"Our mission is to help enable core government benefits while protecting the assets of the disabled individual," explains Chief Financial Officer Doug Marshall.
As they planned the organization's relocation, Marshall
team realized that migrating their data and applications to a new environment posed a serious problem.
There was simply no one internally to effectively manage such a high-stakes transition.
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knew what kind of solution provider he
During his 25-year career with Energen Corporation, Marshall served as Controller of Alagasco and chaired the Alagasco Initiative Council and was also a member of the Energen IT Steering Committee.
experience overseeing the financial and technological health of enterprise companies, Marshall
was familiar with the pains most commonly felt during a forklift migration of data and applications.
"I knew enough from my time at Alagasco
to know that this is not a simple process," he
"We knew we needed a technology company we could trust to handle everything, and TekLinks
definitely stepped up to the plate."
More Security, Less Anxiety
Marshall met with TekLinks Corporate Account Manager Ed Hyde to discuss the best approach for the impending relocation.
Hyde encouraged Marshall
to move his data, applications, and email to the cloud in order to better protect their environment within the TekLinks data center.
Outsourcing their IT administration to TekLinks Managed Services team would also allow Marshall
team to focus on serving their life beneficiaries and their families, as well as eliminate the need for costly hardware upgrades.
Hyde then recommended that Marshall
and his team increase the security around accessing their tax applications and beneficiary data with virtual desktops.
That, and it took the need for up-front CapEx off the table," says Marshall
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also opted for TekLinks'
managed email archival services in addition to PC protection, which includes monitoring and anti-virus services, help desk and onsite support, and automated software updates.
"It was very seamless for us," says Marshall
"Now our VDI solution allows remote access to files securely at any time, with little to no downtime," says Marshall
"While we serve beneficiaries only in Alabama for now, we could cross over into other states in the near future," says Marshall