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Infrastructure Planning and Optimization

We help clients take a strategic approach to IT systems management. By understanding the economics of the industry and optimizing your planning, you can lower infrastructure costs and transform your IT department from a cost center to a true partner within your organization. Instead of fighting fires, your staff can focus on more productive work.

We are among the most experienced Microsoft Partners working in this space and hold a Gold Competency in Management and Virtualization. We can help you reimagine your server infrastructure to increase efficiency, reduce power consumption, reduce space requirements, streamline operations, increase reliability, improve profitability, and stay ahead of the curve with ongoing IT infrastructure needs.

Infrastructure Planning and Optimization Consulting Services

  • Perform a Core Infrastructure Optimization – Implement a software plus services strategy focused on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience
  • Deploy virtualization solutions - Optimize your IT assets, centrally managing all of your physical and virtual resources across multiple hypervisors down to the application level.
  • Manage and monitor network and servers - Find and resolve problems before they become a serious threat to your business.
  • Manage IT systems efficiently - Manage large numbers of clients in a complex and rapidly changing business environment and create a full range of deployment tasks.

Need more sophistication in your disaster recovery plan?

Our conversations with legal-industry IT leaders point to disaster recovery as an important selling point when law firms engage high-profile, regulatory-compliant clients. A DR plan with adequate sophistication also helps prevent worst-case financial loss and preserve compliance under a wide range of scenarios. The challenge with truly robust DR plans is their scale—affecting every area of a businesses’ technology and process.

If our experience working with law firms may be useful to you as you consider whether to augment your existing DR plan, we invite you to contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Exploring the potential financial impact of VDI solutions?

Our conversations with legal CIOs point to VDI as one of the key topics in the competitive legal technology landscape right now. Microsoft VDI, powered by Windows Server 2012, gives employees the flexibility to work anywhere, while allowing them to seamlessly access their corporate Windows desktop or application running in the datacenter—from a wide range of devices. From the IT perspective, unified management of centralized desktops means better ROI for hardware and software, easy management and provisioning, and better lifecycle management. VDI also enables “bring your own device” programs—keeping the environment secure even when accessed from unmanaged devices.

Our experience has shown VDI to deliver personalized, secure experience for users in legal environments while also improving compliance through centralized control and access to confidential data. If you’d like to explore possibilities for your organization, contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation.

How do your technology systems stack up?

Law firm CIOs regularly describe a complex, often painful, web of interrelated systems and software integrations. A soup-to-nuts analysis of a firm and its platforms is the first step toward leveraging IT assets to increase, rather than drag down, profits per partner. With our mature framework for evaluating systems and processes, we can help you define what’s leading edge, standardized, or trailing. You will receive analysis of systems, integrations, workflows, IT practices, compliance issues, and other factors specific to your organization.

Our experience in the field will help you understand where you stand compared to other law firms.

With a detailed report in hand, you can make informed decisions about matter-centric document management; Exchange; line of business integrations; and all IT priorities. To explore how a technology scorecard engagement may help your firm, call or email to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Having a tough time measuring IT costs?

We help clients implement tools that bring together data managers need for effective IT cost analysis using executive dashboards. These types of projects often help transform our clients’ IT departments from cost centers to strategic partners for other departments in your organization.

If you would like to explore possibilities for your organization, please contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation.

Spending too much on IT maintenance?

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) allows smaller organizations to benefit from economies of scale through Microsoft’s mature Hyper-V virtualization technology. We can help you analyze your individual needs and migrate infrastructure functions to the cloud. You can slash your IT maintenance costs and increase the portion of your IT budget devoted to increasing business productivity.

If you would like to explore the possibilities in this powerful new model, we invite you to contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Project:
Global systems management upgrade with complex notifications
Description:
Our client desired an efficient approach to monitoring servers across its global footprint
Solution:

We helped our client plan and deploy monitoring tools to manage over 3,000 servers, including both Windows and Linux operating systems, from one central location.

Project Type:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Optimization
Industry:
  • Financial Services
  • IT
Technology:
  • SQL Server
  • System Center
more details

We deployed a large scale, geographically dispersed System Center Operations Manager 2012 implementation. The infrastructure design included several gateway servers managing clients overseas, allowing the firm to monitor their entire heterogeneous environment within a single application. The project included complex alerting and notification schemas to ensure the company’s IT divisions receive relevant and accurate alerts based on the health of each department’s area of responsibility.

Project:
Preparing for a new enterprise accounting system
Description:
Our client needed to ensure infrastructure readiness in advance of a system rollout
Solution:

We prepared the client’s IT infrastructure to ensure its financial accounting system would be secure and reliable. Specifically, we helped prepare a cluster of servers that took advantage of the features and operating efficiencies newly available in Windows Server 2012.

Project Type:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Optimization
Industry:
  • Finance, Payments, Billing, Accounting
Technology:
  • Windows Server
more details

In a previous engagement, we had assisted with a virtualization project to create a flexible private cloud infrastructure. In this project, Concurrency assisted with a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster to support the company’s upcoming accounting software deployment. The cluster included four HP Generation 8 blade servers, HP Virtual Connect networking, and HP Lefthand SAN storage.

Project:
SharePoint architecture for large extranet redesign project
Description:
Our client requested SharePoint expertise for a large extranet redesign project
Solution:

We designed the SharePoint architecture, provided mentoring to other developers on SharePoint, and assisted in the design and development of SharePoint-related functionality for the project.

Project Type:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Optimization
  • Portals, Content, and Collaboration
Industry:
  • Financial Services
  • IT
Technology:
  • .NET
  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • Custom Application Development
  • SharePoint
more details

This project featured agile methodology techniques and incorporated SharePoint 2010, ASP.NET 2.0, .NET 3.5, and C#.

Project:
Professional Services SharePoint architecture
Description:
Our client needed to facilitate collaboration among employees and external partners
Solution:

We architected a SharePoint 2013 environment designed to enhance collaboration and ease document management for internal employees and consultants.

Project Type:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Optimization
  • Portals, Content, and Collaboration
Industry:
  • Professional Services
Technology:
  • SharePoint
Project:
Large-scale SharePoint migration and streamlining
Description:
Our client, a global company, needed to combine separate SharePoint instances
Solution:

We conducted a project to combine several separate instances of SharePoint and migrate the data into a single enterprise entity to serve both internal and external needs. The architecture enabled separation of content and users based on data classification, such as confidential/restricted or public/internal. The resulting system was easier to manage and helped to ensure compliance with company policies for data management and disposition.

Project Type:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Optimization
  • Portals, Content, and Collaboration
Industry:
  • IT
  • Manufacturing
Technology:
  • SharePoint
more details

We conducted a project to combine several separate instances of SharePoint and migrate the data into a single enterprise entity to serve both internal and external needs. The architecture enabled separation of content and users based on data classification, such as confidential/restricted or public/internal. The resulting system was easier to manage and helped to ensure compliance with company policies for data management and disposition.

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