ZOHE is delighted with the management and performance of its IT infrastructure thanks to SPIE.
Present in 22 municipalities in Hainaut, the Zone de Secours Hainaut-Est (ZOHE) [East Hainaut Relief Area], consisting of 6 relief stations, covers a total population of more than 470,000 inhabitants, or one third of the area of Hainaut Province. 591 firefighters in all, of whom 370 professionals and 56 administrative staff work for the Relief Area.
When the ZOHE became independent from the City of Charleroi, Antonio Bruno, IT Manager of ZOHE, and his team had to put a new IT infrastructure in place. “We pushed for the internal solution,” he explains. Furthermore, for the IT Manager, it was important for the provider to play fully the role of consultant and integrator for the choice and installation of the solution.
To meet the needs of ZOHE, SPIE put in place an internal network infrastructure and a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), through the StorMagic solution to obtain true redundancy. The entire project was managed by the teams of SPIE’s ICS division, in close cooperation with the client: from audit and advice on the choice of the solution in line with ZOHE’s objectives, to the purchase of hardware, its installation, configuration, stabilization by an SPIE System Engineer and assistance.
Antonio Bruno is completely satisfied with the solution and hardware which is easy to manage. On the service side, the client is particularly appreciative of the good relationship he has with his contacts at SPIE. “The hardware works very well. In all honesty, my best experience with the implementation of an IT infrastructure is this one, with SPIE,” Antonio
As the impact of coronavirus on our activities increases and in the face of ever-stricter government measures to halt its spread, SPIE Belgium would like to inform you about the steps it has taken within the organisation.
To this day:
SPIE Belgium has decided not to stop its activities completely, considering that some of these may be essential or even critical to maintaining the activities of companies in critical sectors and essential services that are vital to the smooth running of the country. This is being done, of course, in strict respect of the measures taken by the authorities, and treating the health and safety of our staff, our clients, our suppliers and sub-contractors as a priority.
This unprecedented crisis reminds us of the importance of two of our founding values: responsibility and proximity. By each taking our responsibilities, we will overcome this ordeal.
Drawing strength from our 120 years of experience and from the solidity of the Group to which we belong, we remain confident in the future and in our mutual capacity to adapt and be resilient.