Owia Is Capable, Confident and Calm. Just What A Public Policy Research Committee in The Nation’s Capital Needs.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan non-profit organization that educates the public about issues that have a significant fiscal policy impact.  They are a busy office with 30 employees, some of whom work remotely and others on a part-time basis. They needed a more flexible computing environment and a network that would optimize their productivity, security and communications.

Simone Frank, Senior Advisor for The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget had relied on Owia Technology in a previous position before working for The Committee, so she knew they were up to the task.

Owia got right to work designing and setting up a new system with servers, desktops and remote access capabilities. They employed:

  • Microsoft Cluster Server, a program that allows server computers to work together as one in a cluster.  This provided the staff increased availability of applications.
  • NetApp Storage Area Network to increase their storage efficiency, simplify data management, and reduce their resource needs and costs.
  • Microsoft Exchange business email to help increase their user productivity and protect communication data.
  • OS33 Cloud Computing to integrate web-based access for all of their applications, data, email, file sharing and collaborative tools.

Simone commented on the changes Owia Technology made:

“Running virtual desktops vs. traditional ones is so helpful.  Our staff moves around a lot.  This way they always have access to resources and data when working from home or in other offices.  Not only has this made our work lives easier, it saves us time and increases our productivity.  Multiple staff members can share a device when required and still access the documents and information they need for their specific jobs. This flexibility has helped enormously.”

“Owia goes above and beyond the call of duty.  They work weekends, evenings, and once when Daryl from Owia was on vacation in Europe, he even helped us remotely with an issue. I would recommend Owia to any organization here in the DC Area.”

“Other than their expertise and reliability, one of the things I like about the team from Owia is their calm demeanor.  If a staff member has an IT issue, Owia can address it in a capable, calm, confident manner, and explain it in plain language.  Instead of panicking when something goes wrong, the staff now remains calm, thanks to Owia.”

Contact Owia Technology if you need a capable, confident and calm IT provider to increase your productivity and efficiencies.  Call (571) 499-4349 or email us at: info@owiatech.com