Acclaimed as one of the “Best Minor League Ballparks in America” by publications like Baseball America and Sports Illustrated, Victory Field is home to the Indianapolis Indians. Accommodating crowds of more than 14,000 with great views, food and atmosphere, this
Think phone system security is important for your business? Try being the director of IT for a company in the security game. When you’re managing IT for a global company that consults on managing security and other threats, mitigating risk
Supporting the nation’s major telecommunications carriers is a major undertaking. Working from its headquarters and eight remote sites, this client specializes in cell tower design, architecture and construction across the United States. In the field, its architects rely on the
For a leading medical imaging provider, storage is a central priority. With more than 60 locations across five states and legal requirements to retain images for to seven to ten years, the company was fully enmeshed in “server sprawl” with
With four busy locations and 20+ physicians, this pediatric practice sees its share of skinned knees and other boo-boos. Focused on providing excellent, kid-friendly medical services, the practice has grown as fast as its patients, but its network just wasn’t
Some companies worry about their e-commerce site going down. Or the business impact of an Internet connectivity outage. For a Midwestern farm equipment supply company, the thought of a phone system outage made the IT manager nervous.
Speed, ease of deployment, and cost are critical factors when implementing any IT solution. It can be challenging to get all of these stars to align, but they recently did for the IT manager of a national personal services company.
With 40 physicians at three locations seeing 600 patients a day, this orthopaedic practice handles an enormous volume of data. Recently the practice built a new data center to manage and secure its extensive
Meeting the data management needs of a world-class university’s astronomy department and observatory is no small feat, especially when the department is a leader in scientific research and discovery. So it’s not surprising that a lot of data is transmitted
“Let’s build a data center.” That’s music to MicroAge solutions expert Judy Nerone’s ears. When the IT director of an education client asked to bid on a project to help him do just that, she welcomed the opportunity — and
As your company grows, it’s your job to make sure the organization’s IT infrastructure can handle the growth. For an outsourcing and IT company with an increasing number of clients and projects in the pipeline, its data was surpassing its
The demands on today’s IT departments are complex. Do more with less. Save money. Stay ahead of the technology curve without overspending. And these demands are even greater for traditional brick-and-mortar companies, which are contending with thinner margins and more
A full-service title and escrow agency, the client provides extensive and award-winning services to residential and commercial customers in the Southwestern United States. It almost goes without saying that because it deals with highly confidential information for thousands of customers,
Staying current on technology advancements matters. Regardless of size or sector, delaying an IT infrastructure refresh can be dangerous in terms of system instability or failure. Information technology continues to evolve at dizzying speed; ‘keeping up to keep business going’ can
At this major university’s astronomy department, to “reach for the stars” is far more than a slogan, it’s a mission statement. With a renowned observatory and telescope, the university is a leading center for space research and discovery. Students participate
Keeping a company’s IT services running smoothly is a challenge that all IT directors can relate to. But for those who manage services in hazardous environments, there’s an added layer of complication.
MicroAge’s Jason Betts recently helped a client find
A miracle worker. That’s what Chris Robinette is. He’s also a MicroAge solutions expert, and he and his business partner, David Knowles, take great pride in being able to deliver results that few others can.
The concept of ‘paying it forward,’ popularized by a book and movie with the same title, can be transformative. For the University of Arizona Management Information Services (MIS) department, a gift by MicroAge founder Jeff McKeever is doing just that—
Acquisitions, mergers, different IT leaders over the years…take these factors over time and a company’s information technology environment can start to run amok with multiple platforms. For a West Coast environmental engineering firm with three different operating systems in its
Managing a print program can be a time-consuming task — especially for a large enterprise with multiple offices. But the right print management partner can lighten the load. When the IT director of a seven-office behavioral health provider based in
As an IT manager, you have a certain Goldilocks quality about you. You don’t want too much storage or too little. The best way to optimize your resources is by sizing up your environment to determine the “just right” amount.
Compassion. Confidentiality. Convenience. They are three key elements of modern medicine and are all key components of a tribal health initiative supported by MicroAge’s Topher Spinnato. Working with a Native American community, Topher met with its CIO to address how
Serving local businesses and families with an array of banking services, this regional banking client has enjoyed rapid growth and success. As a result, it planned to move its data center to another location and install a new UPS solution to
For this distributor, shipping steel products nationwide is a complex process. Managing its email archiving shouldn’t be. Required by various agencies to retain email transactions to ensure regulatory compliance, the client needed a solution that was as user friendly as
Say “Cheese!” For a Midwestern cheese manufacturer and packer, company growth is reason to smile. They recently opened a new facility, which required a significant investment in their IT infrastructure.
Already an IBM shop, the client reached out to MicroAge
Companies with an abundance of data and a lack of space have no choice but to get creative. For one mid-sized Internet Service Provider, serving more than 3,000 business customers, was proving to be a challenge in their small space.
