Commercial Contracting Corporation was established in 1942 with a contract to help General Motors convert automobile production facilities to aid in the World War II effort. Since then, CCC has grown into a full-service general contractor, offering a breadth of services across North America from construction and project management to equipment installation and much more.
Over more than seven decades of business, CCC has had a laser-focus on safety, quality and timely project deliveries. Traditionally, the organization operated on internal file servers, which created a challenge for project teams spread out across the continent to access key documents remotely. In order to create a more efficient and collaborative environment out in the field, CCC decided to look to cloud-based storage.
After first deploying an initial cloud vendor, CCC made the decision to switch to Citrix ShareFile.
“We are in the process of implementing a new project management software that integrates well with ShareFile out of the box,” said Paulette Salkowski, Vice President of Operations Support at CCC. “However we had also discovered some critical issues with how our user profiles were being managed.”
Salkowski said that after using their previous cloud vendor, she discovered that several unauthorized accounts had been created by users with their CCC credentials, without oversight by IT. “We did not want our employees to have free accounts that had no control over,” Salkowski said. “ShareFile does not allow users to create their own unmanaged accounts, so it just made sense. If we’re going to go with the cloud and put all of our current data out there, we want complete control.”
Salkowski said that once the decision was made to migrate to ShareFile, it needed to be done quickly. “We only had two weeks to get all of our 2.4 terabytes out of the old cloud service before our contract renewed,” she said. “We knew we couldn’t do that alone.”