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Construction Firm Eliminates Downtime by Switching to Cloud

In this case study, MAPP Construction finds success after switching to the Hybrid Cloud Solution.  Read on to know more about their challenges at the onset and how the change ended up actually saving them money.

  • Client: In 1991, MAPP Construction was founded in Baton Rouge. After receiving the extensive $30 million Catfish Town Renovation Project in 1993, MAPP was able to expand.  In doing so, MAPP established itself as a regional leader in the construction industry. They are currently operating nationwide with additional sites in New Orleans, Dallas, Houston and Orlando.
  • Situation: MAPP experienced tremendous growth, but the IT infrastructure evolved as a cobbled together piece-meal solution. A fire in the building brought to light the danger of the lack of a business continuity plan since all MAPP’s IT systems were exposed. The branch offices and field workers were at the mercy of the main building’s up-time since it housed the IT system.
  • Solution: The General Informatics team moved all financial and project management applications to the cloud along with email and Blackberry systems. The team also set up a Cloud storage gateway. This included an offsite Cloud backup system at each location to provide fast access to files and printing while protecting the data offsite.
  • Benefit: Significant capital expenditure was avoided. Risk was completely managed with offsite and multiple backups. There was zero downtime after implementing the Hybrid Cloud solution. Despite major architecture changes, users did not miss a beat and, overall, IT expenses decreased.

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