Technology is the easy part.
We believe when you build on smart people, creative thinking and sound logic, a solution always comes to the surface. We’re the folks with both the know-how and gumption to simplify your complex business issues through the right use of technology.
We take complex business issues and simplify them with the right use of technology.
When we say the “right technology,” we know what we’re talking about. We think that technology on its own will never change anything and that the coolest, newest technology isn’t always the best way to solve your problems.
How We Simplify the Complex
When technology and purpose meet, something beautiful happens. Solutions become less about features and much more about benefits. They become — dare we say — simple.
Too often in this industry, people rely on technology for the sake of technology. Case in point: Someone comes into your company, says you need to buy Something 2.0 or upgrade to version 7 of Whatever and that this shiny box full of technology gadgets will be the answer to all your problems.
Even if that worked for the time being, what’s the plan for next year? Or the year after that?
At Bedroc we know from experience that it’s not a question of more or less technology. Rather, it’s about the right people with the experience, skill and logic who find out how to get to the root of your complex business issues and bring the right solution to the surface — a solution that’s part of an ongoing plan for the future. And we’re all about making the process simple so that you can get back to doing what you do best.
So, What’s in it for you? Great question. When technology is applied in the appropriate way, the results are outstanding: you reduce risk, optimize efficiency, and create revenue (and yes, that forms a handy acronym, ROC, which, you have to admit, is kind of cool.) We know results are the bottom line so it’s what we use as our foundation (insert: “solid as a rock” joke here.)
How do we do this? Well, if we had to tell you in an elevator we’d say this quippy line:
We have the desire to listen, the interest to engage, the knowledge to assess and the expertise to act.
You put this on rinse and repeat, and you’re looking at a pretty great relationship. Seriously: we’re in it with you for the long haul. We’re committed to understanding the depth of what you do and what obstacles you face so we can find the unique technical solutions that simplify your complex issues.
- Business Case Definition
- Design and Planning Workshops
- Business and Technology Alignment
- Technology Roadmapping
- Performance Reviews
- Resilience Planning and Review
- Virtualization and Application Delivery
- Storage and Data Management
- Security: Network and Application
- Unified Communications
- Messaging and Collaboration
- Datacenter Facilities Design
- Collaboration Systems
- Audio, Video, Web Conferencing
- Unified Messaging and Mobility
- Document and Content Management
- Business Process and Workflow
- Asset and Systems Management
- Technical Project Management
- Technical Staff Augmentation
- Outsourcing and Service Desk
- Systems Monitoring (NOC)
- Deployment Services
- Business Continuity
A Little Dirt on Bedroc
Since founding, we have quadrupled in size and were named as one of the best performing and most promising technology companies of its kind in the U.S. and Canada. Not bad, eh?
Technology is like putty in our capable hands.
And not silly putty, smart putty.
Putty that helps you do what you do better.
IN THE BEGINNING. The Bedroc tale begins with a common plight: short-sighted, impersonal, complicated technology solutions. What started as a vision to solve these business problems through the right application of technology, turned into the Bedroc you see today. Based in Nashville, where relationships are foundational to commerce, Bedroc aims to deliver personalized, simple, straightforward technology solutions.
TODAY. Our amazing team is made up of more than 30 diverse personalities with deep industry experience ranging from healthcare and finance to telecommunications; from fortune 500 businesses to start-ups. We are business leaders, engineers, technology officers, entrepreneurs, designers, and strategists who take their expertise in systems design, application networking, data center architecture, and network engineering and use it to create solutions that are purpose-built, laser-focused, and highly functional. So that technology works for you, not against you.
We don’t care as much about the newest, latest, or shiniest (although we absolutely have knowledge of it) as much as we care about discovering what it is that will work for you specifically. Simply put: we take your complex business issues and simplify them with the application of technology. And we have a heck of a good time doing it.
President & CEO +
You can’t spell “quitter” with the letters c-h-a-s-e. When you consider Chase Wilkinson’s can-do attitude, fierce loyalty, and detail-oriented mind, it’s easy, to see why he is unfamiliar with the word “can’t.” Chase is the President and CEO of Bedroc and oversees all strategy and direction. He brings over 18, years of experience in management, engineering, and solution delivery to the proverbial Bedroc table.
The Bedroc team calls Chase the “realists’ realist” and loves him for his unique combination of humility and decisiveness. Chase is a father of three and husband to one, and is described by those who know him best as valuing “family always first.”
Executive Vice President +
When you describe the ideal client advocate, you would be talking about Jud. He sets the bar for taking care of Bedroc’s clients. Jud is an Executive Vice President at Bedroc and helps drive our can-do culture.
