IT Business Advisors works with a variety of small and mid-size businesses to provide resources needed to help solve and manage their technology requirements. Our strong client relationships ensure that we provide a customized solution that consistently meets the needs of our clients.
Client: Assante Financial Management Ltd.
Assante Financial Management Ltd. is part of the Assante Wealth Management family who are leaders in managing wealth and building prosperity for Canadian families and businesses, with over $21 billion of assets under administration, they are a fully owned subsidiary of CI Financial, which is a leading investment company with approximately $62 billion in assets under management and $87 billion in total fee-earning assets.
IT Business Advisors recommended that Assante implement a Microsoft HyperV environment to replace their old server hardware. This would greatly reduce the cost for the hardware required to run their environment.
We designed and Implemented HyperV on one large capacity server. Converted old servers to virtual servers. Installed and Implemented a new Exchange server 2010 as a virtual server, designed and Implemented a Backup Server for the virtual servers and the domain.
Results: A highly secure and robust network & server configuration designed and geared for the Assante needs and future demands. Substantial hardware cost savings and easily portable virtual servers.
Client: Stresscrete Group
The StressCrete Group is North America’s oldest and most reliable manufacturer of spun concrete poles. With their King Luminaire product line they produce outdoor lighting products which include bollards, decorative aluminum, cast iron and steel poles.
Recommended that The StressCrete Group implement VPN connections between their head office and branch offices to allow more efficient use of network resources.
Designed and implemented a meshed VPN solution using Watchguard firewalls to link the Burlington, Alabama, Kansas and Ohio offices.
Results: After the VPN installation, StressCrete was able to merge all of their branch offices into a single Active Directory domain and Microsoft Exchange Organization with our assistance, drastically decreasing I.T. administrative overhead. Additional benefits include more efficient sharing of data, the ability to replicate data between sites for DRP purposes, and the ability to implement a corporate wide ERP system.
Client: StL Diagnostic Imaging
Since 2003, StL Diagnostic Imaging has been known for excellence in providing high quality x-ray and ultrasound imaging. Their services include mobile diagnostic imaging, x-ray and ultrasound clinics, as well as occupational heath testing.
It was necessary that StL move its Linux PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) environment to a newer hardware platform.
We recommended the Implementation process and the hardware required to meet the specifications for the PACS environment that would exceed Medical Industry Standards.
We designed and implemented the new environment at two of their locations communicating over secure internet connections. The new PACS environments were installed on their new hardware platforms and all the data was migrated from the old platform.
Results: A highly stable Medical system to serve and store high resolution x-ray & ultrasound images.