The Level Four Group of companies consists of Level Four Group, a business consulting firm; Level Four Advisory Services, an SEC registered investment advisory firm; Level Four Insurance Services, a master general insurance agency; and Level Four Tax and Advisors, an accounting firm. (more…)
Executive Money Managers, Inc. (EMM) is a referral-only, boutique investment advisor firm based in Marietta, GA. By 2005, the growth of its business intersected with the growth of its information management challenges. (more…)
The Virginia Port Authority hired Angela Ellis as its SharePoint Administrator in 2007, but it wasn’t long before her boss, Deputy Executive Director of Administration and CFO Rodney Oliver, enlisted her to start looking into enterprise content management (ECM) solutions.
“Rodney recognized that although SharePoint could do many great things for our organization, DoD 5015.2-certified records management wasn’t one of them,” says Ellis, who today is a senior web analyst for the Port Authority. (more…)
When making the case for upgrading Shakopee, MN, to Laserfiche Avante, Carrie Duckett, the city’s Information Technology Coordinator, did her due diligence. “To date, there hasn’t been one Minnesota city that’s purchased Laserfiche and left for one of its main competitors. But in 2010 alone, six of the state’s cities and counties migrated onto Laserfiche from a competitive system.” (more…)
With 265,000 residents, Durham County is home to the famed Research Triangle Park, one of the most prominent high-tech R&D centers in the world. As such, the county’s IT Department has quite the legacy to live up to.
“Technical innovation and efficiency are important to our citizens,” says Steve Barden, Systems Development Supervisor for Durham County, “and they’re a top priority for the IT Department as well.” (more…)
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) is one of the largest and highest-performing national healthcare organizations in the United Kingdom. Providing services for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, SEPT serves a population of 1.5 million across three counties, with over 3,500 employees and an operating a budget of more than $300 million. (more…)
Brent Burns and Stephen Huxley founded Asset Dedication, LLC in 2002 with an innovative notion: that the liability-driven investment portfolios common in the institutional world could be engineered for individuals according to their specific income needs, akin to a personalized pension fund. In 2009, advancements in processor technology, coupled with the support of BondDesk Group, LLC, gave the Mill Valley, CA-based firm the opportunity to transition from consultants into a full-service sub-advisor offering individualized portfolio management to RIAs.
Key to this transition, Burns believed, was leveraging business technology to minimize both the operational and risk management costs of working directly with advisors. “As a growing company, technology was the way to get more done with a smaller headcount,” he says.
Internal Medicine Center, LLC (IMC), a multi-specialty practice with 20 providers, is the largest independent clinic in Mobile, AL. Established in 1946, it’s also the oldest, compiling over 60 years of patient records.
With so many specialties—and specialists—IMC’s Board of Directors wanted to use electronic medical records (EMR) software to improve operational processes, encouraged by the promise of ARRA stimulus money to help fund it. But IMC’s Practice Administrator, Christine L. Holliman, CMPE, took a more pragmatic view of the situation.
“All vendors talk about the efficiencies of an EMR and the increase in the levels of coding that can be achieved from full implementation,” she says. “As my physicians are many different ages, the idea of transitioning to a full-blown EMR was daunting, to say the least.” (more…)