Several years ago Primeplus NSC reached out to Mode5 to help upgrade their existing server infrastructure and manage their on-premises network. It was critical to get a stable network up and running because they are a small non-profit organization, and as such, “we are just not able to hire an IT person on staff to work with us.” Mode5 deployed a new server and the network performed optimally for several years. However, when it was time for another upgrade, Ms. Berg, had to make a decision about whether to reinvest in an on-premises server solution or not.
“Five years down the road, components began to become obsolete… we had to ask ourselves if we should reinvest in that entire infrastructure, and if so, what are the pros and cons? The disadvantages for our agency became obvious”, says Ms. Berg. “Non-profits often must utilize grants to pay for capital expenditures and because of the economy, much of that money is not available anymore. In addition, we recognized that the agency would be faced with the same situation further down the road. We needed to take a big picture approach to make this decision.”