pure Search.

Adding Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security

To protect sensitive data and reduce the risk of security leaks, M2 Computing also implemented Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security.  It has also enabled Pure Search with the best in class enterprise security features.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a powerful Mobile Device Management solution that protects corporate data, with conditional access granted only to compliant, managed devices. It has also enabled Pure Search to implement a robust bring your own device (BYOD) strategy, by managing and protecting corporate applications and data on employee devices.

Azure Rights Management

Azure Rights Management provides the Pure Search team with full control over who has access to sensitive information. With this in place, it is possible to revoke access to emails and documents even after they have been downloaded and accessed by a third-party recipient.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics identifies suspicious user and device behaviour, helping us to detect and act on threats fast to reduce costly damage.

Added Security with Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection

M2 Computing also implemented Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365, adding extra security against malicious emails and harmful links that may contain viruses or malware.

A Further Layer of Back Up for Office 365 With Skykick

With Office 365, all files and documents are hosted by Microsoft with thousands of servers across 4 data centres in Europe providing a highly secure back up environment. As robust as this sounds, this does not accommodate for human error or the ever-increasing threat of malicious intent. As an additional layer of protection from unexpected data loss, M2 Computing have implemented SkyKick for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

International 24/5 IT Support

M2 Computing have partnered with a New Zealand based technology services provider to meet Pure Search’s business need for round the clock IT Support. In addition to providing proactive maintenance, monitoring of system alerts and patching, they offer out of hours support to all international offices as a seamless extension to the M2 Assist Gold support team.


The new system implementation at Pure Search Recruitment highlights the importance of creating an IT infrastructure that enables a growing international business to thrive. With the all the productivity tools and applications that come bundled with Office 365, the teams are now able to collaborate effectively and securely across their networks. Round the clock support gives them the peace of mind, that there is always a rapid response should an issue occur.  “M2 is a great partner who exceeded our expectations on the implementation and I have no hesitation in recommending them” concludes  Sugi Sugunasingha, CFO, Pure Search

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