The client is one of the most respected managers and owners of commercial and multifamily real estate in the Midwest. The company excels at recognizing value-add management and exceptional investment opportunities and realizing their potential. Employing strategic renovations, top-tier management, and innovative branding and marketing initiatives, lead our client to consistently outstanding results for third-party property owners and other investors.
The Client manages dozens of residential and commercial properties throughout the Midwest region. Every property typically has a business center or a network, and staff using computers on the network to process rental applications and perform other work. There is also a corporate office that houses administrative, sales and executive staff. The corporate office was set up with a server, and the Client hired an outside IT support firm to manage their infrastructure. Email was hosted by a 3rdparty vendor. When issues arose, the IT support vendor had to provide either onsite or remote support, and coordinate with third parties. In cases of computer or network problems at remote sites, support was often limited, and slow. Onsite support at remote sites was not available. Further, the Client experienced various outages due to aging and improperly managed hardware. In addition, the Director of Administration was the point of contact for all support requests, and spent a lot of her time coordinating support.
Because the Client’s business is distributed geographically, managing the IT assets and maintaining consistency across networks was also a challenge. Employees had various software version installed across a number of different devices. Gaining access to the network from outside also required several steps, and logging in from mobile devices was not supported.
The Client chose StratusPointIT’s ITAnyWhere Cloud to solve these and other challenges. Our team performed a thorough audit of the existing infrastructure, and created a redundant, scalable architecture powered by Citrix XenApp. StratusPointIT’s worked with the Client to pilot and then performed a phased, 0-downtime migration to ITAnyWhere Cloud.
Once the migration was complete, most challenges were resolved quickly. Employees now had a standard computing environment, with the same version of the line of business applications. Users can access support and applications using a single portal, 24/7, from any location or device. All of the critical data is secured, and backed up multiple times per day and restoration can be done within minutes. Because StratusPointIT works on premise and in the cloud, covering the full computing stack, from network to workstations, getting support has become much easier and faster. When the Client needed to move offices, one of StratusPointIT’s local technicians was dispatched onsite to assist with the move.
Additionally, after the migration, Director of Administration had more time to focus on her core job. While she maintains her role as the primary contact for StratusPointIT, more of her time is devoted to providing value for the Client.
What our customers say
StratusPointIT was selected as our IT Service Provider offering a secure, cost effective and simple solution to our complex IT needs. The 100% cloud based solution we chose is a perfect fit for our entire team. It provides safe and fast access to all company data and email regardless of location.
As a financial firm we are required to adhere to strict compliance rules and regulations with a focus on data/email archiving, protection and retention. StratusPointIT provided us a solution that met all those requirements and offered the peace of mind that our firm was looking for.
We engaged StratusPointIT to help us ensure our Amazon Web Service deployment was always available and properly protected. The StratusPointIT team helped us understand and overcome the risks, and showed us best practices and cost savings that we took advantage of. We are happy with the result.
We outsourced the business of running our network to StratusPointIT. The wide variety of expertise they bring to our company not only in running the existing network but in the telecom area, planning for growth and budgeting has been a tremendous asset. Our company is no longer reacting to adverse network issues; instead we are in a proactive mode of operations. I’m very pleased with our decision to outsource to StratusPointIT.
We chose StratusPointIT in October 2010 as our outsourced information technology provider. We were looking for a company that would serve as a true business partner with us as we continue to grow our business. In addition to replacing our front office system we moved our headquarters location last year. The team at StratusPointIT served as a tremendous resource as we selected a new internet service provider, new phone system provider and moved our servers to a new location. They have provided consistently good support and have become a trusted advisor.
If you are pondering on should I hire or outsource my IT department look no further than StratusPointIT. Here is a company that will keep your business technology running smoothly and continues to bring new opportunities to your business. We are extremely satisfied with StratusPointIT and all their employees, this has been the best decision and direction our company has gone, I only wish we did it years ago. They are very professional, responsive and give you everything you need to improve your business.
StratusPointIT was able to offer SCS Energy an extremely cost-effective and functional set of solutions to our rapidly changing Information Technology needs. We have been extremely pleased with the implementation process for our ITAnyWhere Cloud and Egnyte systems and look forward to continuing our long-standing successful working relationship with StratusPointIT.
Since switching to StratusPointIT outsourcing services about 2 years ago, my team was able to realize the expertise and agility of a true outsourced partner to accomplish our projects faster and get the right level of support when needed.
The decision to outsource our helpdesk and network management with StratusPointIT has been one of the largest technology victories for SCA this year. Having you team supporting our 200 users and coast to coast operation has allowed me to sleep better at night. Your assistance in opening two new regional offices as well as completing our nationwide MPLS network made the projects feel easy.
Other than the network and server management, which is huge, having our own full time help desk resource on site at our main office as well as your ability to get hands on help into any of our remote locations from New Hampshire to Alaska has been key to providing the support our uses have needed and deserve.
The time had finally come for our accounting firm to overhaul our operating system & network. Though a seemingly daunting task to us, StratusPointIT seamlessly integrated our current software with the new system with minimal down time. Couple this with knowledgeable & responsive support makes StratusPointIT the right choice for us.
StratusPointIT did a great job helping us relocate. Our staff was up in running this morning without a hitch. Farkhad was a pleasure to work with and smoothly handled any of our many requests during the start-up. Liam planned the relocation project very well. The entire StratusPointIT team did a great job!
StratusPointIT took over managing our IT and migrated our insurance firm to the ITAnyWhere Cloud platform. This has enabled us save money by not having to maintain on-premise hardware, and allowed my agents to work easily from anywhere. As a senior executive at the organization, StratusPointIT removed the IT headaches completely, and allowed me and my team to focus on my business. I would recommend ITAnyWhere Cloud to other firms in my industry.