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Organiza on Mar n Health Services Industry Prescrip on drug fulfillment services for more than 200 long-term and residen al care facili es across the state of Iowa. Business Challenges Reliable coloca on services with redundant carrier services and power Small coloca on footprint required with room for future expansion Hosted prescrip on so ware services to service three MHS offices as well as client access to pa ents' drug records. User Environment Interconnect three MHS offices in Johnston, Storm Lake and Denver, Iowa, as well as providing secure web data access to customers across the state. About OneNeck IT Solutions OneNeck IT Solu ons LLC offers hybrid IT solu ons including cloud and hos ng solu ons, managed services, enterprise applica on management, advanced IT services, IT hardware and top- er data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applica ons for businesses around the country. OneNeck is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. TDS provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers na onwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solu ons LLC, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Visit Martin Health Services Summary The OneNeck IT Solutions Answer MHS migrated its pharmaceu cal compu ng services from its Denver headquarters to OneNeck's data center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. OneNeck maintains two coloca on sites in Iowa, one in Des Moines and a second in Cedar Falls. The Cedar Falls loca on was ideally suited to provide reliable 24/7 access to care-cri cal data access. By using OneNeck's coloca on services, MHS was able to colocate its own cloud-based prescrip on applica on to maintain secure client records and fill prescrip ons for delivery to all MHS customers across the state. One of the reasons MHS chose OneNeck was because of the posi ve experience that Carl Huber, MHS's IT Manager, had working with OneNeck in a previous posi on. A er pricing out the cost of installing and maintaining a data center, including fire suppression, generators and on- premises environmental systems, it was clear that OneNeck's coloca on services offered a superior, cost-effec ve alterna ve. "MHS partnered with OneNeck because we now have three loca ons to cover the en re state of Iowa," said Huber. "Our primary applica on servers were housed in Denver, so when had power outages, we were unable to work at any of our loca ons. As our business grows, it has become cri cal that we have access to our applica ons around the clock. Moving to the OneNeck data center gave us the full availability and redundancy we needed." OneNeck's Cedar Falls 24,000-square-foot data center features industrial- grade environmental systems that minimize risk from disasters such as power outages, fire, flood, acts of nature and unauthorized access. The coloca on center also has its own enterprise-class, mul -carrier Internet bandwidth service with carrier redundancy and dynamic border gateway protocol (BGP) rou ng across carriers, as well as redundant routers and edge switches. To meet MHS's current coloca on needs, OneNeck installed servers, routers and a firewall in a rack at the data center. Few coloca on providers are willing to lease a por on of data center rack space, but OneNeck prides itself on being able to meet the needs of any sized business, and offering smaller increments of rack space is an ideal approach for smaller businesses seeking coloca on reliability, but with the possibility to scale with their business growth. The Benefits Hos ng its compu ng systems with OneNeck frees MHS's IT staff to focus on more strategic business issues rather than troubleshoo ng crippling service outages. The guaranteed service reliability from OneNeck's data center ensures that MHS can con nue to service its customers with fast, dependable delivery services and record-keeping, without interrup on. "OneNeck's people are really great to work with," Huber said. "We've had no issues, and received support with whatever we've requested. We've been really fortunate to work with OneNeck." 855.ONENECK Part #9.2.39_CSMHS_0417_v1 ©2017 OneNeck IT Solutions LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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