Axis Global Technologies’ professionals have provided technical and management assistance to companies across a variety of industries, including:

 

 

7-Eleven, Inc. – Multiple projects, including:

 

Stores consolidation and telephone service audit (approx 10,000 lines) yielded savings in excess of $1MM per year.

 

Implementation of a new telecom Invoice Processing System (IPS) which facilitates analysis and recovery of inappropriate charges throughout the enterprise, including the managed integration of Oracle-based HR/accounting systems, legacy Mainframe systems, and the new IPS for real-time reporting and inventory management; developed specialized reports and analysis tools to facilitate day-to-day audit and provisioning of corporate and franchise stores and market offices.

 

Enterprise Network Architecture development, including headquarters and over 40 market and division offices nationwide; comprehensive RFP development for products, services, and end-user support in excess of $13MM.

 

Frame-relay WAN Application and Bandwidth Analysis, which reviewed usage for over 60 applications and their business and network impacts throughout all non-retail locations in North America (65+ locations).  The analysis yielded information crucial in determining which sites would benefit most from upgrades, which applications cause (and were most susceptible to) network congestion, and options for delivering rich content through more network-friendly means.

 

ALA – Latin-American Aeronautical Association – Internet Service Provider (ISP) troubleshooting to remedy TCP/IP block errors; corporate relocation, including CAT5E cable installation for multi-tenant building.

 

American Telemarketing Specialists – Applications requirements analysis and RFP development for PC systems expansion.  Discounts extended to the client as a result of the RFP process more than offset the costs of the engagement.  Results: Immediate ROI.

 

A.T. Kearney –– Performed a large-scale migration of this international management consulting firm’s corporate workstation platform throughout their Information Research Centers.  The PC, OS, and applications rollout was deployed in four major domestic offices, including the international headquarters; developed standards, rollout procedures, installation scripts, and end-user documentation required for the corporate desktop image to be deployed to those workstations, as well as the requisite stress testing of the performance of all corporate applications on the new OS transported across the various LANs and WAN.

 

Baylor University Medical Center – Enterprise analysis of carrier-bypass options in excess of 80 locations, including fiber and wireless alternatives for “Last-Mile” access service.

 

Blockbuster Entertainment Group – Corporate headquarters relocation from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Dallas, Texas.  The multi-destination move included construction of an 850,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution and data center in McKinney, Texas which supports all company-operated stores in the U.S.  This involved gathering and maintaining all user requirements, on-site construction issue management, installation of a Nortel Option 81c and Octel (Avaya) Voice Messaging system within the data center, and telecom move coordination.

 

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas / Healthcare Financing Administration – Provided development and test engineering assistance for the Medicare Customer Service Center (MCSC) application. The MCSC system provides customer service representatives with a graphical user interface through Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) to numerous legacy systems utilizing a three-tier, client/server, object-oriented architecture as middleware between the workstations and the legacy systems. Key contributions included defining, implementing, and administering the custom development environment, including development server specification and builds, vendor coordination, developer and call center agent hardware evaluation, selection, testing, and specification, and ongoing application regression and interoperability testing prior to deployment.

 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Specification, RFP development, vendor evaluation and recommendation, and contract negotiations for 15-building campus backbone migration from ATM to gigabit Ethernet.

 

Edward Jones Investments – Desktop PC and LAN printer support.

 

EEE Avservice – Corporate relocation, including telephone system relocation and re-programming, and voice/data system implementation and testing.

 

Fulcrum Global Partners – Bloomberg data feed enhancements through Microsoft Excel VBA for real-time portfolio analysis.

 

Genuity (now Level3) – Enterprise Application Integration program architecture assistance to reduce cost-of-access by 50% and meet SEC-mandated criteria for corporate separation from Verizon; successfully steered core development teams and senior management through early stages of program development and execution, keeping executive management up-to-date with regard to application and network infrastructure requirements, solution gap-analysis, and resource allocation; also defined components of to-be architecture to leverage investments in enterprise applications from Metasolv (Metasolv Solution, formerly TBS), Siebel order-entry front-end, and Lucent’s Kenan Arbor billing system.

 

Huggin’s Mitsubishi – Desktop, server, and wireless LAN support.

 

i2 Technologies – Development, coordination, and execution of a detailed assessment of i2 Technologies’ Corporate data center environment, including a detailed audit of all technology assets within the space, identifying and resolving periodic electrical and mechanical system issues, developing an optimum data center layout to maximize equipment density without exceeding floor loading capacities, and developing change management procedures for promoting systems and software products from development to production environments.  Additional responsibilities included developing and assigning risk factors and maintenance windows for each system within the data center, preparing one-line network connectivity and remote administration diagrams, generating complete rack-face elevations for the target environment, and specifying additional HVAC, UPS, and power distribution hardware to increase system resiliency.

 

JCPenney / Eckerd – Project management services for this 2-year engagement leading a team of 12 technical consultants in the conversion of over 2000 Eckerd stores from a VSAT network to a Frame Relay Network.  All store conversion activities occurred after-hours in a simultaneous fashion, coordinated from a central project “war-room”.

 

J. King & Associates – New telephone system needs analysis and recommendations report.

 

MCI / WorldCom / UUNET – Comprehensive design development of a new 13-building, 1.3MM sq. ft. R&D campus, including 50K sq.ft. data center, multiple configuration labs, 150-seat Network Operations and Control Center (NOCC) with a 138’ video wall, and an 11K sq. ft. central office with Nortel DMS-500 supporting 4700 initial users.  The cross-functional team successfully completed technology space planning, budgeting, systems design, specifications, construction documents, procurement and implementation management for all aspects of voice, data, video, structured cabling, duct bank, manhole, service vault, outside plant cabling, security systems cabling and comprehensive audio visual systems; defined and implemented network architecture, integrating physically and logically separate MCI, WorldCom, and UUNET networks; managed vendor contracts related to the project in excess of $18 million, and successfully populated the campus with approximately 4,700 employees and over 6,000 new and existing systems over a 10-month phased move-in.

 

Paris Regional Medical Center / Red River Valley Radiology – Virtual Private Network (VPN) providing Hospital Information System (HIS) connectivity to remote medical transcriptionists.

 

Payless Cashways – Provided detailed design and construction documents for a complete corporate datacenter upgrade, including new interior layout, raised floor, HVAC and power distribution; worked closely with senior IS management and Facilities personnel to aggregate system information and base-building CAD files.

 

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood – Provided system engineering and relocation management services during the Dallas office relocation of one of the country's largest and oldest law firms, Sidley & Austin. The fast-track project required comprehensive technology space planning, budgeting, systems design, specifications, construction documents, procurement and implementation management for voice, data, video and structured cabling systems, as well as re-deploying the office’s video conferencing and Copitrak systems in the new environment.

 

Snowflake Capital – Startup office LAN, WAN, and web services development and implementation, including robust carrier-diversified WAN connectivity; architecture development for virtual hot-standby office for business continuity; Bloomberg data feed enhancements through Microsoft Excel VBA providing visual, real-time portfolio analysis.

 

Texas Spine Institute – Small office systems analysis, optimization, and support, including new branch-office WAN connectivity and testing for the office’s Chiropractic practice application.

 

Union Pacific Resources – Detailed LAN and datacenter audit and bridge network capacity planning in preparation for the corporate headquarters relocation.  This complex relocation project included over 600,000 square feet of space and more than 2,000 employees.

 

 
 
 

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