Desktop System Refresh Project
HAZ Technologies provided primary technical staff and project managers to execute XP to Windows 7 transition for over 125+ laptop and desktops.
Company: Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc. (CAIHS)
Intel: Founded in 1965, Columbus Area Integrated Health Services provides a wide range of integrated health care – the coordination of physical and behavioral health care services. We’ve served over 75,000 in need in our 50 years of service.
Our Task: HAZ Technologies was task with the migration of user settings, software and shared network storage for over 125+ network accessible devices to Windows 7. The challenge we faced executing the migration was user downtime for the home office and 6 remote office scattered throughout central Ohio had to be kept to a minimum to allow case workers and medical staff to assist their clients. With the assistance of the CAIHS in-house IT department and each CAIHS department head and our project leadership we were able to devise a plan that mitigated the overall downtime of each department’s deployment. This was a highly effective plan as we finished the project 2 ½ weeks in advance of the proposed project end date as well we had minimal impact to the case workers and medical staffer’s daily workload. Because of finishing 2 ½ weeks we were able to reduce CAIHS expenditures for project by 45% this was a very exciting time for CAIHS executive staff and department heads as it meant funds were able to be dispersed to other departments and projects.
Skills: Project Management, Network Administration, ROI Analysis, Deployment Management