No one likes getting the phone bill. And when that bill covers 40,000 to 50,000 minutes per month of national and international calls, plus hours of online meeting time, there’s not much to like at all. For this multinational real-estate
For many companies, the past few years have been a fight to hold on to customers and market share. As the economy slowly improves, it’s good news for companies that are ready to grow again. For an architectural design firm
A leader in online post-secondary education services, this company’s IT solutions partner has been MicroAge’s Barrett Lamothe since its infancy; once a small organization, the company now boasts more than 3,000 employees and has received national recognition for its growth and
Component sourcing is fairly predictable, right? Not always.
As Rich Birberick can attest, sourcing some components, like hard drives, can be like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. For a longtime MicroAge client that integrates component systems for a major
Stopping a bully no longer means having a fist fight after school and moving on. Today, bullying undermines victims with relentless cruelty that often leads to tragic consequences…but not if Kevin Kotecki can help it. When he got the call
Not many organizations are truly global, or for that matter, national. This one is. With offices in 60-plus countries and 28 locations in the United States, it is a major real-estate presence. It conducts countless transactions across its US network
Entrepreneurial vision is the key ingredient in driving innovation across all industries. The medical field is no exception; for this start-up marketing company, the very first step was to design a basic, yet robust, data center to support current and future
A rush order is stressful. But add a pending six-month military deployment, and the rush becomes even more significant. Still, for one military officer, responsible for IT procurement, a previous supplier simply didn’t understand — leaving his order unfulfilled for nearly two
In good times and bad, steel stays strong. Despite recent economic fluctuations, demand for this client’s steel products has continued to grow. Running a diverse network with layers of complexity—from ERP systems to VoIP phones— the client requires that internal
Managing budgets is an essential function of any IT manager. In today’s economy, it can be an even greater challenge when a company doesn’t have much cash on hand and lenders have pulled back on IT financing options.
As the year 2015 approaches, medical practices nationwide must be ready to meet the mandated EHR/EMR (electronic health record/electronic medical record) requirements of the federal government or likely face penalties. For this health care provider, encompassing five freestanding clinics, it was imperative
For an 85-user metal products manufacturer, when an old server went down, it became clear they needed a disaster recovery plan and a storage system. The company’s network administrator called MicroAge’s Kevin Kotecki.
For this manufacturing client, MicroAge’s Barrett Lamothe has met its technology needs for more than a decade. As its primary IT supplier, MicroAge has consistently supported its 1,000-man operations at scattered sites across the
For a worldwide company maintaining two large manufacturing sites in the southwestern United States, site security is important—along with quality assurance of manufactured products. While these may sound like disparate concerns, in this solution they are actually linked by the
MicroAge’s reach extends into diverse industry sectors and addresses specific future technology objectives. This is well demonstrated by MicroAge’s Chris Reinhard and his strategic sourcing initiatives for a well-known avionics company. Engineering the next generation of aviation technology, the client’s
When a retail software manufacturer purchased Oracle, it opted for Oracle Database Standard Edition. Because of its power and relative affordability, Oracle Standard Edition often makes more sense to organizations than Oracle Enterprise Edition, explains MicroAge’s Michael Zitar.
Building sophisticated instruments designed to test the quality of dairy products and measure their elements is a complex task. Adding to the challenge is the need for a customer-friendly interface. That’s why one manufacturer called MicroAge’s Hunter Boyd.
A missed phone call is no big deal, right? Wrong! For this aviation-related company, a missed phone call is akin to a missed sale. And when the sale in question is for jet engine components, it adds up to a
The recent decline of the auto industry meant displaced autoworkers who needed training. And for a Michigan-based job training organization, that signaled a need to expand, adding offices and purchasing equipment to aid in training.
A tried-and-true recipe makes a perfect loaf of bread. For this bakery chain with approximately 30 locations in the western U.S., baking traditions are supported by IT infrastructure innovation and MicroAge’s JP Patchett. Initially contacted by the client’s IT director when
For a global supplier of set-top boxes, DSL modems and cables, ensuring high-quality products is critical. MicroAge’s Barrett Lamothe not only helped this client procure essential hardware for testing and quality assurance, but he delivered it at a significantly lower
For IT and operations leaders, a company’s growth can bring great challenges. For one multibillion-dollar corporation, the growth strategy has involved acquiring other, smaller businesses to bring needed assets and skills into the company. A consistent challenge is data migration
For any medical practice, record keeping is an essential element in its operations—be it in patient, administrative or billing contexts. With a 2015 federally mandated electronic record keeping deadline approaching, it is a smart business decision for any practice to
Natural disasters have profoundly negative consequences—most obvious are immediate human effects. Less obvious, but highly significant, is the impact on industry. Thailand, home to the manufacturing plants of many leading technology brands, is also home to annual monsoons. In late
As coffee houses and cafes have proliferated across the country, they also have become far more than quick stops for “a cup of Joe.” They are destinations in their own right, complete with Wi-Fi access points and various other technological