A strategic partnership for BC's Hydro and Power Authority
VANCOUVER, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Groundswell, a leading Information Management solution provider in Western Canada, has been selected by BC Hydro to provide sustainment and development services to support BC Hydro's data integration platform.
Through this work, Groundswell will continue to support BC Hydro's strategic approach to integrate core company data and effectively utilize its information assets to gain efficiencies and react to business demands based on market conditions.
"This strengthened relationship with BC Hydro is a testament to Groundswell's customer-centric attitude. We focus on meeting our clients' business challenges, applying the appropriate people, processes and technologies to be successful," says Darren Sartison, Groundswell's President.
Groundswell was selected following a comprehensive and competitive request for proposals and procurement process designed to deliver this customized solution for BC Hydro. This continued partnership reflects both organizations' dedication to develop economic growth in the Lower Mainland by employing top-tier local talent.
"One of our remarkable capabilities is that we are agile and can provide access to local resources who have BC Hydro experience. We are pleased that Groundswell's established regional footprint and depth of technical expertise were key contributing factors to our client's decision," says Sartison.
Over the past six years, Groundswell has played an instrumental role in the success of several large projects at BC Hydro. This work has included the integration of a number of mission-critical systems.
Most recently, Groundswell was involved in two large projects: the integration of Smart Metering to various large-scale applications and the move of BC Hydro's critical information systems to a new data centre in Kamloops.
"BC Hydro selected Groundswell based on their strong capabilities and delivery track record, particularly around data integration services," says Enn Kiudorf, Director of Enterprise Application Services, BC Hydro.
About BC Hydro
BC Hydro is a commercial Crown corporation owned by the Province of British Columbia. BC Hydro is one of North America's leading providers of clean, renewable energy, and the largest electric utility in British Columbia, serving approximately 95 per cent of the province's population and approximately 1.9 million customers.
Groundswell is a leading information management group with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Since 2001, Groundswell has been committed to helping clients realize the value of their technology investments through efficient, cost-effective and quality services. We pride ourselves on taking a customized, collaborative approach to business, establishing strong relationships with customers across various industries including Oil & Gas, Retail, Utilities, Finance, Manufacturing, Communications, Government and Mining.
We are dedicated to investing in our community, hiring local resources and helping drive cost effective solutions for Western Canadian companies. With over 180 information management consultants, we are the 'go-to' partner for a number of premier technology vendors. For more information, visit www.groundswellgroup.ca.
SOURCE: Groundswell Group
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