Solution Architecture Case Studies

COTS Integration – M&A

Client was being sold by parent company and then became in-play to be acquired by a very large multinational company.  Computer domain had to change and internal infrastructure systems had to be replicated. For a major retail petroleum company completed migrating 122 stores from an AWS-based accounting system to a private cloud hosting center.  Completed

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Acquisition Integration

Pharmaceutical purchased a business unit from another company in Europe and Japan.  Objective was to integrate onto a common IT platform and use common business applications. For a pharmaceutical, developed and launched migration process associated with an acquisition in Europe and Japan covering 95 sites – ~4,000 staff and several hundred applications.  This involved site

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Domain Migration

Client was being sold by parent company and then became in-play to be acquired by a global multinational company.  Computer domain had to change and internal infrastructure. For a major retail petroleum company completed server domain migration ahead of schedule and under budget (in preparation of company separation) compromising over 150 servers in multiple data

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Operationalize Cloud-based Product

Company developed a product to protect your internet profile from identity theft and assist their clients, for a monthly fee, that had been exposed through a data breach.  Needed a method to operationalize cloud data center and scale, as needed. For a major insurance company developed the operational monitoring and dashboard tools and processes for

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Disaster Recovery

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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