|By Business Wire
|November 8, 2012 07:01 AM EST
Armedia, an Atlanta-based information technology firm, announced today
the delivery of Assessment Services to the Gwinnett County government,
resulting in decreased loading time for their enterprise web content
Armedia initially met with Gwinnett County resources who provided an
overview of the web content publishing process and the supporting
Alfresco Web Content Management (WCM) solution, as well as other
application issues related to content publishing. Armedia’s experts used
insights and industry best practices to collect and analyze
application-related performance data at the web, application, and data
tiers that included the application, database, OS, infrastructure logs
and alerts. Armedia developed a performance improvement plan based on an
analysis of the collected data.
Key components of the performance improvement plan included
migration from Windows 2003 32-bit to Windows 2008 64-bit, SQL Server
2005 to SQL Server 2008 database migration, Windows OS 2008 and SQL
Server tuning and JBoss application server tuning. Alfresco
modernizations were implemented that included upgrading Alfresco from
version 3.1.0 to 4.0.1, as well as Alfresco WCM tuning and snapshot
clean up and the remediation of Alfresco custom forms, webscripts and
The performance improvements were conducted in a manner that supported
analysis of changes at each component of the solution to determine
effectiveness and to measure overall improvement for the particular
component. This methodical approach was executed against a comprehensive
test plan that included a standard set of automated test scripts that
collected key performance metrics throughout the project.
“We are very pleased with the end results and the team was great and
easy to work with,” said Denise Kenson, Enterprise Solutions
Strategy-Web Architect Manager for the Gwinnett County government. “They
were professional and knowledgeable. Our main goal in this initiative
was to improve and create efficiency for county employees to better
serve and inform the citizens and business partners of the Gwinnett
For one activity, the performance testing done on the solution indicated
a decrease from an initial 46 seconds per load time to 1.84 seconds per
load time once the project had been completed, which is an 84.64%
improvement. This improvement allowed for Gwinnett County employees to
save countless hours of time each year, thus increasing efficiency and
saving taxpayer dollars.
In addition to increased productivity, the improvements allowed
for Gwinnett County workers to better support their web content
management system, which serves as the focal point for, among other
things, Gwinnett County’s Open Government initiative by supplying
constituents with services including: payment of water bills and
property taxes online, calendar of government events, minutes from
government department meetings as well as a wide range of published
reports and documents pertaining to the Gwinnett County government.
“We are very pleased to have supported Gwinnett County in this
endeavor,” said Jim Nasr, Armedia CEO. “The flexibility of Alfresco
leveraged with our methodological and time-proven approach for Gwinnett
County to be more strategic in their technology investment to ensure
that their ROI is achieved and they are able to utilize the system to
The issues Gwinnett County government workers faced prior to the
assessment services are common among government entities. A study
published in February 2012 of 303 State and Local Government IT Managers
reported that the two most common sources of inefficiency within
organizations are: Outdated Processes (36%) and Outdated Technology
(35%). This step to fix this problem is a beacon of the leadership the
Gwinnett County government exemplifies.
Armedia is a technology firm, focusing on information and content
management solutions. Armedia has industry-acclaimed expertise, services
and products in business process, document, case and record management,
mobile solutions as well as collaboration, content publishing and
content migration. Armedia has experience providing these services on
various platforms, including: Alfresco, Drupal, EMC Documentum, IBM
FileNet, Microsoft SharePoint and the Apple iPad. Armedia’s mission is
to provide world-class solutions to its clients and assist them in
achieving tangible returns on their technology investments.
Armedia is veteran owned, 8(a)/SDB certified, GSA Schedule IT70 holder,
and is CMMI Level 3 appraised. Armedia has offices in Atlanta, GA;
Huntsville, AL; Newport News, VA; and Vienna, VA.
For more information visit Armedia’s website at http://www.armedia.com.
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