“There are so many tools that we can offer our clients.”
Brad Ellison, yes the Brad Ellison of Beers with Brad fame, knows a thing or two about smaller environments, having worked with them in the past. But like LeBron James leaving the Cavs for the first time, he wanted to grow his talents at a company that would grow with him.
“In my past I did a lot of work with smaller environments and you reach a point where you can only do so much,” Brad said. “You can’t really leverage the technology that’s out there because of budget constraints and other factors. Now that I’m in a position where I work with mid-market organizations, there are so many more tools that we can offer our clients. It’s really rewarding to have the customer’s backing on the project, implement technology solutions and see the overall benefit to the company.”
At SWC, employees get the chance to work on diverse entrepreneurial-type projects with cutting-edge technology.
“One of the coolest projects I’ve done since I was here, and it was new to me when I walked in but I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to do it, was setting up a Failover Hyper-V Cluster with SAN storage attached. We did this for Alain Locke Charter School in Chicago. We left them a lot more efficient and now they have an action plan for growth and scalability in the future.”
As part of its philanthropic and community outreach, SWC partnered with Alain Locke in 2011. It has since donated over $75,000 in technology infrastructure and hundreds of man hours in SWC services, not to mention the Robotics Club and Reading Angels that employees volunteer at on Fridays.