Client Accomplishment: Pride Mobility Products Corporation.
Multinational Manufacturer eludes inadequate IT system.A completely redesigned hardware infrastructure helps Pride Mobility Products Corporation eliminate down time, increase productivity and prepare to meet the needs of the future.
Founded in 1986, Pride Mobility Products Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of electric Scooters and Lift Chairs and is an emerging leader in Power Chairs with its line of Jazzy Power Chairs. Pride Mobility Products Corporation designs and manufactures its product lines in facilities located in Exeter, Pennsylvania and has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.
Pride Mobility Products Corporation had critical business needs that were multi-layered in terms of depth. Pride Mobility Products needed to centralize it's data and store large amounts of historical sales, profitability and competitive information on line. In addition to migrating to a centralized data processing environment, Pride Mobility Products was also faced with an inadequate enterprise server running NT. Pride Mobility Products was looking for a solution that would enable the processing of large data sets, in less time, at a lower cost and with greater flexibility to achieve higher-quality results per dollar invested in data processing. In addition, Pride Mobility Products wanted a platform that would remain widely available and well-supported over the long term and would provide a long-term technology growth path to meet their own business expansion plans.
To meet the requirements of Pride Mobility Products Corporation.
"ASK was engaged
to design and implement a enterprise wide solution that contained a high
level of performance, system capacity and overall consistency," said
Stephen F. Pirolli, Principal Consultant, ASK Technologies, Inc. "This
new architecture will allow Pride Mobility Products Corporation to make
the transition to high performance symmetrical computing, enabling them
to provide comprehensive information to their customers and vendors which
is key to maintaining their current and future growth plans", says
ASK blue printed
a comprehensive technology infrastructure around Hewlett Packard's high-performance
hardware platforms, high availability features, and mission critical support
capabilities. "We need to build a very solid foundation with the
scalability features that can meet our needs now and as our IT infrastructure
grows," said Stephen G. Smith, Director of IT, Pride Mobility Products
Corporation. "The total HP 9000 V Class Enterprise solutions, implemented
by ASK, provides the scalability, resilience, and high availability features
required for a large implementation, and we feel that ASK has a long term
system roadmap in place that will take us into the new millennium,"
Products Corporation expects that the new system will enable them to move
to the next step and extend the enterprise to their customers via the
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