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Actual companies, their specific IT challenges, and Azure Horizons’ customized solutions. Nothing speaks more clearly than the words of your client. Select a Case Study below and see how we deliver tangible outcomes to businesses like yours:

Total Managed IT Support For Dental Clinic

Solutions: Managed IT Support, Line of Business Application Support

Executive Summary: Complete Dentistry of Orland Park, owned by Dr. Curt Ringhofer, DDS, was first formed in 2001 with a focus on delivering caring, comfortable and comprehensive dental care to the entire family. While the practice has grown and evolved, that focus has not changed and the care, comfort and expertise provided to each patient remains their top priority.

The evolution and technological advances within the dental industry continue at a fast pace. Dr. Ringhofer knows that in order for him to stay focused on delivering exceptional dental care, he needs to have top performing and reliable technology infrastructure. This is why he has partnered with Azure Horizons for the past 3 years, via their Managed IT Services offering, to ensure his IT systems keep pace with his ever growing practice.

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Delivering Managed IT Support To Non Profit Organization

Solutions: Managed IT Support, Compliance and Regulations

Executive Summary: For over 50 years, the Oak Park Residence Corporation has operated with the primary mission to promote Oak Park as a diverse and economically balanced community by providing quality rental housing at an affordable price. The corporation carries out its mission principally by acquiring older apartment buildings, rehabilitating them into assets that contribute to their neighborhoods, and providing quality management services.

As a non-profit organization operating in the low income housing sector, staying abreast of compliance regulations and technology as it relates to client data and funding is key to being able to continue to deliver on its mission. James King, Director of Senior Housing, knows this all to well. For the past 38 ½ years, Jim has had to balance the needs of their clients while ensuring regulatory and compliance policies are maintained; all on a very restricted budget. This is where Keith and Azure Horizons has played a key role for more than 11 years via their Managed IT Services solution.

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Delivering Managed IT Support To Non Profit Organization

Solutions: Managed IT Support, Technology Asset Sourcing

Executive Summary: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple is an architectural masterpiece, embodying the bold elegance, visionary experimentation, and functional integrity that characterize modern architecture. It is considered to be among the most innovative and imaginative structures of the 20th century. In 1970, Unity Temple was designated a National Historic Landmark. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF) was founded in 1973 by volunteers dedicated to restoring and preserving Unity Temple. Over time, the organization has evolved to promote architecture awareness and education through programs and events, introducing diverse public audiences to Unity Temple and to the design principles that inspired this iconic masterpiece.

As a non-profit organization, funding is always a challenge. Technology is typically one of the last areas to be considered during annual budgeting. This is where Keith and Azure Horizons has played a key role by delivering quality IT services within a very restricted budget.

Keith originally met UTRF’s Executive Director, Heidi Ruehle-May, 8 years ago when she was the Development Manager at Housing Forward. At that time, Azure Horizons was providing the IT management and consulting services to the organization. Heidi was impressed with Keith’s technical expertise and personalized service; so much so that when she joined UTRF last year, Keith was the vendor she selected to support UTRF.

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Delivering Managed IT Support To Non Profit Organization

Solutions: Managed IT Support, CIO Consulting

Executive Summary: Bounce Children’s Foundation®, a Chicago area not for profit organization, builds community for chronically ill children and their families because they believe every child deserves to be a kid, not just a patient. Their mission is to transform the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving. Launched in 2015, the organization is growing rapidly and envisions a day when it can support every family raising a chronically ill child across America.

As a startup during challenging economic times, the organization needed an IT provider who understood their requirements and was sensitive to their budgetary limitations. This is where Keith and Azure Horizons came in.

Keith originally met Bounce CEO, Joan M. Steltmann, when she was the Executive Director at Children’s Starlight Foundation - Midwest. It didn’t take long for her to be impressed with his IT expertise and passion for helping others. When Joan launched Bounce, there was no question she needed to reach out to Keith. Although she’s not an “IT person” Joan spent 15 years as a Marketing Executive with tech giant IBM prior to joining the not-for-profit sector. As she likes to say, “I have just enough technology knowledge to be dangerous.” This makes Joan and Keith a right fit team when planning and implementing technology strategies for Bounce.

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Total IT Managed Support for Dental Clinic

Solutions: Managed IT Support, Windows 7 Upgrades

Executive Summary: Dente Complete Dentistry, owned by Dr. Emilio Couret, DDS, was first formed in 2001 and since that time, the practice has transformed the smiles of over 6,000 people in the Chicagoland area. Through the years, Dr. Couret and his team have remained committed to treating patients using the most recent advances in dental science in a welcoming, caring, and comfortable environment. Dr. Couret shares that he became a dentist because he has a passion for healing and for making people smile. Dentistry gives him the opportunity both to care for people in the community, and to make them excited about smiling again.

According to Practice Manager Zhana Robinson, the critical role that technology plays in the day to day operations of the business allows them to deliver quality and compassionate care to their patients. Balancing technological advances while managing the operational budget can be a challenge. Via their Managed IT Services offering, Azure Horizons has been able to ensure Dente Complete Dentistry’s IT systems are up to date and in compliance with healthcare regulations while being mindful of budgetary limitations.

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Total IT Managed Support for Print & Mailing Services Industry

Solutions: Managed IT Support, Cloud Backup

Executive Summary: We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alvin Cole, Operations Manager of The UPS Store 0980 based in Oak Park, IL, about his experiences in working with Keith and Azure Horizons, Inc.

Alvin brought a unique perspective to the discussion. Prior to joining The UPS Store team approximately 2 years ago, he had spent time as an Operations Manager with several large retail organizations including Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond. As such, he’s worked with enterprise level technology support teams which has given him an appreciation for the opportunity to partner a local technology support company like Azure Horizons, Inc. For the past 5 years, Azure Horizons has been the go-to provider for in house and cloud data backup services for The UPS Store 0980.

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Break/Fix Support For Non-Profit Children’s School

Solutions: Break/Fix Network Support

Executive Summary: Founded in 2004 by Daniel P. Ryan, The Children’s School’s mission is to nurture students' innate curiosity and love of learning through democratic practice, emergent curriculum, and hands-on projects, helping students become lifelong problem-solvers and engaged citizens.

It goes without saying that as a nonprofit educational institution, the operating budget is always tight, and resources are slim. When the organization recently moved locations and began to experience significant issues with their Wi-Fi network, it was a priority to identify the cause and remediate the problem to reduce the impact on their day to day operations.

While the school originally had a 3rd party provider who oversaw their technology systems, they became virtually non-responsive to the organization which led the Director of Administration, Pamela Freese, Ph.D., to seek out a new technology partner which is when Pamela contacted Keith at Azure Horizons, Inc. His quick response and ability to decode ‘geek speak’ into terms that the average non-technical person can understand are just two of the reasons Pamela engaged with Keith and his team to identify and resolve their network issues.

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