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Consulting & Strategy

Leverage our experience in IT Consulting and Strategy

More than an IT services provider, consider us your trusted advisor

Keeping up with the latest technology and trends is exhausting, but that’s why we’re here to help you navigate the dynamic enterprise technology landscape. WEI maintains relationships with leading manufacturers in the market―from start-ups with innovative breakthrough technology to the industry giants who continue to pave the way for enterprise tech. Our professional IT services are designed with you in mind, and our team will work with you to define the right solution that meets the needs of your business now, and the future.

Consultation

You’ll enjoy our vendor-agnostic approach during IT consulting engagements: we can keep you up-to-date on market trends and help you cut through the noise to understand which solutions are proving their worth in enterprise environments like yours. We can host your team on-site for a full-day or half-day session to review your IT strategy and/or educate your team about the solutions that can help move your business forward.

Additionally, WEI’s on-site labs independently test manufacturer claims and performance numbers and utilize that information in recommendations and product guidance. Objectives of an initial consultation include:

  • Meet personnel involved
  • Discuss current environment
  • Discuss desired business results
  • Set parameters for success
  • Establish timeline
  • Establish loose scope of work

Learn more about consultation, design, and strategy in our service brief >>

Assessment

How can you recommend a solution if you don’t fully understand the current environment? Very often an assessment is the first step in developing a path to a desired outcome. WEI can perform a site and environment assessment to help you determine the best plan for the evolving technology needs of your organization. From power infrastructure, to space, to multi-vendor platforms, WEI engineers will deliver back a report that analyzes and recommends an array of the best choices.

To create a custom solution that truly delivers, WEI assesses your company in detail in five categories: network, storage, virtualization, infrastructure, and security. We can also conduct specific assessments based on your needs, such as cloud readiness, adopting containers or a Hybrid IT strategy review, just ask.

  1. Network Assessment – Increase connections without increased complexity. WEI looks at different aspects of your network including its wired network, wireless network, and its data center infrastructure. Our goal is to ensure that your network resources are optimized to peak performance levels, all while operating in a fast, reliable, and flexible way.
  2. Storage Assessment – Your storage infrastructure should adapt to your dynamic needs. We’ll analyze your current storage environment, assess the business workflow, and provide a contrast of current objectives against projected growth. With WEI as a partner, we’ll help ensure you never overpay for storage again.
  3. Virtualization Assessment – IT leaders are delivering IT services using a cloud-like delivery model. How virtualized is your environment? How are you using the cloud? WEI’s virtualization practice is designed to help you optimize your virtual environment. We deliver customized reports of recommended actions to improve capacity, performance and efficiency, and we can help identify opportunities for CapEx and OpEx savings.
  4. Infrastructure Assessment – The time to modernize your data center is now. Transformational technologies such as high-speed networks, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure, software-defined components, and hybrid cloud appliances provide game changing advantages. We’ll help you understand how these solutions fit in your environment, discuss opportunities for efficiency improvements, and the most cost-effective approach to implementation.
  5. Security Assessment – Security is non-negotiable. As the network expands outside of traditionally controlled environments, access points and devices become more mobile and diverse. Find out where the gaps are and learn best practices from our team of enterprise security experts. We can talk about cloud security, too.

Contact us to discuss whether an assessment is right for you, and to discover if there may be funding in place to subsidize or eliminate the cost of your assessment.

Learn more about WEI assessments in our Service Brief >>

Architecture Design

Due to our long-standing vendor partnerships and our passion for innovation, WEI’s solution architects have the experience and technical know-how to architect customized scalable platforms that will perform for years to come. Including WEI early in the strategic architecture and design phases of IT lifecycle decisions is a winning strategy―and it comes at no cost. WEI offers this service free as part of the value we deliver every day. Superb value is what you can come to expect from our solution architects, and the following details are covered in every engagement:

  • Size and provision
  • Design and tech edit
  • Visio diagrams
  • Proof of concept procedure
  • Statement of work development
  • Pricing and time frame details
  • Finalize quote and terms

Learn more about these pre-sales value-added services in our Service Brief >>

Implementation

Seamless implementations require effective assessments, planning, and execution by an experienced team that can deliver projects on time and on budget, and we happen to shine in executing all those details. Our proven methodology for delivering custom solutions doesn’t stop at implementation. Your project team sees new solutions all the way through to final implementation, including any training needed for complete customer understanding of the new technology and/or solution.

Proper implementation, integration, and testing warrant that no delays or unexpected problems will occur. WEI has the on-site resources for full integration and testing and we perform interoperability and environment reviews to certify the proper technical and physical fit, and that all your business goals are being ensured. What’s more, we’re able to scale operationally to perform large scale rollouts that can serve your entire enterprise—and put your mind at ease.

On-site installation services include comprehensive racking, installation and cabling of servers, professional and organized wiring, disposal of all unneeded materials, and more. Our goal is to reduce the amount of resources needed by your team to carry out these deployments while simultaneously reducing impact on your daily business operations.

At the highest level, implementation services include the following:

  • Source materials
  • Prepare for and build solution
  • Update revisions
  • Burn in and test configuration
  • Deliver and install
  • Hand off to client team for deployment

Learn more about our Implementation Services in our service brief >>

Watch this video tour of WEI’s headquarters and you will quickly see why we are different from other VARs.

Questions about WEI’s customer-focused approach to consultation, design, and delivery? Contact us today to start a discussion.