The client wanted to consolidate the 32 websites into one Drupal multi-site installation to be able to control the code base from one installation of Drupal. They had already initiated migration of some of the websites to the multi-site installation.
Upon further investigation, we determined that the requested multi-site setup was not going to offer the client the flexibility and independence needed by each website.
Another major roadblock was their in-house infrastructure, setting up developer environments was taking 4 -6 hours. Further, the authentication process on their local system complicated the development process by hindering deployment through a myriad of false errors.