Oceanside, NY, April 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A case study has been released by CAPSYS Technologies, LLC for local fine foods service and produce distributor Food Authority on the benefits of the cloud solutions provided by the AE Technology Group, a full-service managed IT and cloud solutions provider. The case study praises the Group for giving Food Authority confidence in a fully redundant system, even in the face of a natural disaster.
"This is a business with a 24x7x365 requirement for uptime that faces more challenges than many: there is the potential for product spoilage coupled with the need to deliver fresh food; the high cost of real estate for storing paper documents; difficulty with capturing and retrieving information; a desire to be 'green' and have technology in place that could keep up with their continued expansion," explains Marc Bellack, AE Technology Group.
Food Authority's growth has increased vastly since their founding in 1976, with four locations and over 300 employees. With this growth came these challenges along with typical IT issues. The availability and accessibility of on premise hardware became a concern, as well as the space that dozens of pallets of paper records was occupying.
"These issues became a burden and a worry with our existing systems," says Chris Beckman, Administrator for Food Authority, who manages both the company's IT and Customer Service departments.
The company turned to the IT consulting firm that had designed its pre-existing network in 2002. The AE Technology Group helped Food Authority design a new "best practice network" that could meet the needs of its 24/7 business.
"It was our view that the Cloud is where they should be," notes Adam Kaplan, CEO of AE Technology Group. The Cloud could enable Food Authority to stay up to date with software, maintain a higher IT standard, move to an efficient paperless document capture and management system, and have better security and redundant storage.
Food Authority moved its network to the Cloud just two years before Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. When the hurricane hit their headquarters went underwater along with their former server room. Thanks to the AE Technology Group the company didn't miss a beat.
AE Technology Group employs a dedicated team of experts in the areas of data backup and business continuity, security and compliance, Linux and open source solutions, customer relationship management, network management, and hosting/server virtualization. They are a leading provider of managed IT and cloud hosting solutions. Their enterprise services are made available to small and medium-sized businesses to ensure security and compliance in their respective markets.
To learn more about the AE Technology Group visit www.aetechgroup.com.
About AE Technology Group
Established in January 2010 by Marc Bellack of Evolution CE and Adam Kaplan of ASK4Technology the AE Technology Group has more than 20 years of IT experience and a reputation built on customer service, rapid response and proactive management of outsourced IT infrastructures. Their vision is to be a strategic partner for each of their clients in the constantly changing world of technology.