Data Platform Case Study

Spinal Life Case Study

Executive Summary

The introduction of the NDIS sparked a review of Spinal Life Australia’s operations, including its IT infrastructure, with the goal of preparing the organisation for the many NDIS related challenges and opportunities ahead. This coincided with their long-held recognition that they were due for a major hardware refresh. Spinal Life Australia has multiple sites across the State and with the NDIS changes looming, the IT team needed to ensure that they could continue to support the organisation over the next few years, enabling people to work from any device, anytime, anywhere – without complexities.

WARDY IT Solutions was contracted to manage the migration from SQL Server 2008 on-premise to SQL Server 2014 in the cloud, as part of the wider project of moving to an infrastructure-as-a-service environment. WARDY IT Solutions installed and configured the new servers in two separate data centres. This high-availability, always-on solution was seen as the best option for Spinal Life Australia in its pursuit of a stable, flexible, reliable and secure system for data storage, analysis, management and reporting.

At a glance, the solution delivered:

  • An improved user experience to all Spinal Life Australia’s management and staff – irrespective of their role or location, providing efficiency and productivity gains across the organisation.
  • System performance issues have reduced dramatically, allowing Spinal Life Australia to sharpen its focus on the ongoing attainment of its strategic goals.
  • New economies of scale for Spinal Life Australia – a significant development that will enhance its ability to not only remain viable but compete successfully in a fundamentally altered disability services industry landscape.
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