Unifying communications across multiple locations through one IT strategy was essential for Landmark’s success and growth.
Landmark Implement Built Long-Term IT Strategy to Match Growth and Service Commitment
With many locations across multiple states, Landmark Implement needed a long-term IT strategy to keep up with its agriculture equipment sales and service—especially in its rural outposts. They hired a new director of IT, who identified the need for unification of the various sites through a better communication infrastructure. But, most available options in rural locations were piecemeal solutions.
Upgrading to a CenturyLink MPLS network created a backbone for the operation, allowing all 18 locations across Nebraska and Kansas to be unified. The director of IT also moved Landmark’s core data center into a CenturyLink Colocation arrangement for increased security. Finally, the addition of CenturyLink Cloud allows Landmark to remain available to customers 24/7, which is particularly important at harvest time.
Benefits and Results
Connected all 18 locations across two states with MPLS network
Hosted VoIP integrated voice and data in local sites and created greater collaboration across the company
Moved core data center into Colocation arrangement with Network Based Security, increasing protection
Adding Cloud provided dedicated compute and storage, opening future possibilities
Cloud mobility made it possible to service customers 24/7—especially important at harvest time