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I.T. Co. creates integrated IT infrastructure in the INTECO Group

30.09.2013

I.T. Co. creates integrated IT infrastructure in the INTECO Group
I.T. Co. has finished works on implementation of a common information space connecting the head office and subsidiaries of the INTECO Group. As a result of project implementation, we have established a reliable computation, telecommunication, and software and technical infrastructure for maintaining the highest business performance of one of the largest Russian development companies.

The INTECO Company Group is a multi-business company ranking among the leading players of the domestic development market and a recognized expert in urban planning. Currently INTECO offers a full range of works: from creating the framework of a project and performing the architectural design and construction stages, to sales and handling their subsequent use.

The dynamic development of the holding, centralization of its administration and accounting functions, diversification of activities in the construction business, extension of its market presence and increasing demands on the company resulted in a logical decision to modernize and standardize the IT infrastructure. In 2012 a tender call was announced for a contractor to perform the IT structure auditing and to prepare the technical project for building a common unified information space in the INTECO Group. The business proposal of I.T. Co. was named the winner due to a combination of many factors.

The main goal of creating an integrated information space was to reduce operational costs for the IT infrastructure's maintenance by elaborating a unified technical policy and introducing unified standards for IT resources implementation and maintenance. A necessary condition of the project was to preserve the investments into the existing IT infrastructure.

In autumn 2012 I.T. Co. performed a work package for auditing and designing the IT infrastructure for the parent enterprise and subsidiaries of the INTECO Company Group. Within the scope of the project the personnel of IT Company performed a series of investigations and issued a conclusion regarding the reliability and possible risks of the existing infrastructure and IT systems. Based on the final report, IT Company developed the project conception of the enterprise IT structure, determined principal stages, scheduling and expenditures for the IT infrastructure modernization for each holding enterprise towards the achievement of the target state. All technical solutions were divided into three types: central office (with central data center, central switch point, certification center), subsidiary offices, and small offices of subsidiaries.

As a result, the optimal architecture was created based upon cutting-edge solutions of the acknowledged market leaders, which includes:
  • Computational infrastructure: server hardware, data storage system
  • Software technical platform: Microsoft Active Directory directory service, Microsoft Exchange Server corporate email, base network services (DNS, DHCP, NTP), file service, printing service, terminal access and internet access, unified communication system based on Cisco, Microsoft Lync, Polycom firmware
  • Telecommunication infrastructure: local networks, external network access (WAN), IP-telephony with unified numbering system, video and audio conferencing and network security
The next stage of the project consisted of implementing the designed technical solutions. IT Company was commissioned to perform these works according to the new competition announced by the customer. The IT infrastructure modernization at all holding enterprises was performed until autumn 2013 in accordance with the approved migration plan of the existing INTECO IT infrastructure towards the target design concept. As a result of the creation of the unified centralized corporate data network and the launching of the designed IT services, the staff of the INTECO Group were able to effectively communicate and problem solve within the common communication space.

"I can safely call this project very interesting, vast and complicated because of the geographical separation of our offices and using the combination of different solutions from Cisco, Microsoft and other vendors. IT Company's staff performed all works in full and at the highest quality. It is my pleasure to note that during the course of work the suggestions and remarks from our company's experts were taken into account, which created a standardized platform for business objectives and solved the problem of IT infrastructure development and maintenance cost savings," commented Andrei Vorobyev, IT manager of the INTECO Group.

"The longstanding operation of IT Company formed a unique methodology of performing large-scale projects for creating the IT infrastructure in our geographically dispersed subsidiaries, which is based on the experience of creating unified information space in the leading Russian enterprises. The project largely owes its success to the great commitment and active efforts of the INTECO Group experts who closely collaborated with us for project implementation at the highest level," says Andrei Sinyachenko, technical director of I.T. Co.


About INTECO
CJSK INTECO is one of the leading Russian developers and a recognized expert in urban planning. The company offers a full range of works at the highest proficiency level: from creating the framework of a project and performing the architectural design and construction stages, to sales and handling their subsequent use.
The company is always searching for innovative technologies, ideas, forms and methods that allow the promotion of development projects of any complexity level. The company is focused on reaching a new level in the domestic construction industry and the implementation of projects aimed at integrated land development in the Russian regions for large-scale housing construction.
The investment portfolio of the company contains the viable projects of different scales and complexity in the domain of large-scale urban planning, integrated land development for housing and industrial construction in Moscow and regions, reorganization of industrial enterprises, development of commercial and residential real estate, construction of mixed-use industrial projects, social, cultural and educational buildings.

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