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Cadbury Schweppes


In early 2007, Cadbury Schweppes took the strategic decision to demerge their confectionary and beverages businesses, creating two new sub entities; Cadbury & Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG)

The confectionary company (Cadbury) retained the lion’s share of the existing IT infrastructure. was tasked to assist with the planning, build out and migration of the Wintel infrastructure for DPSG - the new beverages company (Dr Pepper Snapple Group).

The scope of the project included the migration of 6000 users and workstations spread over 160 locations in 4 time zones. based a team at DPSG’s Dallas, Texas headquarters. The project was split into two main phases

Preparation phase

  • Defined and built out a new separated Active Directory infrastructure capable of supporting the expected user base.
  • Worked with existing Exchange hosts for the provision of an outsourced Exchange environment for the new company.
  • Defined the migration process, wrapped around the Quest Migration Manager for Exchange toolset.
  • Performed extensive data gathering to determine target users, workstations, resource servers and application servers.
  • Adjustment of the source and target environments to support the migration process.
  • Designed a migration support process, defined the migration support team

Migration phase

6000 users, workstations & mailboxes, 200 application servers, 25 resource servers were migrated to the new environments. The actual migration was completed within 8 weeks and to customer schedule to meet demerger requirements.


To meet the regulatory & business demands of a multi-billion Dollar de-merger, created and migrated the appropriate IT infrastructure on time and on budget.


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