IPS STEPS UP TO A NEW DEMAND
IPS applies the right combination of knowledge, skill and passion to every construction project they manage. When a client asked IPS to do something they hadn’t tackled before, it tested this dedication. IPS would need to collaborate with outside vendors on an existing modification retrofit that involved a complex pharmaceutical build-out. The request required the temporary setup of a remote office. Engineers and collaborators could modify or review large Revit® Building Information Modeling (BIM) files.
Figlarz wanted to work with a Dell Premier Partner, so he reached out to Logical Front. After evaluating the project requirements, Logical Front’s experts decided that an enterprise approach would best satisfy its needs. “This was something we had never done before and Logical Front responded. The same day I reached out, they were helping us to resolve issues,” says Figlarz.
COST SAVINGS, EXPANSION, AND FLEXIBILITY
With Citrix deployed, IPS saved around $100,000 compared to the cost of leasing and configuring high-end desktops. Consequently, collaborators access information via VDI from existing laptops and computers using their login credentials. They also saved on the cost of installing a VPN by connecting to the Citrix app via reliable internet service. These savings have continued with two new locations, and will apply as VDI is used internationally in the future.
The VDI/client configuration makes it possible for IPS to launch remote offices quickly and deploy resources reliably to any stakeholder, anywhere. As a result, they can extend their international reach and support global offices with domestic IT services.
Consequently, the new system also simplified collaboration by bringing in new resources to help overcome project roadblocks. Remote collaborators could work as efficiently as their on-site counterparts because they could access data centralized Dell servers.
…This was something we had never done
before and Logical Front responded. The
same day I reached out, they were helping
us to resolve issues.
Additionally, work can continue if an employee is home sick or snowed in, or if vendors or subs are involved. This capability proved it’s worth when one office’s server went down. IT recovered a backup on a virtual machine at headquarters. As a result, the 30 man team accessed the VDI from home or the office, avoiding the catastrophe of three days of downtime.
A PARTNERSHIP FOR SUCCESS
“We met a hard date with our client on this project, which is very important to us,” says Figlarz.
Logical Front took only four weeks to roll out a custom client/ VDI solution to help IPS deliver on its project goals. The process included tight coordination between internal IPS staff and Logical Front’s technical experts.
“What stands out to me with Logical Front is their focus on making IPS better and putting technology knowledge into our hands,” explains Figlarz. “We want to do some things on our own and have a partner we can rely on—and Logical Front makes this possible.”
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