Case Studies Guide

Case Studies | Technology | Networking

Our comprehensive guide to technology solutions implemented by channel partners in specific vertical markets.

Meru Networks-Sun Health

The challenge Sun Health was facing was that their early generation wireless network was unable to provide seamless network coverage. This left the healthcare network unable to take full advantage of the capabilities of new clinical applications and point of care devices. As a result, they began searching for a reliable and pervasive WLAN network.

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BMC Software - Arch Chemicals, Inc

Arch Chemicals is a global specialty chemical company that needed to replace its custom-built help desk to improve root cause analysis, enhance decision making and respond to server events based on business impact.

Citrix - CambridgeSoft Corp

CambridgeSoft Corp had increased its off-shoring operations and needed to accelerate file tranfers between remote offices, offshore contractors and field staff.

Cisco - First Community Bank

First Community Bank operates 64 retail branches in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The bank needed a new flexible communications platform to meet the needs of its growing and expanding branches and employees.

Microsoft - Pioneer Electronics

Pioneer Electronics needed to provide superior customer service. To help achieve this, Pioneer dealers needed a forum to share installation expertise for increasingly sophisticated after-market car audio products.

3Com - Jordan School District, Utah

The Jordan School District is the largest and fastest-growing school district in Utah. It expects the district's population will to grow from 75,000 to 100,000 by the year 2012. As a result, the district required a cost-effective, scalable way to improve classroom safety, while at the same time securing its network and increasing network access across its 250 sq. mi. service area.

3COM - Covenant Health

Covenant Health is a leading Tennessee healthcare provider that uses advanced technologies to deliver information to employees and physicians. With six hospitals ranging in size from fifty to 540 beds, Covenant Health needed an affordable array of powerful network systems to expand its connectivity and deliver new-generation PACS and healthcare applications.

3COM - Goodwill Industries of Toronto

Goodwill Toronto, a Canadian registered charity manages 32 stores and training centers in Greater Toronto, Central and Eastern Ontario. Goodwill Toronto's technology infrastructure limited its ability to manage its daily business. The company sought an enterprise network that would converge telephony and data between its new headquarters and its stores.

3Com-GAI Consultants

GAI Consultants is a multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Pennsylvania. Boasting 7 main offices and several more in the field, this successful company employs nearly 600 individuals and has 130 CADD users. When GAI Consultants moved to its new location in Pittsburgh, the company faced a daunting challenge: establishing an IT infrastructure from the ground up.

3Com-One World Hotel

One World Hotel offers five-star accommodations in Malaysia’s Klang Valley. When the hotel opened its doors in 2007, the owners envisioned that it would set a new standard for service and luxury. The hotel’s owners, who also own an adjoining shopping center, were searching for a strong and flexible network infrastructure. They needed an infrastructure that would enable the deployment of new applications without rewiring or recabling, which would result in added expenses and disruptions to business operations. They also required a system that would support the implementation of a range of modern services, such as CCTV security, IP telephony, and Internet access.


Hospitals across the country are required to keep medical records to comply with federal and state law. EDCO converts hard copy documents into digital images so they can be efficiently stored and retrieved by hospitals as needed. To run their image processing programs, EDCO used rack-mount servers. The company realized they were facing a serious problem when they ran out of rack space for servers that supported document conversion operations.

3Com-Workers Accident Medical Corporation

The Workers Accident Medical Corporation (WAMC), located in Seoul, South Korea, provides medical services for individuals who are injured on the job. This state-run institution operates two hospitals. Before implementing 3Com technologies, the Workers Accident Medical Corporation was facing several challenges. Both hospitals were experiencing severe problems with network stability, both because of outdated equipment and increased data traffic. In addition, the hospitals were receiving poor technical support from their existing vendor.

3Com-Forney Independent School District

The Forney Independent School District is located in Texas. It consists of a dozen elementary and secondary schools, and is one of the fastest growing public school districts in the state. Because of the steady increases in the number of students attending the Forney Independent School District’s educational institutions, a need arose for a highly functional, streamlined network that could effectively serve the district’s 7,000 students and 1,000 faculty members and other personnel.

Citrix-DeVry University

DeVry University, a private educational organization, offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, and is known throughout the country for the quality of its IT programs. After trying several application delivery solutions, DeVry attended a demo of Citrix Presentation Server and realized it was exactly what they had been looking for. They now use this program with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 as the primary method of delivering applications to online students.

Citrix-Reed Specialist Recruitment

In 2005, Reed Specialist Recruitment began to seek out ways to improve its overall IT use. Specifically, they were hoping to cut spending by 20 percent. They also desired a flexible solution that would support rapid growth, allow for the rollout of new offices, reduce the company's carbon footprint, and help them connect with potential clients throughout the world and win new contracts.

Zeus is an online shopping site that sells a variety of products, including games, books, electronics, and software. As continued to grow, the company began looking for a way to replace the existing Microsoft Network Load Balancers with a product that would permit the Internet retailer to scale up its e-commerce capacity at any time by as many servers as needed.

A10 Networks-Interline Brands

Internet Brands' network runs a variety of applications and platforms, including Microsoft Active 'Directory, Exchange, and Oracle. Because of the diverse nature of its network, the company’s help desk received a large number of calls regarding lost passwords and user account management. This problem was taking up administrators’ time and lowering staff productivity. Interline Brands needed a solution that would allow users to reset passwords and permit password changes to be applied to several disparate systems.

ViewSonic-Riverside Medical Clinic

The challenge Riverside was facing was that they wanted to develop a new method for physicians to write prescriptions. Specifically, they wanted a device that would allow doctors to write electronic prescriptions right in the exam room, and then print those prescriptions or send them by e-mail or fax to the patient and/or the pharmacy.

F5 Networks-Joyent

Joyent is an open cloud computing vendor with more than 25,000 customers. The challenge Joyent was facing was that they needed to find a way to offer flexible, highly scalable open cloud computing that was also application aware. To do this, they needed to consider the core architecture of their cloud computing system.

Hitachi Data Systems-National University of Singapore

When the Centre for Quantum Technologies was established in 2007, it needed an advanced laboratory with an IT system that would allow high speed information to be captured and data collected by researchers to be shared. To make this state-of-the-art IT system a reality, the CQT had to overcome numerous challenges. The system would need to support data intensive research applications, cope with peaks in utilization and data generation, and support up to 200 quantum information users.

Lantronix-Spectrum CNC Technologies

With the assistance of a Lantronix design engineer, Spectrum decided to combine its proprietary software with the Lantronix MatchPort b/g to create the Spectrum WiBox. This new and improved solution wirelessly connected computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines using IEEE 802.11 b/g networks.

Lantronix-Secura Key

A few years ago, Secura Key developed SK-ACP, an access control panel for entry/exit management. To allow the initial version of SK-ACP to connect to a network, Secura Key relied on the Lantronix UDS1100 external device server. The security company, however, wanted to upgrade their product to have embedded networking capability so it could offer both wired and wireless remote management.

Meru Networks-The Heathland School

Heathland evaluated a number of industry solutions, ultimately deciding that Meru technologies could best meet their needs. A Meru Wireless LAN MC3050 50-port controller and 37 Meru AP201 access points were used to set up the school’s new and improved wireless network.

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