“The willingness of Infosys to go the extra mile made the cloud project successful”
Norwood 'Rob' Dennis, Chief Executive Officer, National Science Center
The National Science Center’s Learning Logic program is one of our flagship programs, a mission-critical program. It was developed and created in the late ’80s.
One of the biggest challenges we had with the National Science Center in moving Learning Logic to the cloud was that it wasn’t scalable. We were really incompetent in a significant way with IT staff and infrastructure.
Exponential value on the cloud
By moving to the cloud, we were able to eliminate all those problems and have an application that was available to a much broader audience and in a much broader form by way of having it Web-based rather than server-based.
The cost saving was significant. For roughly the cost of one year of IT staffing and infrastructure, we were able to migrate all the content into a digital format. From the digital format, it was a one-time expense. The cost savings over the next four years will be close to US$2 million, which is money that can then be reinvested for additional content. As a non-profit organization, we have to count every penny.
Going the extra mile
There are so many things I could say about Infosys. Their willingness to go the extra mile made this project successful. Initially, we all felt that it will be a simple migration, but as it was written so long ago in a proprietary language, it required a phenomenal amount of rewriting and dissecting to get the product, including all the functionalities that we had historically enjoyed.
Without any whining or complaining, Infosys stepped up to the bat. Time and time again, they would call our previous developers and engage them in this collaborative effort to make sure that the project is delivered at the end of the day.
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