Facts at a glance
Size of company:
The client needed an IT infrastructure solution that standardized its environment across current and future global locations.
- Cisco Meraki solutions
- Faster deployment system
- Standardized data center technology
- Easier infrastructure management
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Insight’s Supply Chain Optimization solutions simplify the process of procuring, maintaining and replacing the technology clients invest in to run their business.
An enterprise business that builds resort-style retirement communities in Canada faced this challenge. It struggled with multiple brands and types of data center technology across its 60 residences.
Due to a lack of standardization in its IT infrastructure, the company experienced near-constant outages that caused operational problems. Despite repeated attempts by its IT department to pinpoint the source of the outages, the business was unable to fix the problem.
And, with so many residences to manage, the company’s internal resources couldn’t support the amount of work required to maintain operations. Having a network of non-standardized devices also resulted in several security gaps, leaving important internal information at risk of a security breach.
The client is currently in a time of growth, expanding across Canada and moving into American and Asian markets.
In order to succeed in its expansion efforts, it needed to overcome its widespread IT issues.
The company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) recommended standardizing IT infrastructure across the company's locations. The CIO and his team turned to Insight for help.
With our expertise in data center technologies, expansive global presence and experience optimizing IT supply chains, we evaluated the client’s challenges and goals. Our team proposed Cisco Meraki as the solution.
Meraki cloud-based solutions range from wireless routers and switches to security and communications. These devices are easy to manage and feature a unified security environment.
Deployment is an extremely important step for the client. As the company standardizes its existing residences and adds more locations to the business, it needs a way to quickly deploy new technology. There’s risk in having to wait several weeks between ordering and installing IT.
To make the deployment process quick and easy, Insight created a customized Supply Chain Optimization solution. We also stored the Meraki devices in our warehouse so they were ready when the client needed them, resulting in faster uptime.
With the Meraki solution installed, the client is able to manage dozens of locations on a single computer — a task considered impossible before. It’s now easier for the organization‘s internal IT teams to manage current and future residences.
And, as the company expands, its efficient supply chain ensures new locations have necessary infrastructure technology.