IT Consulting Case Studies

Air Freight Plus, Inc - Hanover, MD

  • Air Freight Plus, Inc of Hanover, MD chooses Dresner Group to upgrade its peer-to-peer, 20-node network to a secure Windows 2003 domain environment. In its previous environment, the anti-virus protection was not managed; Windows updates were determined by the end-user; e-mails were not centralized in one location; and there were no system-wide backups in place. Air Freight Plus now operates in a secure environment with a centralized e-mail repository that utilizes MS Exchange 2007. All Anti-Virus efforts are managed for the entire organization from one server, and Windows updates are automatically downloaded and deployed over the entire network weekly. In addition, Microsoft's security policies have allowed Air Freight Plus to effectively protect its investment by limiting end-users from making unauthorized changes on its systems.

    Air Freight Plus also upgraded its ERP system from UNIX to Microsoft SQL Server platform. The ERP upgrade afforded them the opportunity to utilize new features that were not available on the older systems.

    Air Freight's new systems have streamlined efforts internally and provided its customers with readily available access to information needed daily. As an added peace-of-mind, systems and end-user data are backed up every night to multiple locations.

For more information about this solution, please contact Dresner Group at (410) 531-6727

Mount Vernon Financial Services, LLC - Baltimore, MD

  • Mount Vernon Financial Services LLC of Baltimore, MD chooses Dresner Group to implement Small Business Server 2003. The previous computing environment at Mount Vernon Financial Services was a scenario that we frequently encounter. The network topology is what's referred to as a peer-to-peer network, which is where one computer is used to access client records, while another computer is used to access QuickBooks data. A third computer is then used to access the Internet and e-mails. However, none of the computers could perform the same function--the gap in work flow was obvious. Another missing component was an effective backup solution.

    DG provided all wiring services for a new office, as well as all new equipment. Mount Vernon now operates using Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. With SBS 2003, they're now able to share data in a secure manor across the network, utilize network print features, and take advantage of MS Exchange 2003. All workstations run Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Office 2003 SMB. Microsoft SBS has also provided Mount Vernon Financial Services with the ability to work remotely. Mount Vernon is also utilizing Blackberry Enterprise Server, which manages and connects the client's blackberry devices to an internal messaging system. They now use Symantec Backup Exec for nightly backups to multiple locations.

    Because of the technology upgrades, MVF can now leverage its organization using current technologies, which results in higher efficiency and better customer service.

For more information about this solution, please contact Dresner Group at (410) 531-6727

Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C. - Annapolis, MD

  • Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C. of Annapolis, MD chooses Dresner Group to enhance its IT infrastructure by building a scalable platform that will fit its corporate growth model. The former IT environment consisted of 1 SBS 2003 Premium Edition server and 30 workstations utilizing Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional. The single SBS server was handling requests for file and print sharing, e-mail, SQL, virus protection, backups and much more.

    While Plastic Surgery Specialists continues to run on SBS 2003, they added 3 additional servers to offload some responsibilities held by the SBS server. Workstations have been updated to meet current technology standards and the executive members now work remotely with ease. Most importantly, backups are more reliable.

    These IT enhancements have resulted in faster network response times during the day-to-day work efforts. Hardware redundancy prevents vulnerability and allows more up time.

For more information about this solution, please contact Dresner Group at (410) 531-6727

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