Licking County Library
In 2012, Sophisticated Systems was asked to conduct a comprehensive assessment for Licking County Library which identified a number of risks varying in severity ranging from licensing concerns and outdated software to misconfigured and failing hardware and wireless systems to insufficient infrastructure equipment and even an unsecure internal network and connectivity issues between the branches. Sophisticated Systems was able to rectify these issues and save the library more than $10,000 by leveraging relationships with trusted third-party vendors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Supporting this Central Ohio non-profit for more than 10 years, Sophisticated Systems (SSI) has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio (BBBS) through a number of technology challenges providing consultation and guidance regarding the organization’s needs as well as planning and execution of its IT strategy. When BBBS was faced with the retirement of a longtime, valuable technical resource, SSI provided an on-site presence to make sure the organization was fully supported while also conducting a search and eventually securing a replacement.
Medical Center Project
Serving a Central-Ohio University Medical Center for nearly a decade and deploying an average of 3500 devices per year, we were approached in 2014 to scale our services to accommodate the opening of a new state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility. The facility, boasting more than 21 floors and 1.1 million square feet, required that more than 10,000 devices be deployed over the course of six months in conjunction with the construction of the facility. Our team worked closley with medical center staff to ensure the project was completed on-time and on-budget with a better than 99 percent success rate.
We understand that a Project Manager can make or break a project. Effective management of a project’s resources lowers project costs, increases efficiency and improves customer and shareholder satisfaction. Sophisticated Systems has been successfully delivering Project Management expertise for more than two decades. Our Project Managers are experienced and credentialed, well-versed in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies. Whether it be managing strategic initiatives, course-correction on a troubled project, interim leadership, filling skill set gaps or addressing your staffing shortages, we have the ability to deliver results.
Libraries We Serve
Sophisticated Systems provides ongoing support to six library systems with 17 locations across Ohio. We have a unique understanding of the challenges libraries face including a lack of skilled IT staff, management of multiple branches and the need to cost-effectively procure technology. Our team has successfully performed a number of services for library systems including: Assessments, Server and Network Design and Implementation, Managed IT Services, Virtualization, Wireless Network Implementation, and a variety of other services and solutions. We have also helped navigate programs such as E-rate and have leveraged relationships with our technology partners which have resulted in significant savings for our clients.
Perry County District Library
A rural library system serving approximately 35,000 patrons, Perry County District Library (PCDL) was struggling with various technology issues and had reached out to us at the suggestion of Licking County Library who had experienced significant results working with Sophisticated Systems. PCDL had been experiencing 60 -70 percent downtime and had hundreds of unresolved tickets. After conducting a comprehensive assessment, Sophisticated Systems’ team worked with PCDL to implement the recommendations and develop a roadmap that allowed them to achieve the security and functionality needed while working within budgetary constraints.
Email is vital to business. Keeping it secure, reducing downtime and controlling cost are considerations for businesses of all sizes. Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based solution that addresses these considerations and puts the power of Exchange, the gold standard in business Email, to work for you. Offering world-class data centers and best-of-breed spam filters through a subscription-based licensing fee, O365 provides users with a level of security and redundancy that would be difficult and expensive to replicate. Sophisticated Systems has experience migrating clients of varying size, industries and needs to this powerful solution.
Technology drives business. Our goal is to help you determine how to best utilize technology to drive your organization forward.Sophisticated Systems’ IT Assessments provide your organization with insight as to how to maximize your business’ resources through the review of technical, functional, procedural, policy and security-based considerations. We provide an unbiased look at the environment, identifying current and potential concerns, validating existing strengths and providing recommendations where applicable.Whether broadly focused on overall organizational IT strategy or narrowly focused on particular areas of your technology environment.
Technology systems are the backbone of business and maintaining this infrastructure is imperative. Downtime can be crippling. The old method of fixing things after they break no longer makes sense. In the time it takes to recover from a malware or ransomware attack or replace critical hardware, your organization possibly will have suffered from lost productivity, lost data and even, reputational damage. Managed Services is a proactive approach to maintaining your technology environment. Rather than waiting for things to break and then dealing with the aftermath, proactive maintenance keeps your organization ahead of the curve.