CRM Learning is privately owned provider of video-based training programs
designed to improve interpersonal skills and overall organizational
effectiveness. CRM Learning’s purpose is to make organizations more productive
by helping them improve employee, team and leader effectiveness.
“With custom applications and hardware that was at times ‘duct-taped’ together”,
Deborah Scott, Director of Sales and Operations, says that their lone in-house
IT staff person was overwhelmed, sometimes working 24/7, with the typical
hardware failures and software glitches. These constant challenges consumed
excessive budgetary dollars and left the company without time and resources to
dedicate to the development of strategic vision or an implementation plan for
continued maintenance and industry-demanded technological growth.
Altegris Investments, Inc., based in La Jolla, California, is a financial
services company that specializes in finding unique alternative investments,
including hedge funds and managed futures, to help high net-worth and
institutional investors diversify their investment portfolios.
Keeping the various Altegris web sites and online customer interfaces operating
at all times is absolutely mandatory. “If our customer-facing Web servers, or
our back end data servers go down, we quickly lose credibility,” said John
Cutsinger, Director of Information Technology for Altegris. “It’s something that
a company in our business simply cannot afford.”
Straub Construction, Inc. is a privately held, 30 year-old company offering
general contracting and construction management services to the California,
Nevada, and Arizona markets. In recent months, Straub Construction has been
awarded over $70 million in government contracts which has resulted in
tremendous growth of their operation and a need for an expanded infrastructure
to augment their increase in business.
Due to their recent expansion, Straub Construction struggled to maintain their
IT infrastructure and remote office connectivity and functionality. They soon
realized that without in-house IT support staff and an overall lack of internal
bandwidth, they would have to look to alternate solutions to manage and support
their rapid development.
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