UW Health Chooses OneNeck IT Solutions for Colocation Space

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Contract places UW Health’s primary data center assets in OneNeck’s Tier 3 data center in Madison area.

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Together, we developed a data center solution that helps UW Health free up capital and human resources. This strategy is a starting point, but offers UW Health long-term flexibility and scalability as their organization grows.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today the signing of a contract with Madison-based UW Health to provide colocation space at its near-by Tier 3 data center.

“Shifting our data center asset management to OneNeck will allow our IT professionals to really focus on pure IT,” says Matt Heign, VP and CTO of Information Services at UW Health. “First and foremost, our team will concentrate on IT efforts that directly improve patient care. Second, yet equally important, our team will shift its focus to the entire IT ecosystem and service delivery.”

UW Health consists of six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. With 1,400 physicians and 16,500 employees, UW Health partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.

Heign joined UW Health in September 2015 and made it a priority to analyze whether the organization would be better off building a new data center or colocating with a proven provider. After thorough analysis, the conclusion was to colocate services.

“Together, we developed a data center solution that helps UW Health free up capital and human resources,” said Terry Swanson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at OneNeck. “This allows UW Health to redirect those resources toward strategic organizational initiatives, while maintaining the highest degree of security, redundancy and reliability. This strategy is a starting point, but offers UW Health long-term flexibility and scalability as their organization grows.”

OneNeck IT Solutions offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware, and state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

About UW Health
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions. Visit uwhealth.org/about.

About OneNeck
OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,400 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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