Strawbridge Studios Increases Production by 50% with IT Solution By Work Smart
DURHAM, NC – Durham-based Strawbridge Studios, a national leader in school, event, and yearbook photography, recently announced the completion of a technology overhaul at its Yearbook Division delivering dramatic increases in efficiency and capacity of its image
processing infrastructure. Strawbridge brought in Work Smart, North Carolina’s smallbusiness IT consulting firm, to develop and implement a solution that would enhance current operations, deliver marked productivity improvements, and serve as a growth platform for the company.
Bruce Eckard, Publishing Manager at Strawbridge Studios, estimates 50% production gains already based on the computer and network improvements and expects to see at least those same increases in Division profits over the coming years. Eckard noted that
Strawbridge “ended up with the absolute best ‘bang for the buck’ [Strawbridge] could receive.”
According to Ronald Unger, Work Smart’s President, “Each small business has unique needs, and with Strawbridge, it was bandwidth. They move 20 gigabytes of data per day between two Durham locations, and their per-site digital imaging needs are even more demanding.
Work Smart’s solution increases Strawbridge’s data efficiency and capacity which directly affects the amount of volume the company can do on a yearly basis. Work Smart designs solutions that improve our clients’ business processes. That means increased revenues and lower costs.”