Accurate, efficient and cost-effective upgrades for your organization.
Organizations often struggle with performing IT Modernization of enterprise IT assets in an efficient, cost-effective, and non-disruptive manner. IT Modernization requires having an accurate inventory of IT resources, determining/projecting the useful life of current resources, selecting optimal solutions for the future given the organization’s changing needs, prioritizing/scheduling replacement activities, keeping the user community informed so that they may plan accordingly, obtaining/creating training to enable the user community to make efficient use of replaced resources, and executing the modernization activities in a non-disruptive manner. VAE is a skilled and experienced provider of IT Modernization services.
Our Service Offerings Include:
- Fast and accurate inventory of IT resources – VAE uses its IT Programmable Integration Engine (ITPIE) software to perform a deep, thorough, and concise analysis of organizational networks and generate a highly accurate network device inventory. This significantly reduces the customer’s risk because ITPIE tells the customer what is actually connected to the network. In addition, We perform physical surveys to identify site-specific requirements to inform installation activities.
- Determining/projecting the useful life of current resources – VAE has well-established engineering capabilities and is a major Value Added Reseller (VAR) for most of the key manufacturers. We keep a keen eye on the market to identify new technology and trends; maintain strong relationships with product vendors; and understand and explain product offerings, capabilities, interoperability, and end-of-life and end-of-support dates well.
- Selecting optimal solutions for the future given the organization’s changing needs – VAE maintains a vendor-agnostic position; offer standards-based products; and maintains an internal lab that allows us to test products individually, simulate a customer’s environment, and perform interoperability testing among products in that simulated environment. We produce thorough engineering designs and implementation plans to meet functionality, performance, and security requirements, and then follow the customer-approved designs and plans carefully to ensure proper product ordering and project execution.
- Prioritizing/scheduling replacement activities – VAE helps organizations to examine current IT processing and projects to determine how modernization might impact those; review vendor offerings, schedules, and discounts to determine when specific items are best replaced; identify products that should be replaced together; and plan activities at multiple sites (if applicable) to minimize travel costs, maximize contractor efficiency, and coordinate equipment/software shipments and the purchase of expendable supplies.
- Keeping the user community informed so that they may plan accordingly VAE’s project managers work with primary customer representatives to present modernization plans to the user community, respond to questions about those plans, prepare ongoing notifications to the user community, and attend regular status meetings where customers may pose questions or provide feedback regarding the project that could further enhance the project as it proceeds.
- Obtaining/creating training to enable the user community to make efficient use of replaced resources – VAE recommends starting with vendor-supplied maintenance, training materials, and documentation to prepare the customers for the replaced hardware and software. Beyond that we help customize the training to meet each specific customer’s needs.
- Executing the modernization activities in a non-disruptive manner – VAE brings unique tool sets, best practices, methodologies, deep experience and dedicated talent to its efforts. We request authorized service interruption periods during which the modernization activities occur. We minimize the impact to the customer community by preconfiguring products, prestaging products, or performing partial installations that are then cutover to production during the service interruption period.