You many not think of IT solutions when you think of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), which is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. However, they provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe. With over 400 offices around the world, they now bring their clients the latest in cloud and advanced security – and they have partnered with Effortless to just that.
NGKF Uses Effortless to Bring Fast, Reliable, and Secure Solutions to their clients in the Healthcare Industry.
“The partnership of NGKF and Effortless means a whole new level of data privacy, HIPAA compliancy, scalability and reliability for our clients” said Bryan Loewen, Executive Managing Director of NGKF. “Our clients, such as the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, and others, are all faced with the same mounting regulations – from CMS, HIPAA, HITECH, not to mention the myriad of EHR challenges. We also see a need for increased data privacy and an escalation in legacy equipment upgrades. Effortless allows us to get that all on the table from the get-go with their complete suite of products and support. Bundling it all together brings stability and financial benefits. They have demonstrated that they can protect and support our clients allowing us to create breakthroughs in technology. What they offer is a game changer for the healthcare industry.”
To get a better idea of the relationship with NGKF, Effortless asked Mr. Loewen a few questions.
Q. Describe the biggest challenge you helped Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute overcome?
The Institute was facing a much needed upgrade to their systems at a projected price tag of $275 thousand dollars right off the top for capital. Utilizing Effortless, we helped them not only eliminate this cost, their solution also removed the future costs of maintenance including costly upgrades to servers, devices, and new computers they would have been forced to purchase year after year.
Q. Explain the solution in more detail.
In the case of Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, we recommended that their entire network, including their servers, applications, email, Wi-Fi, encryption, and their user’s desktops all be virtualized with the full Effortless Suite of products. We also recommended that they utilize the advanced security product – Effortless Defense. This is the solution they went with – basically all-in-the-cloud with Effortless.
Q. How did it go?
We were able to negotiate on behalf of the client and take advantage of bulk pricing, so the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute got immediate advancements well under budget. The migration took place over several weekends, one office at a time, until each user was fully in the new secure cloud environment with Effortless. Users reported fewer day-to-day issues, and the board member’s are very pleased with the resulting advancements in compliance and make doing so a revenue center for our business model.