20th May 2018

Requirement: UCversity and UC Analytics

Crescent Racing’s Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team turned to long-term Converged ICT Service provider GCI for assistance in getting the most out of their Microsoft Unified Communications solution.


The Client

Crescent Racing has been racing competitively for more than 25 years at the top national and global levels, including the Superbike World Championship. The Crescent Motorcycle Company has also supplied the very best in motorcycles, parts, clothing and accessories for over 65 years. Leading Managed IT Services company GCI has been the technology partner and sponsor of Crescent for over a decade, and has seen the team go from strength to strength; from the British Superbike Championships and MotoGP to the world-renowned Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team they are today.

GCI has delivered a vast number of successful projects for the team, including Infrastructure as a Service – with Cloud services based in GCI’s own highly-secure, private datacentre – as well as Microsoft Skype for Business and a Flexible Managed Support Service, which affords them access to GCI’s wealth of expertise but is only billed for the time that they use. To allow the team to keep in touch on race days, while they are on the move and back at their headquarters, a reliable Unified Communications solution is imperative. Skype for Business is the perfect solution for Crescent Racing, as it offers instant collaboration, presence and conferencing, full Enterprise voice and much more. However, to encourage user adoption and to ensure they were getting the best return on investment from Skype for Business, the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team looked to GCI for guidance. As well as being a trusted partner of Crescent Racing, GCI is a leading Skype for Business provider having deployed hundreds of thousands of Skype for Business seats to date.