Often when a company is looking to grow and open new branches in nationwide locales, the biggest headache they face—expectedly or unexpectedly—revolves around IT. From a business standpoint, getting the network components “right” the first time is critical to avoid situations where you need to buy additional software or hardware, or waste valuable time after the infrastructure is already in place. Not coincidentally, that never seems to happen to DataSource clients!
Recently, Huss Filters enlisted our services to help manage the IT needs of their office as they prepared to move into a larger facility. After meeting and discussing with the company staff, it was clear that Huss Filters’ growth would not be limited by this one new office; DataSource representatives knew it was crucial to focus on the company’s long-term needs.
We started by simplifying the IT management infrastructure at Huss Filters using new tools that provide a one-stop interface for server configuration, monitoring and automating routine tasks. The results were clear right away:
Because Huss Filters’ primary goal was to have an infrastructure that could keep up with their growth, we designed it to scale easily with no major overhaul or redevelopment of the existing network necessary. DataSource recommended networked storage and centralized server-based computing, which provide a completely scalable platform as well as increased performance. This allows for:
By recycling current hardware we made sure that Huss Filters got the most out of its previous investments, rather than requiring the purchase of all new hardware. DataSource partners with the best technology firms, which allowed us to bring the latest technology from Microsoft, SonicWall and IBM for a completely protected and easily-managed network security solution for Huss Filters that combined both wired and wireless connectivity and reliable server hardware with IBM’s world renowned support when needed. Our approach guarantees that the primary components will perform up to current technology standards and have the ability to expand within a 5-year growth period.
What does this all mean? For Huss Filters, it means lower total cost of ownership and the ability to open operational branch offices in a minimal amount of time. And, most importantly, the cost-efficient integrated system that DataSource implemented is simple to manage, requiring little to no additional training for employees. We’re known in the industry for being proactive, because quite honestly we know that reacting too late would cost our clients valuable earnings and hurt their bottom line.
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