Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

Case Study- Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

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Sleem_Case_study-CBHCThe Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is a Non-For-profit government agency that promotes the well-being of children and families by uniting community partners, investing in innovative opportunities, and leading the county in best practices—so the whole community can realize its full potential.

They have invested $35 million taxpayer dollars to generate $155 million new  dollars into Hillsborough County. They had come to the end of life of their IT  infrastructure and needed to update their system. They were spending enormous  amounts on the operational cost for old outdated hardware equipment and man
hours maintaining them.

IT Goals

  • Reduce IT operational Cost
  • Implement a newer solution that is cost efficient
  • Reduce time on maintaining new system
  • Centralize resources and administration of new system
  • Make new system disaster recovery ready

Technical Issues

  • Incomplete data and system backups
  • Outdated , older hardware
  • Inadequate power supplied to server room
  • No central management of current servers

Technical Solution

  • Implemented a server virtualization and consolidation
  • Virtualize existing phsyical servers to virtual server
  • Setup a disaster recovery plan
  • Centralize management of all servers


  • Reduce their upfront cost by $30,000
  • Reduce their operational cost by $100,00 over 5 years
  • Reduce data backup time by 50%
  • Centralize resouces and administration of the network infrastructure
  • Reduce Server hardware foot print by 90%



“Sleem’s Consulting was chosen to implement the project for a number of reasons including, providing the most value for the money, proposing more creative solutions than other, larger firms, and our own confidence that Sleems had a better understanding of our specific needs. In additional to Sleems saving us $30,000 over other bids, the virtualization will save us over $25,000 each year in energy costs and more than $50,000 in hardware replacement.”
-Marc Bellas, Ph.D., IT Director

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