The IT department at Staples, Inc. spent too many man‐hours maintaining DASD on 14 IBM POWER Systems with OS utilities, yet capacity problems persisted. Once DASD‐Plus was installed, Staples capacity problems disappeared.
Staples, Inc. pioneered the office superstore industry with the opening of its first store in Brighton, Massachusetts in May, 1986. Today the Company operates over 720 stores worldwide including stores in the United States and Canada under the names “Staples, The Office Superstore”, “Staples Express”, “Business Depot” and “Bureau En Gros.”
Staples’ retail success is based on three core values: everyday low prices, a broad selection of quality merchandise, and a focus on providing superior customer service.
“Disk Management was taking too much time,” comments George Raymond, Operations Manager for Staples. “We just did not feel like we had adequate control. We had had continual capacity problems.”
S4i DASD-Plus provided a robust and easy to use system that was implemented and operating in short order.
S4i DASD-Plus has saved Staples’ operations staff countless hours by automating the mundane, yet critical tasks necessary to control disk resources. Its remote capabilities provide additional labor savings on an ongoing basis.
S4i DASD-Plus was designed, and is recognized as, the ‘best-of-breed’ for disk management for an entire iSeries enterprise. It provides a simple-to-use front end and feature-rich operations capabilities that enable operations staff to dedicate their time to more productive tasks.