Industry Nonprofit Organization
Size ~87 employees
Location Chicago, Boston
  • Limited budget that didn’t leave room for a dedicated systems staff or data center
  • Needed IT support across geographically dispersed locations and employees
  • Aging computers and network speeds were slowing down the productivity of the staff
  • Many employees work in the field conducting site visits and working remotely on laptops, meaning they needed to be able to do business anywhere, anytime
  • Implemented secured, compliance-based archiving and a backup solution in event of a short or long-term disaster
  • mindSHIFT managed active directory and server infrastructure, including spam filtering, antivirus updates and patching
  • Developed a hybrid solution that leveraged aspects of the cloud to deliver high availability and access, while maintaining local desktop computers
  • Installed SharePoint so employees could have access to a corporate calendar in addition to finding information and communicating with each other more efficiently
  • Cloud-based hosted email, improved data security, reliable backup, expert support, and hardware management
  • Contained and predictable costs
  • Increased bandwidth and ability to connect and collaborate through the cloud

Affordable IT for Affordable Housing

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) came to mindSHIFT because their organization was experiencing the normal issues that nonprofits face - a limited budget with a broad mission that doesn’t leave room for a comprehensive IT plan. We were able to work with their geographically dispersed locations to design a solution that would shift their data to the cloud and deliver within their budget.

More than creating an environment where employees could communicate and collaborate seamlessly, we were able to give POAH an IT partnership — willing to learn their business and processes in order to give them the best service and support possible, so they can focus more on their mission to provide affordable housing and less on their IT.

Hear it from Them

Brad Blake, Vice President of IT

I was blown away by the resources mindSHIFT put toward our email migration. I knew right then we had picked the right partner.”