ITPro Today’s Top Tech Case Studies of 2022

Our most-read case studies showed companies contending with modern IT problems. IT projects spanned backup, containers, data management, and cybersecurity technology.

Henry Chapman, Contributor

December 21, 2022

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ITPro Today’s Top Tech Case Studies of 2022
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ITPro Today’s top case studies of the year find mid- and large-scale companies responding to challenges of data storage, visibility, and security in the remote work era. Companies took creative approaches to upgrading aging systems and moving infrastructure to the cloud. 

Here are 10 of our most-read tech case studies of 2022.

1. College Upgrades to Wasabi, Rubrik Backup Technology

Moraine Valley Community College had a good run with its legacy backup and archiving technology, but the systems became too difficult to maintain. ITPro Today contributor Karen D. Schwartz examines why MVCC overhauled its system with Rubrik backup technology and Wasabi Reserved Capacity Storage.

Further Reading: Kitselas First Nation Improves Backup and DR After Disaster

2. How Healthcare Giant Uses Data Storage Tiers for PBs of Data

St. Luke’s Health Center had major storage capacity and management challenges. Some of its 7.5 petabytes of data needed to be deleted or moved to a less expensive storage tier. Find out how St. Luke’s IT team used the Komprise data management platform to create better retention policies.  

Further Reading: What Are Emerging Data Storage Options?

3. Liberty Mutual’s Container Deployment – From Docker to Kubernetes

Liberty Mutual saw promise in containers back in 2015, well before the concept had caught on. Here’s why Kubernetes is the current standard at Liberty Mutual and how the insurance company plans to push the technology beyond its role as a container orchestrator.

Further Reading: Liberty Mutual Embraces DevOps Model to Bolster Development Process

4. How Rubrik Backup Met Midsize Insurance Firm’s Requirements

Going back decades, midsize insurance company Med James has had a “keep everything” policy, storing up to 40 TBs of data. Follow their path from relying on a tape-based system to implementing Rubrik cloud backup and data recovery.

Further Reading: How To Choose a Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service

5. How Kroger Consolidated Its IAM Tools

Hoping to replace its convoluted legacy identity and access management tools, retail giant Kroger migrated to Azure Active Directory and adopted Strata’s Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform for user authorization. The upgrade prepared Kroger for the dramatic shifts in shopper’s preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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6. How Naranja X Upgraded Its Data Governance Program via OvalEdge

Naranja X, Argentina’s primary credit card issuer, has learned to embrace data since transitioning to a fintech business model. This tech case study examines how the company tackled its data management challenges and adopted OvalEdge data catalog and governance software.

7. IT Modernization Project Taps Red Hat Ansible, Hashicorp

Challenges raised by the pandemic pushed the Asian Development Bank to triple its investment in IT modernization. Learn how the company fast-tracked automation; moved its data centers to the cloud; and improved data management, storage, and governance. 

Further Reading: Technical Debt and Modular Software Architecture

8. How Energy Firm Rebuilt Its Information Security Program

In this tech case study, we looked at how Oakland-based environmental consulting firm Energy Solutions responded to the changing cybersecurity landscape. The company revamped its information security program by implementing technologies such as BeachheadSecure data security platform, Webroot Endpoint Protection, and Datto remote monitoring and management software. 

Further Reading: How a University Used DNSFilter to Up Its Security Game

9. Data Visualization Platform Boosts Geoscience Research Projects

The data visualization platform Observable gave greater access and visibility to UNAVCO’s massive quantities of data, which helped spur advanced geologic research. Here's how the nonprofit consortium used Observable to take its data access, discovery, and management capabilities to the next level.

10. RPA Implementation Helps Mortgage Lender Automate Processes

Summit Credit Union found itself hindered by an outdated point-of-sale system, which pushed the mortgage lender to think creatively about its processes. Read about how the company embraced robotic process automation and how bots now help streamline the loan application process for clients. 

Further Reading: IT Automation in Action: How It’s Increasing Innovation, Security

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