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“REPEATABLE” IS THE OPERATIVE WORD

“REPEATABLE” IS THE OPERATIVE WORD

GDT Manufacturing and Project Management team craft a repeatable deployment for hundreds of retail locations By Richard Arneson With almost three hundred (300) retail locations in the United States, a global manufacturing corporation serving the business and residential markets needed to greatly expand its wireless network. If that sounds like a straightforward project, it’s anything…

“PURE AND SIMPLE”

“PURE AND SIMPLE”

By Richard Arneson “Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify,” noted American author Henry David Thoreau over two hundred fifty (250) years ago. But simple is a word that’s rarely used to describe an IT deployment of any magnitude. And prior to working with GDT, this CIO would have likely agreed. But that…

The Best-Laid Plans, Implemented

The Best-Laid Plans, Implemented

By Richard Arneson All too often organizations don’t give cloud migrations their due. There’s considerably more to moving applications to the cloud than most suspect. And that mindset often puts companies at risk once they discover a lack of knowledge or having the right skill sets on staff has prevented them from enjoying all the…

Data Center Concerns? Meet the Experts to address them

Data Center Concerns? Meet the Experts to address them

By Richard Arneson A federal credit union with over fifty (50) branches nationwide needed a comprehensive strategy to relocate its data center to a colocation facility. Its demands required a multi-stage approach, including discovery, planning, design, implementation, integration and migration. It was a large, critically-important project. Which is precisely why they turned to the systems…

GDT Manufacturing—Simplicity equals a fully tested, on-time solution deployment

GDT Manufacturing—Simplicity equals a fully tested, on-time solution deployment

By Richard Arneson A large, regional wireless service provider with over 5 million customers nationwide called on their long standing relationship with GDT to implement an IP-based video surveillance solution to over two hundred fifty (250) retail locations. Their existing and antiquated analog solution didn’t provide the security needed to protect against break-ins that had…

Assessment turns cloud hopes into reality

Assessment turns cloud hopes into reality

By Richard Arneson According to a recent survey of almost a thousand (<1,000) IT professionals, it was discovered that ninety-six percent (96%) of respondents use the cloud. It’s a staggering number, but tempered when compared to the thirty-five percent (35%) that believe the cloud is falling well short of expectations. And an established, decades-old portfolio…

A Solution is only as good as the personnel who support it

A Solution is only as good as the personnel who support it

By Richard Arneson Without the right personnel in place, the best of game plans will fall short of the goals it has been crafted to deliver. Whether on the field or in the office, the right talent with the perfect skills and experience is what separates a plan from its success. And few organizations understand…

A Poor Infrastructure costs a wireless provider more than they had imagined

A Poor Infrastructure costs a wireless provider more than they had imagined

By Richard Arneson It’s not often that networking solutions can be measured in employee attrition rates. And if those departing employees are members of an organization’s IT and technical staff, it could easily take a year to get their replacements operating at an optimal level. It results in lengthy and expensive candidate searches―which often takes…