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National Financial Services Company Experiences $5 Million Annual Savings Through Technology Optimization Project Led By GuideIT

Plano, TX – April 6, 2017 – GuideIT, a market leader in redefining the delivery of information technology, today announced the completion of a successful two-year project leading a complete technology optimization, from an aging legacy architecture to an efficient, scalable environment for a national financial services company.

The company faced some difficult challenges with their legacy IT environment that, if left unchanged, would threaten enterprise-wide operations. Those challenges included poor visibility into their outsourced IT environment and internal limitations in resource bandwidth and experience to execute a separation of IT services.

The primary objective of this engagement was to solve those difficulties with a best practice IT environment to achieve long term reliability, operational efficiency, cost reduction, and cost avoidance with respect to technology-related compliance requirements fueled by regulatory oversight. Key project milestones included the separation of IT service and data centers from an incumbent service provider, implementation of Office 365, and implementation of security operations.

Engaging GuideIT led to tangible results including building a global IT support and engineering services team supporting greater than 12,000 users, prioritizing and migrating more than 125 applications across 500+ servers, and $5 million in annual cost savings. Also, they are now a few simple steps from eliminating millions in regulatory compliance costs.

“This engagement was a business-enabling initiative that met strategic, operational and financial objectives,” said Mark Johnson, Vice President, Commercial, for GuideIT.  “As a results-oriented organization, we’ve helped financial services organizations, large and small, achieve their technology-oriented business objectives.”


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