Success Stories

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Aligning Disaster Recovery Solutions for a Hospital Group

Aligning Disaster Recovery Solutions for a Hospital Group

Trillium’s client is a hospital group that needed assistance with the requirements and selection of a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution.  Because of significant factors relating to medical records, privacy, and security, as well as being cognizant of cost, the client wanted to ensure that they were making the correct choice DR solution.   
   
The client began its search for a DR solution by contacting vendors, and was being presented with numerous disparate and very costly solutions without first understanding the requirements.  In addition, they did not understand business risk factors to make a good choice for a DR path forward.  Other factors that need to be considered were unique emergency medical system requirements, gaps in HIPAA requirements, and technology sprawl due to uncontrolled growth.  The client needed a structured approach to its system selection.

How We Solved It

Trillium to brought rigor and organization to the DR selection process.  We used our structured system selection approach to provide clarity and alignment to the selection process.  The process included documenting the client’s current technology to align understanding within the organization; documenting business, technology, security, and product requirements including medical and HIPAA security challenges; and analyzing and scoring potential solutions to determine the best DR approach.

Results

  • A tiered solution was selected, resulting in a cost reduction of 42%
  • Technology sprawl was remediated with a 30% reduction in servers and a 25% reduction in licensing
  • Remediation of critical technology skill gaps in the organization resulted from the DR engagement

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Maturing Cyber Security in a Rapidly Expanding Software Space

Maturing Cyber Security in a Rapidly Expanding Software Space

Trillium’s client is a software and analytics company that had a rapidly expanding client base, creating an increased risk profile for data under its control. In addition, existing customers had security concerns about data loss, creating a financial and reputational risk for the client.  Security concerns have also caused lengthened sales cycles for the client.  Several factors contributed to the client’s concerns about cyber security, including a lack of security tooling or data; a soft security roadmap requiring review and remediation; and, existing improvements to security and analytics were neither aligned nor prioritized within the technology landscape.

How We Solved It

Trillium reviewed and assessed the current state of the client’s cyber security processes and technology, and begin a risk reduction plan.  The project baselined the client’s cyber security against industry standards, analyzed tactical risks of the current state, and identified a remediation approach to the security risks.  The risk-reduction program was aligned to the client’s product roadmap.

Results

  • Product improvements aligned with security risk-reduction initiative
  • Risk-remediation reduced risk by 20% in the first 3 months
  • Sales team closed the sale on 2 large accounts by addressing security concerns

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Streamlined Printer Operations Management using Zero-Based Budgeting

Streamlined Printer Operations Management using Zero-Based Budgeting

Trillium’s client is a large international food distribution organization that serves a large portion of the USA.  Numerous brands are distributed under this umbrella company.  While the company has been experiencing significant growth through acquisition in the last several years, it has also undertaken a substantial effort to consolidate numerous technology areas within the organization.  The company wanted to identify and understand all aspects of its print operation to align with a directive to reduce printer volume, consolidate vendors and support, and control expenses through centralizing the purchasing, leasing, and support of its print devices at over 1000 sites nationally. 

However, the client needed to identify its inventory of printers, vendors, and contracts; it had also issued a Request for Proposal for print leases and services that required analysis.  The client was also instituting Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) and directed that printer acquisition requests be included in that process.  To execute on that strategy, the client needed a broad skillset including operations and project management to work with the project team.

How We Solved It

An overall project management and operational strategy was conducted to assess the organization’s overall printing environment to reduce printer volume, consolidate operations, and reduce cost. The Client engaged Trillium to review its print technology operation with an eye toward consolidating services soon.  Trillium worked with corporate management and support teams as well as coordinating with numerous departments to jump start the analysis of the landscape.  The client had previously issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for print leases and attendant services, and required an analysis of those responses.  In addition to analyzing the responses, Trillium validated RFP information and costs, updating them as needed.  Trillium also worked on obtaining specific information on printer sites, including site visits and interviews, to gain comprehensive information on printer counts, contracts, and maintenance costs to begin to renegotiate existing contracts at reduced costs.  Trillium then assisted the client with negotiations for a Master Services Agreement with the finalist vendor and attendant Statement(s) of Work.  ZBB procedures were used for acquisition of new printers.

Results

  • Impact of the current print environment compared to the future environment will realize significant financial saving
  • New standard acquisition processes including ZBB will give the client more control and visibility over its print environment.
  • New processes will be extended to the client’s international operations.

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Improving Operational and Technological Scalability for a Healthcare Services Organization

Improving Operational and Technological Scalability for a Healthcare Services Organization

Trillium’s client is a Healthcare Services Organization that has experienced a great deal of expansion and growth.  This has stretched its technology infrastructure and services, and the organization found itself unable to focus on executing its long-term product strategy.  The client’s growth has outpaced its technology’s ability to scale to its growth patterns, impacting its customer satisfaction and retention.  Overwhelmed support teams have had difficulty responding to, triaging, and determining causes to repair system outages, which were often caused by software and infrastructure changes.  Further, the operations area was not able to respond to and support customers per SLAs.

How We Solved It

Trillium reviewed the client’s technology enterprise to best determine a path forward.  The analysis included identifying root causes of the challenges related to infrastructure, architecture, development, and operations organizations; developing a 30/60/90-day stabilization plan; and, driving the cross-functional stabilization initiative throughout the organization.

Results

  • Reduced outage frequency by 92%
  • Increased compliance with SLAs from 35% to 87%
  • Achieved stability necessary to allow the organization to execute on its long-term product strategy
  • Allowed technical resources to shift from fire-fighting to new product development

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