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August 27, 2012
Redlands, CaliforniaOperators at Digital West Networks, Inc., a data communications provider based in San Luis Obispo, California, needed a technology system to support the company's regional fiber build-out project. At the same time, they wanted to ensure the best possible service to clients. Digital West decision makers researched their options and finally selected a geographic information system (GIS) solution from Esri and Esri partner Telvent.
"We were looking for an off-the-shelf solution for fiber management," said Fred Dyste, senior project manager, Digital West. "Experience has shown us that many of the municipalities we deal with use ArcGIS. This piqued our interest because sharing files and databases would be much easier than having to convert between applications."
Digital West provides commercial Internet services, as well as colocation, managed network services, and cloud computing. The company acquired its geospatial solution—including the ArcGIS system from Esri and ArcFM from Telvent—through Esri's small utility enterprise license agreement (ELA) program. The ELA allows a set of unlimited software and maintenance. Services and training are typically included.
"We require the best-of-class tools, but those tend to be priced for much larger organizations with full engineering departments and regional installation teams," Dyste said. "We are able to take advantage of Esri's ELA program and purchase as many licenses as our small but growing teams need without breaking the bank. This really helps us compete with the bigger players in the market because we are able to effectively manage our projects and our network to achieve the best return on investment possible."
For more information about Esri's ELAs for small utilities, visit esri.com/suela.
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About Digital West Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Digital West is a provider of Commercial Internet services, specializing in Professional Consulting Services, Colocation, Managed Network Services, Dedicated and Managed Services, Cloud Computing, and Hosted Services packages. Expansion plans at Digital West include developing Data Centers on the East Coast of North America and Asia, creating solid trans-Pacific data networks for companies doing business on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.