MicroAge’s Agility ‘Just the Ticket’ for Political Organization’s IT NeedsPosted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Pre-Configuration Makes for Quick Deployment
From presidential to congressional races, elections are far more than one-day affairs; they are the result of months of effort by political organizations to promote particular platforms. These promotional efforts are run from offices located across the United States, offices that need to be up and running with minimal lead time. Depending on local polling results and a candidate’s odds of winning, such offices are either set up or shut down virtually overnight. In the former scenario, MicroAge has assisted a well-known organization establish offices in presidential and congressional election years.
“We’ve set up several offices around the nation, supplying printers, routers, cabling and related accessories necessary for their operations,” says Nick Jackson, MicroAge Solutions Expert, “By pre-configuring standard equipment, we were able to deliver product as needed to numerous sites and get the client operational wherever they wanted to be.” Working closely with staff at the organization’s national headquarters, Nick recently developed and orchestrated a six-month roll-out to coincide with the almost daily requests to ship product. Having supported the client for more than 10 years, he has developed strong partnerships not only with key personnel but also with specified product vendors; the strength of these relationships facilitate MicroAge’s success in meeting extremely tight deadlines.
Relying on industry leading Cisco routers and HP printers, Nick has delivered countless routers and printers to scattered sites. Product consistency and performance underscore the volume; there is no time to lose on equipment malfunctions when a preferred candidate is stumping for office and relies on party affiliates to communicate key messages. Organization, technology and campaign strategies are all vital elements in the run up to voting day.
As the election season is poised to begin again, this client organization will again turn to MicroAge, confident in its ability and agility in delivering product on budget and on time, anywhere in the 50 states.