Morton College, SWC Technology Partners join forces

August 4, 2008   //   News

Oak Brook, IL | August 4, 2008 – Morton College announced a partnership with SWC Technology Partners, an award-winning company dedicated to providing innovative Information Technology solutions, to provide network administration and technology support.

The Oak Brook-based company recently received Microsoft’s Midwest Area Partner “Compete to Win” award. SWC was selected from 40 nominated companies representing more than 8,800 partner companies in a three-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Morton College’s Board of Trustees awarded SWC with a contract that is renewable on an annual basis through 2011.

The Board was impressed by SWC’s unique solution to managing Morton College’s network administration and IT support needs. Through its Managed Services team, SWC proactively collects data on a 24-7 basis and monitors Morton College’s network infrastructure, generates alerts when thresholds are breached and provides best practice recommendations based on results.

This, combined with a dedicated onsite engineer, provides the comprehensive support and coverage required by the Morton College environment. SWC’s proven approach to network monitoring, management and support will ensure the highest levels of reliability, performance and stability.

“When a problem occurs, the wealth of information available to the SWC team allows them to quickly triage the issue, identify a solution and begin working toward resolution,” said Philip Pena, Morton College’s Director of MIS. “Their experience shows us also that maintaining a regular updating and patching schedule ensures the security, longevity and operational efficiency of our systems.

“SWC’s intimate knowledge of the Morton College environment and the related technologies to provide the required support eliminates the cost, frustration and high turnover associated with traditional support models,” Pena continued.

“SWC is dedicated to working with Morton College to create an infrastructure that supports its educational goals and provides best practice recommendations and solutions that deliver the most value for the taxpayers of the Morton College District,” said Bob Knott, SWC President.

About SWC Technology Partners

For more than 25 years, SWC Technology Partners has provided strategic guidance and delivered solutions tailored to the needs of growing organizations. SWC’s areas of expertise include best-in-class Managed Services, Performance Management, Business Applications, Messaging & Collaboration and Network Infrastructure & Security solutions. SWC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Symantec Gold Certified Partner and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Partner.

About Morton College

Morton College has provided a quality education with a personal touch to the residents of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook and Stickney since 1924. Morton College is committed to helping all reach their educational goals with a variety of opportunities, including university transfer and career, adult education, continuing education and community service and outreach.