Adamjee Life is one of the leading life insurance companies in pakistan serving a sizable number of clients throughout the country. Having partnered with South Africa’s leading insurer, Hollard International, Adamjee Life has obtained the required exposure in the global insurance practices to add value to the lives of its customers and business of its clients. Adamjee Life’s diverse portfolio of products includes Life, savings, Health, Loan protection as well as group life plans that cater to varied insurance-related needs of the modern customer. Adamjee Life is technology base company and our focus on IT as an enabler has resulted in our company to be the first company in Pakistan to deploy an online sales strategy, effectively selling insurance products on our website.
Adamjee Life has been striving to keep up pace with the global insurance market, and hence design its diverse solutions along the same line. The company had been using on-premises information architecture for a significant amount of time, and was quite comfortable working with it. However, the real crunch rolled in when the company expanded its operations, both in terms of size and offerings.
Any issue of strategic importance usually invoked painfully long email threads, which, at times lead to high latency levels. Devising market-friendly insurance policies require the think-tank of the organization work together as a collaborative unit. And Adamjee Life too holds on to this belief. But, their previous enterprises suite let them share the documents and the other entities of strategic significance through emails only, making the entire process of collaboration a rather time-consuming affair.
Apparently, Adamjee’s IT department was kicking in a great deal of their energy and time in installing software patches and updates. The IT guys had to stay up on their toes to wither away any unauthorized intrusion or massive attacks on the company’s servers.
Since the company has been dealing with a large number of emails on a day-to-day basis, email archiving also came forth as a big challenge for the organization. Their previous system had a limited email archiving space, making it onerous for the company to find out any specific email in the hour of their need.
After a rigorous organization-wide brainstorming about how to handle those sturdy challenges, Adamjee Life chose the cloud-based enterprises suite as the one-shot answer to all. Amongst a handful of cloud options, Adamjee Life eventually opted for Google Apps for Work edition. The decision for going Google was significantly backed by the familiarity of its workforce with different Google Products and the ease of use associated with them. Needless to mention, Google’s credibility in delivering unparalleled cloud solutions was another key driving factor for its migration.
The company is now using Google Docs as a real-time collaboration tool to work on any strategic insurance plan. This has been facilitating the company to save immensely upon the time and resources they would otherwise have to waste in emailing the same document again and again. Google Sites is another Google Apps component that has been enabling the company’s management to disseminate, with ease, any important plan throughout the organization.
Google Apps for Work has brought a big relief to the company’s IT staff. With Google Apps’ centralized updates, now the IT people in Adamjee Life don’t have to wait for software patches and periodic updates to come in.
Ashfaque Ahmed, Head Information Systems Department, reflected the same by saying:
In a bid to address the email archiving issue, Adamjee Life procured Postini Email Security and Archiving Service, which enables the company to have email archiving for a span of ten years. “This is a huge add-on for a company which deals in hundreds of important emails daily”, Mr Ahmed added.
“Our IT team is now free from the hassles of installing those time-consuming updates, and spared with some more time to channelize their energies into bringing innovative and useful solutions for the company.”
How MediaAgility Helped Adamjee’s Transition
MediaAgility played a vital role in helping Adamjee Life to switch to the Cloud from legacy organizational infrastructure. Initially, the company was obviously a little questioning about migrating all its operations to the Cloud, but MediaAgility was there right from the moment when the company first roped in them and shared their vision for going the Google way.
MediaAgility’s sessions on Change Management sped up a hassle-free transition for Adamjee Life workforce to Google Apps. These sessions were tailored and delivered intuitively to make sure that the employees get accustomed to the changes surfaced after the company migrated their operations to Google Apps.