Scalable, repeatable, highly available, and centrally managed – Those are the characteristics of the IT infrastructure LCB Senior Living asked NCGIT to provide for its planned roll-out of senior housing communities throughout the eastern US. At the time, LCB had a small management office and only a handful of residences it was managing. An old school approach of managing each location individually with in-house servers was sufficient and manageable. However, with the plan to begin building and managing new residences all over New England and the eastern US, it was clear that this old approach was not going to be a viable approach for providing the scalability, repeat-ability and central management LCB desired.
LCB now has successfully expanded its footprint to 22 senior residences from VT to CT and in 2017 is planning to open 4 more new residences in MA and NH. To facilitate this aggressive growth from an IT perspective NCGIT designed and implemented a fully cloud hosted infrastructure shared across all facilities. The solution combines cloud hosted desktops, servers, file sharing, email, website security filtering, and cloud based Wifi and firewall management. This allows all users across all of the locations to access their same desktops, files, and emails from any location, and to do it reliably and securely. Equally importantly, this cloud hosted infrastructure allows LCB to scale its infrastructure quickly and in a highly repeatable fashion. NCGIT and LCB internal IT resources are also able to quickly, easily and centrally manage all aspects of the IT infrastructure.
About LCB Senior Living, LLC
LCB Senior Living, LLC is a developer/operator and third-party manager of quality senior housing communities. Since 1994, the LCB team has been pioneers in modern senior living, providing Independent Living, Assisted living and Memory Care services throughout New England and the eastern United States. During that time, they built and sold the 16th-largest such company in the nation, and are currently one of the fastest-growing senior housing companies in the region.
Whether it be developing and managing beautiful new residences, or managing yours, LCB prides itself in creating communities where residents can enjoy continued comfort, security and dignity as their individual physical and cognitive needs change.