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Robby Moore is the President and CEO of Hammer Construction, an Oklahoma based construction company specializing in the Oil & Gas Industry. Originally founded in the 1950's, Hammer has grown to include five field offices across the State of Oklahoma, with the corporate headquarters based in Norman, Ok. As the company expanded, they experienced the common growing pains and associated inefficiencies. For instance, large format files had to be either printed or stored on zip drives and physically transported between offices because they were simply too big to email. They also suffered from regular hardware failures, which put at risk their financial and customer data. Understanding the problem, Robby tasked DataWard to develop a solution. We spun up a cloud hosted server for their LOB applications, providing remote and secure access as well as a stable and reliable platform for all their employees. We also implemented a physical, on-site server to store and share the large format documents. No more driving the hard copy documents to one another. DataWard developed a robust solution, with the security, stability and accessibilty that Hammer Construction required. We have proudly served this valuable client since 2012 and look forward to the next decade of our partnership.
MARK D. CAIN, PC
Brock Chance is a CPA at Mark D. Cain, PC, a full-service accounting firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For years, the office of Mark D. Cain, PC was immune to IT-related issues. They utilized an on-premises DataWard server that, at the time, fulfilled their needs as a small business. Fast forward to 2020, with the onset of COVID-19 and a slew of damaging winter storms, their team was suddenly faced with events that not only limited access to the office but also limited their ability to perform their jobs. The physical on-site server, in conjunction with the winter storm power outages, created the dreadful scenario that ultimately shut down all work-related activity for two weeks. They were simply unable to access their server. As any good business would do, they set out to find a solution to eliminate that problem. Our solution was simple; a cloud-hosted server. The cloud server unshackled their business from the physical confines of the office and immediately enabled their team to work from anywhere. "...[remote access] makes it to where you can spend more time with family…you're not having to stay at the office until wee hours of the night when you can do a normal workday. Be there to meet with your clients, drop off information, pick up information, but then go home. If you still need to work, at least you're at home, right? And then just simply not being handicapped by any kind of a natural disaster or anything else that limits your ability to get into the workplace. So, having that ability, flexibility, and remote access into your information and data is really important."
Jim Johnson is the General Manager and Partner at Richardson Homes, Oklahoma's Custom Home Builder of Choice for over 25 years. When Jim joined the team at Richardson Homes in 2012, their I.T. needs were quite simple. They utilized an on-premises server to store their critical documents, such as site plans, blueprints, and related correspondence with clients. Suffice it to say, the data on their server was extremely valuable. Before DataWard, Richardson Homes suffered two devastating IT-related events. First, a massive data loss caused by a server crash and the lack of an off-site backup. The severity of the data loss threatened their ability to remain in business. Fast forward 12 months and Richardson Homes was hit with its second IT disaster, this time in the form of a ransomware attack. Data loss was ultimately averted for a $3,000 ransom. When Richardson Homes was finally introduced to DataWard, they simply wanted a company that delivered on its promise. Since 2015, DataWard has done just that. We have delivered reliable and stable service and maximum uptime for their business. Our secure off-site backup, standardized hardware, and 24/7 monitoring mitigate the possibility of data loss for Richardson Homes and render future ransomware attacks useless. “…it's hard to exceed [expectations] when your goal is to save and back-up one hundred percent of your business or your data. And that’s what you guys do. DataWard’s communication has always been first-rate and above board…no matter my question, if it fits under our program or not, they seem to get things figured out for me when I call, text, or send an email.”
Jason McWilliams is the Vice President of Impressions Printing, a state of the art full-service printing company in Oklahoma City, providing printing and design services for over 25 years. They have amassed a 6-terabyte design catalog, encompassing all aspects of design history for their clients, past and present. An asset easily valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. Before DataWard, Jason backed up the massive database himself, daily for over a decade, using everything from CDs to zip disks. He realized the need for a more efficient and sustainable solution but was unable to find one to meet their requirements. After some failed experiments that resulted in data loss, Jason was on the hunt for a "bullet-proof" solution. He was introduced to DataWard in 2015, and together, created his ideal solution. DataWard's solution was elegantly simple; an on-site server with a real-time, mirrored off-site backup on identical hardware. The solution minimized the possibility of data loss and provided Jason with rapid disaster recovery response capabilities to completely and fully restore their database within minutes. Throughout our 6-year relationship, Impressions printing has not incurred data loss nor experienced any associated downtime. DataWard removed a massive burden from Jason which freed him to focus on Impressions most valuable asset, their clients. "It's just total, absolute confidence and trust in the solution...and that's exactly what I was looking for initially... and so that is exactly what we achieved and honestly achieved it really quickly."
Mitch Armstrong is the sales manager and general "IT guy" for Wayde's Equipment, a premier agricultural product supplier and service center with two locations in central Missouri. Before DataWard, Wayde's Equipment utilized an on-premises server to host their Line of Business application which was prone to failure and data loss. When Wayde's Equipment acquired their second store in Union, MO., they wanted a solution that would enable both locations to be managed with the same LOB app and wouldn't require another server. That’s when they reached out to DataWard for help. We quickly determined a cloud-based server was the ideal solution. Once implemented, Wayde's Equipment immediately reaped the benefits. Mitchell and Wayde were able to "keep an eye" on both stores remotely. They were able to efficiently and effectively manage inventories, identify needs, and share products between the two locations. Our cloud solution removed the burden of on-premises server hardware. Wayde's Equipment no longer worries about server maintenance or the risk of data loss. Instead, they can focus on their commitment to providing superior quality products and customer service to their Crawford County community. "I mean, you guys all know, it's [cloud server] irreplaceable. I don't know if we could ever go back now. Inventory-wise, we can both keep up with each other…and it's nice. Multi-unit stores do have an advantage with being able to share products. And without being on the same level, same system, we weren't able to get that done efficiently.”