Salisbury Cathedral is one of England’s finest medieval cathedrals. It attracts over 500,000 visitors each year, hosts many events, and is home to some of the world’s oldest historical artefacts including one of the original copies of the Magna Carta from 1215. Salisbury Cathedral receives no subsidies, charges no entrance fees and has to be entirely self-sufficient through visitor donations and the support of a 600-strong volunteer group. Yet it is also required to operate to the same standards and regulations as private and public sector originations. To meet such special needs, Richard Gurd, Finance & IT Strategy Lead, has been implementing an exceptional 3 year plan to modernise and extend the IT environment with the very latest cutting-edge technology.