2008 Winner Profile

Network Services

Project Description:
As part of a corporate program to reduce its environmental impact, the paper goods and janitorial products distributor redesigned its data center and disaster recovery processes. Through the NetGreen project, the company consolidated 42 servers to 12 in its primary data center, saving $133,428 annually, and reduced the number of servers in its disaster recovery data center from 22 to seven. The company also deployed document imaging systems to reduce paper use. The organization claims it has a competitive advantage as a company that practices "green" business in the back office as well as providing environmentally friendly products to its customers.
Project type:
Document Management, Virtualization
Business Functions:
Marketing, Sales, IT operations
Business Goal:
Strategic /Competitive Advantage
R. James Alexy, CEO
Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Revenue (2007):
$948 million
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