Implementation Case Studies

Disaster Reovery

An international B2B insurance company had an expensive disaster recovery plan.  They had essentially cloned their primary U.S.-based data center to Amsterdam.  Their plan was to smoke test logon to systems (~ more than 200) to demonstrate a successful execution of business continuity. This was expensive, since the Amsterdam data center sat idle about 11

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Data Center Consolidation and Site Mitigation

A client in the pharmaceutical field had acquired business unit from another pharmaceutical located in Europe and Japan.  After several starts with multiple consulting firms they selected IT technical consultant, PM Kinetics.  This began the successful integration. Program consisted of two primary workstreams: Data Center Consolidation and Business Unit Site Consolidation. Program Management – Technology

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Data Center Integration

A pharmaceutical has acquired a piece of business from another pharmaceutical, which is a fairly typical scenario in the pharma M&A landscape.  What was not typical is that after 16 months of planning and multiple program managers, they had little to show for the integration of the newly acquired business. Time was running out to

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Data Center Consolidation

When your business is located in an area with a single network provider it may seem like there are few to no options for eliminating single points of failure and expanding your data center – the exact problem our pharmaceutical client found themselves needing to address. Because their current data center didn’t have the capacity

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Project Management Process and Tools

A client in the pharmaceutical field had a few pressing project management problems that were slowing productivity within their R&D group. The delays were negatively affecting their post-marketing support while also making everyone’s jobs harder than necessary. They needed to know… How could they integrate seven human health lines tools and processes into one seamless

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Oracle FAH and General Ledger

After a number of international acquisitions, our client in the financial business had multiple general ledger platforms, as well as home-grown software from their start-up days for calculating daily accruals on earnings and risk exposure. Both of these were creating serious financial reporting headaches. On top of this, their financial reporting and data analytics were

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Network Design and Implementation

When you’re a $12.7 billion manufacturer and distributor of building products, pulp, and paper with more than 47,000 employees working from 400 facilities, your IT network is going to need careful planning and governance, and probably a good amount of upkeep. Our client was in such a situation: They had more than 27 different divisions,

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Messaging and e-Discovery

Email may be a great advancement in communication, but its rise has also created extra IT headaches for companies, like our client in the pharmaceutical industry. After many years of using email for internal and external communication they realized their email infrastructure was an unwieldy beast: They had more than 65 Exchange servers in use,

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Implement Office 365

Sometimes companies continue to use software that they’ve long outgrown, simply because that’s the way they’ve always done it, or because the number of computers deployed or custom programs installed. A large pharmaceutical company client had been using Lotus Notes for messaging. When the majority of their laptops needed a technology refresh they took a

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Governance and Network Remediation

While we all know IT resources age and require governance and remediation to keep them operating at 100%, companies can be slow to reconcile this need with their management plan. This means that networks become obsolete or outgrown, but often nothing’s done about it until it’s a crisis situation. Our financial credit reporting client ran

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