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Case Study: Keystone Services Monitoring Helps Decrease Downtime


This case study of a medium enterprise automotive & transport company is based on a May 2013 survey of Softchoice Keystone Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Softchoice Keystone Services, with their 24/7 monitoring, has increased our problem notification which, in turn, decreases network downtime and shortens resolution time.”


  • Solved the following operational challenges with Keystone Services:
    • Improved overall uptime
    • Mitigated risk
  • Engaged Keystone Services in order to:
    • Improve time to problem resolution
    • Increase overall uptime

Use Case

  • MyKeystone Portal simplifies the support process through its ability to:
    • Increase visibility into performance and availability data
    • Single sign-on to view service desk information
  • Leverages Keystone Services’ expert resources through:
    • 365×7×24 technical access
    • Their high level of certified expertise which leads to faster problem resolution
    • Multi-Channel support (Web, Phone and Email)
    • Ability to escalate to field services


  • Achieved the following strategic goals with Keystone Services:
    • Increased ability to address business needs
    • Improved user experience
  • Rated the following Keystone Services capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to the organization:
    • End-to-end incident management: extremely valuable
    • Knowledge of your environment: extremely valuable
    • Cross technology expertise: valuable
    • 24×7 live voice: extremely valuable
    • Historical reporting/trending: valuable
  • Keystone Services provided value in the following way:
    • Faster incident resolution
  • Is likely to recommend Softchoice Keystone Services to a colleague.
  • Used Keystone Services to help navigate complex vendor issues in the following ways:
    • Act as the single point of contact for all vendor issues
    • Assume ownership of issues from identification to resolution
    • Reduce interruptions and unpredictability from day-to-day management of issues

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Softchoice by TechValidate.

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