Solution Architecture 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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Services Contract Consolidation

Business growth looks effortless from the outside but can become a real telecommunications services nightmare internally, resulting in… higher than normal spending due to lack of leveraging an overall spend, separate contracts with different termination dates and spending rates, labor intensive account reconciliation and chargeback, inconsistent Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and fractured account support from

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Network Architecture

One of the top credit reporting companies in the U.S. came to PM Kinetics for a network assessment and analysis of their internal network infrastructure. The 15-day analysis identified several critical issues: Organic growth over seven years had resulted in architecture without a roadmap and no plan for organized, scalable growth Network could not pass

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Enterprise Architecture

When your organization’s enterprise architecture isn’t optimized it’s hard – if not impossible – to realize the smooth operations and cost savings all firms strive for. A company in the specialty paper manufacturing industry was having this very problem, specifically around their e-commerce business process mapping and technology. Their issues were many: Multiple tools supported

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Data Center Restructuring

As the excitement around mergers and acquisitions fades, corporations often find they are “overstocked” in technology – specifically in their data center portfolio. Such was the case with a client in the survey and ratings industry, who needed to complete a consolidation and sourcing analysis on their hodge-podge of acquired data centers. They also wanted

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Data Center Consolidation

For pharmaceutical companies, technology assets are almost as important as intellectual property. This is especially true of housing data, which is the building blocks scientist staff use in creating new pharmaceuticals. One such company had reached a blockage with their data center and came to PM Kinetics for help. Our investigation into their current set-up

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