Case Study

Unified Communications Platforms Used to Solve Company Needs Today and Future Growth

The Background

Allan Myers is a vertically integrated, heavy civil construction company and material supplier, headquartered in the mid-Atlantic region. Since its founding 75 years ago, Allan Myers has been creating the infrastructure that helps build our nation. As a contractor and materials producer, they have been responsible for creating the roads, bridges, treatment plants, residential/commercial developments and pipelines that connect our communities to services, clean water and each other.

The Challenge

Allan Myers regional offices, materials plants, job sites and workforce are spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, making its need for robust and secure collaboration tools a necessity. “We needed to enable our employees to effectively communicate from anywhere, at any time, on any device,” says Jim Edmunds, Director of Information Technology at Allan Myers. “We asked Nortec to consult with us on how to accomplish our goals and implement a project plan.”

The Solution

After reviewing the firm’s timeline, budget, and long-term growth plans, Nortec recommended Okta and ShoreTel Sky unified communications tools.

The Benefits

Okta is an enterprise-grade, identity management service, built for the cloud, but compatible with many on-premises applications. With Okta, Allan Myers IT department can manage employee’s access to applications from any device.

ShoreTel Sky is a secure hosted unified communications (UC) solution built to scale, grow, and evolve as needed. This allows Allan Myers to meet their growing demand to quickly add or migrate services as new locations come on line.

“Thanks to Nortec’s expertise, Allan Myers now has the collaboration tools it needs to continue to grow and serve our communities well into the future,” says Edmunds.