OEC Business Interiors, Inc. is a provider of office interior design, furniture and workplace solutions. Founded in 1955, with multiple offices in the Chicago area, the company is experiencing rapid growth.

The challenge: The customer outgrew their existing space and began plans to build a new office headquarters. Together with Magenium, these goals were identified for the technology:

  • Create a synergistic system for sharing large CAD files between multiple locations.
  • Put safeguards in place for backup/disaster recovery of important data.
  • Build a showcase office that incorporated the latest furniture, design, and technology.

The solution: Magenium proposed a complete technology update of OEC’s entire infrastructure on both the front and back end, including desktops, email, phone system, and servers. End users received new hardware, software and the necessary training to use them efficiently. A Lync solution now enables the access of information and file sharing between any office location and on any device, including mobile. A disaster recovery plan was put in place that secures all of OEC’s data in the Cloud.

The end result is an enhanced user experience, collaboration in the teams across the entire company, and peace of mind that all the company and client data is safe.

“Not only did our efficiency increase by more than 30%, we can now show prospective customers how office design and technology work together. It’s a win-win!”

Technologies used: Microsoft Office 365, Lync, SharePoint.