The JBA Group is an environmental, engineering and risk group committed to improving the natural and built environment, and creating sustainable places to live and work. Over 20 years of trading JBA has evolved into a group of specialist, multi-disciplinary companies including JBA Consultancy, JBA Risk Management, JBA Energy and The JBA Trust, who work on projects all over the world. The group operates from 15 offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Cambodia, each of which were connected to a non-standardised IT environment with ageing desktop and server products Microsoft Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 for email.

"Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (formerly New Signature) gave us confidence right from the start – we knew we were in safe hands. They took control and delivered the results we needed. I’m so glad we had them on-board.”

The JBA Group

Challenge & Solution

As the business grew in the UK and overseas, JBA began to work on increasingly large projects but the over-stretched IT platform made team working and information sharing across sites problematic. The JBA Group needed a flexible and reliable IT solution that could adapt to meet differing working styles and provide a platform for ongoing growth. Cognizant Microsoft Business Group implemented a robust, secure Office 365 solution providing the JBA Group with business-grade email, Skype for Business instant messaging and online meeting capability, the latest version of Microsoft Office products, plus OneDrive for Business and SharePoint for document storage and collaboration.


With the latest productivity tools to support collaborative, mobile working, the JBA Group is making significant time and resource efficiencies. They benefit from complete visibility of cost-per-head expenditure for all IT services, and the removal of on-premise servers has reduced overall management time and risk. All applications and data are now stored securely in the cloud and Microsoft ISO certification provides the highest possible levels of protection. The IT platform can effortlessly scale to meet business aspirations with new users set-up in minutes and unlimited data storage ensuring all documents and emails remain centrally located.