Case Study

How a mining company can now safely access their onsite resources remotely with Microsoft 365 and OSIT

About Vimy Resources

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Perth HQ, Great Victoria Desert & Arnhem Land NT

Users: 11-50

Industry: Mining (Uranium)


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Mining a Cleaner Tomorrow

Vimy Resources Limited (ASX: VMY) is a Perth-based resource development company.  

Vimy’s primary focus is the development of the Mulga Rock Project in Western Australia. Vimy also owns (79%) and operates the Alligator River Project, the largest granted uranium exploration package in the world-class Alligator River uranium district, located in the Northern Territory. 

Business Objectives

  • Reliable access to data and resources from anywhere
  • Safeguard employees, data, and customer information with enterprise-grade security
  • Get cross platform compatibility with Apple, Windows and Android devices
  • Increase flexibility and scalability of IT resources

A Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365 and Office Solutions IT

“Enough is enough” was the sentiment shared by the CEO at Vimy Resources when trying to access their on-premise resources during an overseas business trip.

The system they relied on was an SSL VPN connection, which they found to be unreliable, slow and frustrating. And when the CEO couldn’t access their on-premise resources, he knew they needed a more reliable solution and asked his CFO, Marcel Hilmer to engage with an IT service provider to make it happen. Thankfully, our team at Office Solutions IT was ready for the challenge.

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“People are happier, accessing resources is significantly faster and we’ve reduced the time spent on logging support tickets too.”


The Challenges

Last generation tech limited their ability to work from anywhere 

Marcel Hilmer, CFO of Vimy Resources, was frustrated by the unreliability and limitations of the IT system impeding their ability to access their on-site resources while working off site.

You either got fortunate and were able to do what you needed, or your connection would drop out and you’d spend 5 mins trying to log in all over again…. It became something that I dreaded logging into”, says Hilmer.

The Vimy Resources team knew that something needed to be done so that they could reliably and securely access their onsite resources, but they didn’t have the resources to design it. When the opportunity came up to evaluate other IT solutions, Hilmer jumped on it.


The Solution

Vimy Resources improves remote productivity with Office Solutions IT

He required a scalable IT solution that would grow with the business; one that that leveraged cloud computing, so the entire team could reliably – and securely access their resources from anywhere, without having to roll the dice in the hope of securing a reliable connection over a fickle VPN solution.

Office Solutions IT rolled out a suite of Microsoft 365 apps and services to remove Vimy’s reliance on their on-premise resources and help them to hit their business objectives. Specifically:

  • Exchange online for email,
  • Office Apps and Microsoft Teams for collaboration,
  • Azure Active Directory for identity management,
  • Microsoft Intune for device management; and
  • Microsoft Defender and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for security.


The Results

Secure and reliable IT that works wherever they choose to

The entire team at Vimy Resources are now enjoying the freedom of being able to collaborate, share and access their resources, wherever they decide to log in.

Whether on-site or off-site, the Vimy Resources team can now protect what matters most and instantly access what they need in a secure environment - without having to use unreliable technology to get the job done.

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“We chose Office Solutions IT because they’ve a track record of designing IT solutions that significantly improve the performance of businesses like ours. We could trust them to provide us with all the support we needed to make our frustrations a thing of the past.”