Global engineering and construction company transforms back-office processes with OCI to improve performance, scalability and security, and support its growing global footprintSYDNEY, Aus. —26 October 2022
Clough a pioneering engineering and construction company, has selected Oracle to modernise its back-office systems taking them from on-premise to the cloud. With the combination of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW), Clough now has improved functionality, security and business continuity across its global footprint. Clough engaged DXC Technology for management of the implementation.
Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Clough delivers sustainable, high-performing assets to clients in the infrastructure, resources, and energy industries across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and UK. With a global workforce of more than 2,500 employees, and servicing some of the world’s largest and most critical infrastructure projects, one of the key challenges in moving to a cloud-based solution was ensuring that the transition was quick, seamless and unnoticeable for their employees and clients.
“Our clients rely on the availability and consistency of our services to keep their workers safe and operations running with maximum efficiency. This was a complex project and Oracle, alongside DXC ensured we were able to move our data to a cloud environment swiftly and smoothly. In addition, with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure underpinned by security at its core, we were able to ensure that our data remained protected and confidential during the move,” said Glenda Salgado, Group Corporate Support Services Manager at Clough. “One of the biggest benefits of bringing together all our data sources to the cloud is that we now have real-time visibility into our assets giving us complete confidence in our reporting and enabling us to sleep better at night.”
With Oracle Analytics Cloud, Clough’s internal team can generate insightful reports in less than four hours, 7x faster than the previous solution which could take up to 20 hours and included involvement from Clough’s managed services provider. This 85%-time saving has also led to a commensurate cost saving for the business.
“Clough works on large, capital-intensive projects that impact all Australians, like the Snowy 2.0 project and Transgrid’s Energy Connect,” said Carlos Cienfuegos, Head of Cloud Technology, Oracle Australia and New Zealand. “We are extremely proud to work with Clough to increase their operational efficiency and help them support their clients in advancing these critical infrastructure projects.”
Ms Salgado added, “It was really important for us to work with partners that had a local presence but could also provide support to our teams interstate and around the world. With Oracle we knew that our employees working in geographies with less connectivity were receiving the same level of support, performance, and connection as our team in Perth - that is, with local support, no wait time, no lag.”
“Successful management of this global implementation was key and DXC was proud to partner with Clough to provide secure and future proof data on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. DXC’s full support of their cloud-based solution will further advance the resilience of their business, globally,” said Richard James, Director DXC Practice for Oracle Asia Pacific. “In an industry where safety is paramount, the DXC and Oracle teams worked cohesively to deliver a seamless transition to the cloud to ensure business continuity.”
Overall Clough deployed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Integration Cloud, with the support of Oracle Cloud Lift Services. The company also deployed Autonomous Data Warehouse and GoldenGate.
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Clough is a pioneering company that harnesses its people’s innovative thinking through engineering and construction solutions that deliver a sustainable future today.
Clough delivers sustainable high performing assets for the energy, resources and infrastructure industries underpinned by a dedication to innovation and getting the job done safely and efficiently. Their global workforce of over 2,500 people across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and UK strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.
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