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Company: Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
Industry: Retail Stores
Key Technologies/Services: Application Development, IBM System i, IBM WebSphere Application Server
Snapshot: Braum's now has a more efficient, accurate, and less costly hiring process due to an online employment application system."The biggest impact we have seen is in the amount of time required to process our payroll every two weeks. Our retail payroll processing spans 2 days and in the past required approximately 112 man hours. 50 to 60 of those hours were spent entering all the new hire information. The paperless system has reduced the data entry time to around 10-15 man hours." - Eric Mangess, Project Lead, Braum’s Ice Bream and Dairy Stores

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Company: Advantage Bank
Industry: Banking
Key Technologies/Services: Server Setup, Backup Recovery, Data Migration, Complex Network issues, Block Hour Plan
Snapshot: Interview of Michael Rogers, Vice President. "We've yet to encounter an issue which e Tech's systems engineers have not resolved..."

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Company: Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Industry: Wholesalers and Distributors
Key Technologies/Services: Implementation and Integration, IBM System i and IBM software
Snapshot: e Tech assisted Great Plains to redesign and integrate its order processes in a way that delivered seamless realtime data flow from the field to factory floor. This synchronized data throughout the company and tightened its just-in-time processes.

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Company: Johnston Enterprises
Industry: Warehousing and Transportation
Key Technologies/Services: Application Development, ASP.NET and Windows Server
Snapshot: After building a custom Web-based solution to enable employees and customers to input/track orders and view inventory online, Johnston Enterprises increased their orders and sales four-fold while reducing required system management hours. "All of our work with e Tech Solutions has enabled us to grow our business without expanding personnel and it also allowed us to improve our already exceptional customer service. We are repeatedly commended on the up to the minute information that our web-based system provides." - Becky Carr, Johnston's Ports and Terminals

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Industry: Insurance
Key Technologies/Services: Microsoft .NET Application Development
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions worked with an Oklahoma City based construction bonding firm to develop an enterprise-wide application to handle three previously disparate areas of the client's business. The application provides a unified system which allows the client to have real-time insight into their business. The result is faster, more reliable data and decision making with increased profitability and efficiency.
 
Industry: Retail, Restaurant
Key Technologies: JAVA, WebSphere
Snapshot: e Tech worked with a large Oklahoma-based restaurant and grocery store to deploy an employee application system to run on kiosk's in each of its’ 280+ stores. Store, district and area managers review the applications as appropriate.

Industry: Insurance
Key Technologies/Services: UNIX, JAVA
Snapshot: A prominent legal insurance client has an email system it uses to disseminate information to its field representatives. A typical email distribution might consist of 749,735 emails. e Tech Solutions re-wrote the program and now the client can send to over 250,000 recipients in under 30 minutes.
 
Industry: Financial Services
Key Technologies: Microsoft .NET
Snapshot: An Oklahoma based accounting service handles all facets of accounting for an Oklahoma based restaurants franchisers and franchisees. Each month they compiled reports, printed them out and mailed them to franchisees. e Tech developed a system to compile reports using data from the System i and make them available via PDF's downloadable from the web. The result was an elimination of all costs associated with printing, posting and mailing reports. Also, franchisees are now able to download reports as they are updated. The client also see a more real-time view of pertinent data.
 
Industry: Financial Services
Key Technologies: Microsoft .NET Framework
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions worked with a Houston-based financial collections client to develop a web application which allowed their clients the ability to securely sign onto a website and view/update their account information as well as make payments. Phase two of the project allows debtors to see the status of collections. The application was developed in .NET communicating with an IBM System i Midrange Server.
 
Industry: Healthcare
Key Technologies: Microsoft .NET, DotNetNuke, Flash, SQL Server, Content Management
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions developed a website application for a healthcare client which provided information on physicians and their specialties. The application is a DotNetNuke Content Management System connected to SQL Server with some custom flash sprinkled into the homepage. Now the client’s marketing department can maintain further enhance the website as needed without need for HTML or any other web language expertise.
 
Industry: Social Services
Key Technologies/Services: Microsoft .NET Application Development
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions developed an application for a large Oklahoma City based religious organization which allowed the church's youth program to provide identity protection for children under their care. The application offered a system to identify, direct to the correct location and track all children who attend activities in the facility. It also provides a safe and secure method for parents to check in and check out children, alleviating the possibility that the wrong person could pick up a child. The entire application was built utilizing the latest in Microsoft .NET technology and is web based. It also included a website for promotion, product delivery and support for other organizations to use the product as well. As many as 14,000 people utilize the system on any given weekend.

 

Industry: Vitamin Supplement Marketing
Key Technologies/Services: Managed Services, .NET Application Development, RPG Application Development, IBM System i, Networking
Snapshot: An Oklahoma City dietary supplement client utilized e Tech Solutions expertise to augment existing staff to help manage their entire IT hardware and application development departments. e Tech provided hardware solutions with the IBM System i platform and Cisco network upgrades. In addition, e Tech also provided .NET and RPG development services while also managing their application development department.
 
Industry: Social Services
Key Technologies/Services: General IT services
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions works with an Oklahoma City based foundation to provide general IT services and support. Similar to many of e Tech's clients, the foundation has little or no IT staff. e Tech provides ongoing service and support to the IT environment and its users to ensure the foundation is up and running at all times.
 
