As you may know, GreenPages recently launched our Transformation Services Group, a new practice dedicated to providing customers with the agility, flexibility and innovation they need to compete in the modern era of cloud computing.
This move was designed to allow us to help companies think beyond the near-term and to cast a vision for the business. As we look at the market, we see a need to help organizations take a more revolutionary and accelerated approach to embracing what we call “New World” IT architectures. While this is something we have been helping companies with for many years, we now believe that this is a logical evolution of our business that builds on our legacy of delivering high quality and competency deploying advanced virtualization and cloud solutions.
When we think about some of the great work we have done over the years, many examples come to mind. One of these is a complex project we completed for The Channel Company, that helped them truly transform their business. Coming off a management buyout from its parent company, UBM, The Channel Company was tasked with having to migrate off the parent company’s centralized IT infrastructure under a very tight timeline.
Faced with this situation, the company was presented with a very compelling question: “If you had the opportunity to start from scratch, to transform your IT department, resources and strategy what would you do?”
Essentially, as a result of their situation, The Channel Company had the opportunity to leapfrog traditional approaches. They had the opportunity to become more agile, and more responsive. And, more importantly, they took it!
As opposed to simply moving to a traditional baseline on-prem solution, The Channel Company saw this as an opportunity to fundamentally rethink its entire IT strategy and chose GreenPages to help lead them through the process.
Through a systematic approach and advanced methodology, we were able to help The Channel Company achieve its aggressive objectives. Specifically, in less than six months, we led a transformation project that entailed the installation of new applications, and a migration of the company’s entire infrastructure to the cloud. This included moving six independent office locations from a shared infrastructure to a brand-new cloud platform supporting their employees, as well as new cloud-based office and ERP applications.
In addition to achieving the independence and technical autonomy The Channel Company needed, the savings benefits and operational efficiencies achieved were truly transformational from a business standpoint.
It is these types of success stories that drove us to formalize our Transformation Services Group. We have seen first-hand the benefits that organizations can achieve by transforming inflexible siloed IT environments into agile organizations, and we’re proud to be able to offer the expertise and end-to-end capabilities required to help customers achieve true business transformation.
In our view, the need for business agility and innovation has never been greater. The question is no longer “is transformation necessary?” but rather “if you had the opportunity to start from scratch and achieve business transformation, would you take it?”
If you’re interested in hearing more about how GreenPages has helped companies like The Channel Company transform their IT operations, please reach out.
By Ron Dupler, CEO