Jud was the fourth employee at Bedroc. He has been a consistent influence in the development of our culture and strategy. Jud is a husband and father of two.
Vice President, Technology +
You know that guy who refuses to lose at anything and is somehow a master of a million subjects? Then you know Todd Plambeck. Todd brings excellence to his department through his determination, expertise (subjects include data center architectures, routing, switching, network protocols, application networking, optimization, load balancing and distribution) and 16 years of previous experience working on data center networking, network engineering and infrastructure.
At Bedroc he is referred to as the “Mouth” and is appreciated for his sharp commentary on bad company names. When he’s not kicking butt and taking names on all things technology, he’s entering cycling races and triathlons at the last minute mercilessly embarrassing all other participants.
Director of Professional Services +
As we continue to build our world-class engineering team, Mike’s role as Director of Professional Services has been instrumental. Mike has a very, diverse background of management, consulting and engineering. His areas of engineering expertise include storage, virtualization technologies and, Microsoft Server solutions.
Mike’s key strengths are facilitating solutions to meet client requirements and setting direction for our engineering team. Mike is a husband and father of two.
How It Gets Done
When we say we want to listen, we mean it. We want to know what your problems look and feel like so we can develop a technology plan together. Consider us your network therapist, minus the leather couch.
Step 1. LISTEN
Aka the “what hurts?” phase. This is where we gather an amazing amount of “Why’s” to get a full understanding of your pain point(s). We want to know what you think might work or fail. Why? We want you to describe the end goal and what success will look like. Only then can we begin to give you answers in alignment with your purpose and goals.
Step 2. ANALYZE
Here we go from “Why?” to “What?” Expect to hear a lot of questions like “Did we hear you right?” and “Is this still the goal?” and “Is this feasible? Affordable?” We examine the parameters, current marketplace, and timeline. We then present the roadmap to you and have you join us in planning. We begin to take on the role of ‘Network Counselors’ here because we’re working through your problems and advising you on the solution.
Step 3. ARCHITECT
After we’ve hashed out underlying pain points, objectives, features, and the other millions of things involved in complex business problems, we take on the role of ‘Solutions Architect.’ We design a ‘technology solutions blueprint’ aimed at aligning with the original goals and limiting technology distractions. We assign resources and obtain the tools necessary to put the plans into action and build the house, err, solution.
Step 4. IMPLEMENT
This is the fun part. This is when technology and purpose meet and make out behind the bleachers. Here we create, engineer, execute and test, test, test. Like we’ve said before, we think good technology should be expected. Selling good products is the easy part, but we’re much more interested in the benefits than the features. This is the execution needed to carry out our earlier promises, and we expect you to hold us to them.
Step 5. MEASURE AND ADAPT
This final step is our nod to the fact that technology never stays still for long. And neither does your industry. This is why we believe in measuring and adapting. Your Bedroc solutions will always be purpose-built, laser-focused, and functional. But we also want them to have agility and flexibility so that when new problems arise (and we promise, they will) you can take them in stride with a minimal amount of rework.
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Date: 18 Mar 2014
On Saturday, Nov. 30, the hackers had set their traps and had just one thing to do before starting the attack: plan the data’s escape route. As they uploaded exfiltration malware to move stolen credit card numbers—first to staging points spread around the U.S. to cover their tracks, then into their computers in Russia—FireEye spotted them. Bangalore got an alert and flagged the security team in Minneapolis.
Date: 17 Mar 2014
Riverbed Recognized As a “Leader” in Gartner’s First Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)
“As applications continue to become increasingly complex and distributed, it is absolutely essential to have a holistic operational view of application performance, from the end-user, through the network and infrastructure, and deep into the actual application components and code. Only Riverbed delivers this complete performance picture, and only Riverbed can also accelerate poorly performing applications,” said Paul Brady, General Manager of the Riverbed Performance Management business unit at Riverbed. “This new NPMD market and our leadership position validates Riverbed’s vision and the dramatic shift toward application-centric performance management occurring in IT.”
Date: 7 Mar 2014
Bedroc would like to welcome Malena Weeks to the Accounting & HR team. As our new staff accountant Malena will use her experience and fantastic attitude to help create efficiencies and improve processes. We are very excited to have her here. Welcome Malena!
Date: 6 Mar 2014
Bedroc would like to welcome Scot Simmons to our Professional Services team. Scot joins Bedroc as a Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Collaboration. Scot will be a strong addition to our experienced Collaboration Practice. Welcome Scot!