CB&I is a global energy infrastructure company with approximately 50,000 employees, working from more than 30 countries. Growth in demand for GIS services from globally distributed customer groups presented the CB&I GIS and IT teams with a variety of challenges. These challenges led them to seek assistance from the Gartrell Group to design, implement, and host specialized GIS infrastructure that would offer internal GIS staff, partners, and end users an improved level of service.
Goal: Establish high-performance production GIS infrastructure to support internal and external customers of this globally distributed, Fortune 500 company.
Services Provided:The Gartrell Group collaborated with CB&I GIS and IT personnel to design, and then implement a high availability (HA), multi-tiered enterprise GIS platform. The platform includes both data, and application tiers. It supports distributed/ remote editing teams, synchronization with corporate data systems, and integration of mobile data collection, all while conforming to CB&I’s IT security architecture and policy.
The hosted environment has been in production for over five years. The Gartrell Group has provided ongoing enterprise support services which include 24×7×365 system monitoring, regular systems analysis, engineering support, architectural planning and upgrade support.
Key Technologies: GIS Hosting, ESRI ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, Microsoft SQL Server, Mobile GIS
“You guys have been there for us. This is one partnership that has really worked out. We are definitely more effective since we made the transition to have you host our GIS systems.“ – Bill Harvey, Technical Manager, Geospatial & Information Management, CB&I.