Case Studies

A turnkey rollout of Google Apps replaced inefficient and unstable Microsoft Exchange environment for archer>malmo and enabled enhanced collaboration

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, archer>malmo is a full-service advertising agency founded in 1952. It has over 100 employees and is the most broadly awarded agency in the region.

Challenge

Existing Microsoft Exchange environment was inefficient due to the following problems:

  • Due to sub-optimal installation, stability of the system was suspect
  • disk space usage in the environment is high, and no more space was available
  • Mobile device integration was minimal
  • Lack of effective collaboration tools affected efficiency

Solution

  • archer>malmo selected tamburrino, inc. to resolve a number of issues with its network, due to tamburrino’s extensive experience in IT infrastructure and IT management
  • tamburrino, helped archer>malmo develop a strategy for solving network issues, starting with a replacement of the Microsoft Exchange environment
  • tamburrino migrated all existing data from the Microsoft Exchange environment over the course of 1 week, while still keeping both environments running for the duration to reduce downtime
  • tamburrino deployed integration services for Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Apple iCal and Apple Address Book for those users whom did not wish to use webmail
  • tamburrino delivered on-site, customized training to introduce the employees of archer>malmo to the concepts of using webmail

Results

  • After the initial migration was complete, archer>malmo has experienced less than .05% downtime
  • archer>malmo now has the ability to quickly create collaborative documents, on-the-fly websites and customer portals for projects
  • Disk space for email at archer>malmo is no longer a struggle with each user having 25GB of storage available
  • archer>malmo has been able to significantly reduce its server and carbon footprint by retiring an aging, massive server infrastructure

“tamburrino has an exceptional blend of strategic IT management, fiscal responsibility and ability to roll up their shirtsleeves to do whatever it takes.”

"Tamburrino has an exceptional blend of strategic IT management, fiscal responsibility and ability to roll up their shirtsleeves to do whatever it takes."

Russ Williams, Chief Executive Officer