Focus on Architecture – Reducing IT Noise at Wilkus Architects, P.A.

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Wilkus Architects is a full service architecture firm located in Hopkins, MN and was established in 1990. The firm specializes in retail, commercial, restaurant and hospitality design and has completed projects in 49 states, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East.. They employ approximately 40 team members.

The Challenge:

The challenge for Wilkus Architects was a lack of productivity and too much time trying to manage IT infrastructure and office technology. As their business grew, their team was spending time on technology tasks that were causing a lack of efficiency and frustrating their employees. “Our biggest frustrations with IT was the time we spent on it, as well as a lack of technology-related security for our employees,” said Matt Wilkus, President. “It was eye-opening to see how much time we were wasting on attempting to manage our internal IT.” As a remedy, the team at Wilkus team tried hiring an IT consultant who essentially moonlighted on a part time basis in managing their IT, but that tactic didn’t work for long and wasn’t good enough for the employees at Wilkus.

The Solution/Result:

By partnering with Solution Builders, these frustrations went away. “Three of the reasons we like working with Solution Builders is their depth of technology expertise, expertise with our specific line-of-business applications, as well as their helpdesk support.” Wilkus Architects was able to eliminate IT issues and has had zero downtime because of the proven process of predictable, dependable, and repeatable results that Solution Builders provides.

“Solution Builders aligns with us because they’re the right size team and a wealth of knowledge for our industry, along with their virtual CIO service being a team that’s planning our IT and technology.” – Matt Wilkus, President

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