2018 Winner Profile

Easterseals Blake Foundation

Project Description:
Easterseals Blake Foundation is a midsize nonprofit organization that provides human services and social services to over 20,000 individuals and families across Arizona each year, with an emphasis on serving the disadvantaged. With a goal of operating more efficiently and more cost effectively, agency business leaders along with the CEO and the head of the foundation's information technology department resolved to collaborate on a complete redesign of the agency's information technology infrastructure. The team focused on business alignment and strategic planning to deliver improved productivity, business process efficiency and ultimately profitability, through improved information system service availability, performance and capabilities as well as reduced risk. The project delivered a number of needed improvements to information technology infrastructure along with highly available wireless with improved performance and coverage, highly available servers with improved performance and disaster recovery and videoconferencing -- all of which improved staff productivity and business process efficiency.
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Thomas Wolfe, CIO
Ema Kammeyer, CEO
Tucson, Ariz.
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