Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wise.NET's philosophy has always been that we "eat our own dog food" before we release new products or functionality to Customers.
So what does this mean? Well, many of our Customers now benefit from the integrated platform of products that Wise.NET offers to manage all aspects of the Student Lifecycle; from the initial enquiry through to issuing of a credential and everything in between. But what is not so well known is that Wise.NET as a company implemented the same integrated platform to run our own business before release to Customers, showing that what Wise.NET has to offer does not necessarily need to be restricted to training organisations alone!
Wise.NET is also taking advantage of many more Cloud services that are available to improve things like storage, security, data back up and redundancy. All of which will benefit our Customers in improving the user experience with high availability and performance.
What this has meant for Wise.NET is that much of the physical server equipment that was needed is now obsolete so we were able to have a clean up of our equipment that was no longer needed - and it was a lot of equipment! We had servers, rack equipment, desktops, printers and other peripherals ready to go! All the obsolete IT hardware was collected earlier in the New Year by a specialist IT equipment recycling company who recycle all of the components minimising anything going into landfill. This also means that Wise.NET's carbon footprint is significantly reduced with the lower number of machines running 24/7.
Here's a sample of what we were able to send for recycling: