Coordinating Global Solutions

Easy Gardener / The US and UK

For the past 25 years Easy Gardener has manufactured and distributed some of America’s best known lawn and garden product brands from its main manufacturing facility and administrative offices right here in Waco, Texas. Easy Gardener engaged EGM Tech in 2008 as a business technology service provider.

“Working closely with the Easy Gardener IT Manager to provide global business technology solutions”

Business Technology Support for a Global Company

When EGM Tech took over from a previous outsourced IT provider, the previous company had staffed a full-time position at the Easy Gardener headquarters. Shortly after taking over the contract, EGM Tech broached the idea of managing Easy Gardener’s services from the EGM Tech office. This would give Easy Gardener the benefit of having multiple people available to work on their systems, and allow EGM Tech to manage the staff and technology infrastructure systems more efficiently.

Easy Gardener agreed to this service change on a trial basis — initially having an EGM staff member there for the first two hours every morning and then eventually transitioning to onsite visits whenever needed. It went very well.

With the service delivery and support calls running smoothing, Easy Gardener saw that EGM Tech was very proactive about running their business technology systems and supporting their staff. Under this more efficient method of service delivery, EGM Tech was able to lower Easy Gardener’s monthly contract by 12%.

During the relationship, EGM Tech and Easy Gardener have worked together to upgrade much of their core routing, switching, and wireless network infrastructure. Easy Gardener’s old PBX telephone system has also been replaced with a Cisco Unified Communications system. The relationship with Easy Gardener and the company’s IT Manager has been running smoothly for four years, and Easy Gardener continues to be a great client.

Services provided:

  • Outsourced IT Solution
  • Infrastructure Design & Deployment:
    • Core Routing & Switching, Wireless Infrastructure from Cisco
    • Cisco Unified Communications—Replaced old, analog telephone system with a Cisco IP telephony system
    • Web Filtering from Barracuda