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Accelerating Modern Work Transformation with Higgins


Higgins Coatings is Australia’s premier commercial painting contractor with over 70 years of experience in providing a complete painting maintenance solution to a broad range of industries. With a commitment to work health and safety, quality and the environment, Higgins Coatings has an industry-leading ISO Tri-Certification Accreditation.

In line with their organisational goals, Higgins Coatings leadership team recognised the need to modernise their employees’ technological environment to both improve collaboration and boost productivity. A mobile device management (MDM) solution was required to enable mobile workforce without compromising sensitive business data. Subsequently, a modern work project was initiated, covering the upgrades of on-premises infrastructure and implementation of new technologies – spanning across Office 365, Windows 10 and enhanced security features (Defender and Azure AD).


Arinco’s approach founded on the acknowledgement that a successful modern work transformation is less about the technology and more about driving a positive change through the technology. As such, our combined expertise across technology specialities, process and change management enables us to guide business leaders along the right path, so that real and meaningful change happens.

The Higgins Coatings and Arinco teams worked together to create a view of the future state of the workplace service. With learnings from our experience in this space, the Arinco team produced a defined roadmap of activities with clear alignment to Higgins Coatings’ business objectives.


The technical expertise brought in by Arinco helped Higgins Coatings realise their vision of modern work. With Higgins Coatings, we are proud to report on the following outcomes to date:

  • Implemented full cloud-based device and application management solution
  • Migrated Identity Federation from on-premises into the cloud
  • Upgraded key infrastructure components to support the MDM solution

The success of this engagement was built upon shared values and our trusted partner approach. The Arinco team looks forward to further solidifying Higgins Coatings’ modernisation journey as they evolve.

"We reached out to the team at Arinco with some time-sensitive issues and they have been critical to us during a period of rapid transformation. Having a partner that we can trust was extremely important, with the Arinco team bringing a wealth of knowledge and assisting us in getting the most out of our already extensive Microsoft stack. This was an important final step in our modern workplace strategy, allowing us to put the control back into the hands of our people and giving us the control and security we need as a department to manage our remote devices."

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