CEB-Case_Study

CEB-Case_Study - GlobalITStrategy TheClient

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Challenge Rapid growth Disparate IT platforms Unstable environment Sensitive data repository relocation Global expansion The Cavan Solution Assess existing IT environment Develop global IT strategy and framework architecture and systems Develop Data Center strategy Project Manage deployment and IT initiatives IT Strategy aligned with business goals and objectives Stable flexible and scalable IT infrastructure platforms Secure, high availability data center Successful corporate relocation with zero business impact Global IT Strategy The Client Corporate Executive Board (CEB, http://www.executiveboard.com/ ) is a best practice research and advisory firm that offers Fortune 500 companies guidance in areas from Finance and HR to IT. CEB’s membership includes 70% of the Fortune 100 and 80% of the Fortune 500, and spans over 50 countries with approximately 4,700 members. Business Challenge: CEB rapidly grew in between 2001 and 2005, during which it expanded into several global markets, had five office locations in the DC area alone, was supporting three data center spaces, and was struggling to maintain availability in a widely disparate telecommunications and networking environment. In addition, CEB is believed to have the largest single, private repository of confidential corporate information in the World. Information of this nature is extremely valuable and sensitive, and must be secured, backed up and made highly available. In 2005, CEB made a decision to consolidate all offices in
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