Industry: Retail Restaurant
Key Technologies/Services: IBM System i POWER6, iTera High Availability Software
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions utilized the very latest in IBM System i POWER6 technology to deploy an enterprise High Availability solution for a prominent Oklahoma-based restaurant and grocery store. An IBM System i 9408-M25 operates as the production system while iTera software handles High Availability. An IBM 9406-520 machine serves as the offsite backup machine.
 
Industry: Insurance
Key Technologies/Services: WebSphere Application Server
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions worked with a leading legal insurance provider to migrate its existing web applications to the latest version of WebSphere Application Server. e Tech also assisted in initial unit testing and, after working with the client's internal development team on re-applying changes to the original codebase, assisted in full-blown Q&A testing of every aspect of the new web applications.
 
Industry: State and Local Government
Key Technologies/Services: IBM System i, Managed Services
Snapshot: e Tech is contracted by a vital Oklahoma state government agency to manage all phases of their midrange server environment. e Tech handles all aspects of the environment from software upgrades to full system backups.
 
Industry: Manufacturing
Key Technologies/Services: Security Audit
Snapshot: e Tech Solutions worked with an Oklahoma City based manufacturing client to perform a security audit and to develop a disaster recovery plan. Audits were performed in Oklahoma City, Portland and Germany locations using the latest technology to discover, document and recommend any and all vulnerabilities and areas of strength within the IT environment of the organization. A document was then produced which the client can not only use for reference but also during financial audit documentation as well.

 

Skill Set of e Tech Systems Engineers
 
Cisco Products: Cisco lOS routers (800, 1600, 1700, 1800, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700, 7200, 7500 Series), Cisco Catalyst switches (19XX, 29XX, 35XX, 400X, 550X, 65XX Series), Cisco 3000 Series VPN Concentrators (3005, 3015), Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Appliances (501, 506, 515 I ASA5505), Cisco Cache Engines and Content Engines (505, 507, 550), Cisco Aironet WiFi WLAN products (340, 350, 1100, 1200 series)
 
Microsoft Products: Windows Server 2000/Server 2003/Server 2008, Microsoft Small Business Server 2003/2008, SQL Server 7/2000/2005/2008, Exchange Server 2000/2003/2007, SharePoint Portal Server 2003/2007, Active Directory
 
Security Products/Applications: Cisco ASA & PIX Firewalls; Cisco VPN Concentrators; Symantec Enterprise Security; Astaro Security Gateway; Barracuda anti-Spyware and content filter appliances, corporate versions of A VG, Kasperskey and MalwareBytes, SonicWALL firewall administration (TZ and NSA Series), Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Advanced
 
Internet Applications: DNS and BIND, TACACS+ and RADIUS, SMTP/POP3/IMAP/WebMail, OpenSSH and OpenSSL, Webmin, VNC
 
Radio and RF Equipment: Trango/SunStream, Tranzeo, Wi-LAN, Proxim (Western Multiplex) Tsunami, Cisco Aironet, EnGenius, D-Link, LinkSys and Adaptive Broadband ATM based RF equipment
 
Videoconferencing and Streaming Video: Polycom ViewStation video conferencing units, Polycom StreamStation streaming video server, Polycom ShowStation IP conference projector, Canon VB-1 01 Web Camera Server, AXIS Web Cameras and Servers
 
Operating Systems: UNIX, Linux (particularly Red Hat and CentOS), Solaris (2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 7, 8, 9, 10); Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista,7; Windows 2000/2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2003/2008 Server, Windows Small Business Server 2003/2008, Mac OSX
 
Computer Hardware: Sun Workstations and Servers. Compaq, Dell, IBM and other laptops, desktops, and servers. Sun/Cobalt RaQ and CacheRaQ Server Appliances. Extreme Summit series switches
 
Computer Software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft MapPoint, Microsoft Visio, Lotus SmartSuite, Microsoft CRM Server
 
Network Management: Kaseya VSA, Kaseya Network Monitor, CiscoWorks/CiscoWorks 2000, Cisco CWSI, ATM Director, Traffic Director, illtemet Performance Monitor, Netsys Baseliner, Netsys Connectivity and Performance Tools, Voice Manager, NetSonar, Cisco Net Registrar, and Cisco Secure ACS for UNIX. Extreme EpiCenter, SolarWinds Engineers Toolkit, CastleRock SNMPc and IpSwitch "What's Up Gold & Professional"
 
Other Communications Hardware: Next Level VDSL equipment; Kentrox CSU/DSUs; Inverse Multiplexors; Channel Banks
Communications and Routing Protocols: TCP/IP, RIP, IGRP, OSPF and EIGRP
 
Infrastructure: APC Symmetra and other UPS systems; FM2000 Fire Suppression systems; Raritan, Lightwave and other KVM devices
 
Storage: IBM (Storwize V7000, N series), Dell (EqualLogic, Compellent), EMC, NetApp
 
Other Technologies: Intuit QuickBooks, Needles Case Management, Eaglesoft, Varian ARIA, Medisoft, Eclipse, Allscripts/Misys, Concordance Database Management, GFI Faxmaker/Microsoft Fax configuration