Spordrift: On Track to Secure Mobile Cloud Printing

Spordrift: On Track to Secure Cloud Printing

Cloud print management service, Printix, provides secure cloud-based printing across 50 sites for Norwegian civil engineering company Spordrift.

Spordrift was formed from Bane Nor and as part of this transition, the Spordrift retained 1,223 staff members, some of whom now work from shared offices with Bane Nor staff. As part of the new company structure, a dedicated cloud-based IT infrastructure was set up. This infrastructure had to service the 50 Spordrift sites at points across the main train lines in Norway.

The resultant IT infrastructure model was referred to as “Track Drive”. At the core of the Track Drive, IT solution, included Microsoft Azure with Azure AD, Microsoft365, and Office 365, as well as devices managed through Intune. Printix was chosen as the cloud print management system within the Track Drive infrastructure. In a collaborative deployment effort involving system integrator Sopra Steria and Printix, the Spordrift team rolled out printers to all 50

“A model IT environment based in the cloud was the goal. This infrastructure included Microsoft365 and, importantly, a modern print solution.”

Kjell Espen Leirvaag

Leader IT Operations, Spordrift

About Spordrift AS

Spordrift AS, with a head office in Oslo, Norway, is a civil engineering company formed after the Norwegian Railway Reform. This change saw the Norwegian National Rail Administration discontinued and split into the Norwegian Railway Directorate and Bane NOR.

In 2019, 1,223 employees were transferred from Bane NOR to create Spordrift, making this new entity Norway’s largest player in the operation and maintenance of railways. Spordrift now competes on contracts from Bane NOR, across the ten competitive train lines across Norway.

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