senior director of technology, houston zoo
Comparison insights has given us the unprecedented ability to compare ourselves to other people like us and see how we are doing.
A local nonprofit committed to animal care and sustainable operations, with over 2.5 million visitors every year, needed to update its IT infrastructure in order to ensure its internal operations could continue to run smoothly.
Because of their long-term IT infrastructure expansion, they needed innovative ways to maintain accurate information. This required a thorough examination of its IT environment. With knowledge of all assets and data, the nonprofit could effectively support their IT and engage in comprehensive continuity planning.
MRE deployed Audix Insights™ on the nonprofit’s network to assess its overall IT health and determine an ideal course of action. Audix quickly and accurately provided a holistic picture of the IT infrastructure, including the discovery of previously unknown assets, determination of available disk space, and predictions of upcoming hardware and software replacements. Audix then generated visuals of this key data, allowing the leadership team to identify and address trends and anomalies.
Armed with data and insights, the nonprofit gained a better understanding of how to strategically design and manage a stable IT infrastructure for growth.
Access to financial data made well-managed budgets significantly easier to achieve, and assessments of hardware health accurately estimated machine replacement costs.
Audix also produced at-a-glance disk space usage and availability, allowing them to detect anomalies and proactively free up necessary resources before problems arose.
Not only did Audix help the nonprofit achieve its internal goals, it also provided the tools for external industry-wide comparisons. They can now easily benchmark its IT health to similar organizations.