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Stranded Oil powers core IT services with Intermedia, saving $100k per year

As the IT Sustainment Manager for Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, an oil and gas exploration firm based in Golden, Colorado, Kevin Finnegan is responsible for the productivity of 100 employees across three drilling locations.

Keeping things running smoothly was a challenge with the complicated IT landscape he inherited upon arriving at Stranded Oil:

  • 8 separate providers
  • Over 12 platforms
  • Countless security holes, reliability issues, and ghost users 

“Stranded Oil hired me to ensure IT supports day-to-day business operations from a strategic point-of-view,” Finnegan said. “But after I visited each site in my first month, my number one priority became to fix the things that were broken.”

Plus, they were paying $180 per user… “I felt like we were paying premium prices but weren’t getting premium service,” explained Finnegan.

Stranded Oil needed a consolidated approach to IT  

At first, Finnegan explored replacing old point systems with new ones. But soon he started seeing a pattern.

“When I did an internet search for the ‘top 10 cloud VoIP companies’, Intermedia came up on the list. What about the ‘top 10 cloud data companies’? Intermedia popped up. What about the ‘top 10 Exchange email companies’? Intermedia popped up then, too. Intermedia offered 100 percent of the solutions to every one of my IT needs, with a 99.999% uptime SLA and no contract or term required.”

Finnegan circled Intermedia on his short list, alongside Office 365™ and a few other providers. 

Would Intermedia’s comprehensive solution suite offer Stranded Oil the ability to resolve these tactical challenges?

Intermedia brings clarity to Stranded Oil’s IT landscape

After weighing his options, Finnegan deployed all of Intermedia’s services, including Exchange Email, POP Email, Cloud PBX, SecuriSync® file backup and sharing, Email Archiving, plus our Cloud Server application infrastructure. 

Now with employee changes, Stranded Oil’s IT team uses Intermedia’s HostPilot® control panel to activate or deactivate all of the user’s applications with the click of a button. By accessing essential IT services through one provider, Finnegan has eliminated the previous limitations and restrictions Stranded Oil faced. As an added bonus, he’s also been able to cut hefty, upfront and recurring costs. 

“Intermedia not only offered us a quick and comprehensive solution, with premium service that allows our whole business to operate more efficiently,” said Finnegan. “We worked with their team to implement quickly and painlessly integrated solutions for every one of our IT needs. Intermedia exceeds our expectations across the board – from its robust solutions and reliability to the team’s accessibility and the personalized support we recieve – in a manner that I’ve never seen from any other vendorGoing with Intermedia is easily the biggest technology improvement and gain that we’ve made.”

Learn how Intermedia can help solve your IT headaches

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About Melanie Lombardi

Melanie Lombardi is Intermedia's Senior Communications Manager.