ePlus Selected by Eastman Kodak Company for Managed Services and Staffing Solutions
HERNDON, VA - November 5, 2013 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been selected by Kodak for a 36-month Managed Services and Staffing engagement. After many years of using a traditional outsourced model, Kodak sought a flexible services solution to better align its current business requirements with a fluctuating workload.
ePlus developed a custom solution for Kodak that includes:
- ePlus Managed Services to monitor and manage Kodak's Cisco router/switch and wireless infrastructure
- On-site staff to provide service delivery management and engineering support for trouble tickets, move/adds/changes, break/fix, and configurations as well as network architecture engineering design
- 24X7 on-site break/fix coverage for 17 sites around the United States and Canada
- Cabling for sites in the United States and Canada
Kodak chose ePlus for the services engagement due to its ability to create a flexible, targeted solution that met essential business requirements. In addition, ePlus' services portfolio offers potential for extended support in the future.
"We are quite pleased with the level of service, responsiveness, and collaboration we have received from ePlus," said Bill Abrams, director of Global Operations. "The entire project was executed exceptionally well, including a smooth 60-day cutover to the new network support model. The cost-effective, tailored solution addresses our variable workload and provides end-to-end network management and monitoring capabilities. For the first time, we have detailed visibility into the status and health of our devices and data infrastructure, allowing us to see traffic and outage patterns and be proactive to achieve quicker response times-a huge gain for Kodak."
"I'm proud of how our team demonstrated the highest levels of agility and business focus to adapt our model and concentrate on Kodak's business needs," said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of Services at ePlus. "Our innovative, flexible solution proved to Kodak that ePlus was a true business partner, capable of enhancing Kodak's IT environment. By blending Managed Services with Staffing Solutions, we were able to deliver improved service at a lower cost-and ultimately a true win-win scenario for Kodak."
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications, and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit www.kodak.com.
About ePlus inc.
ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 900 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit www.ePlus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@ePlus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus.
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