Just as skyscrapers are supported by a steel framework, enterprise data systems are software frameworks created to handle high-level user engagements.

When buildings are constructed, scale, infrastructure and design are all important factors to consider. Creating your web presence is no different.

That’s where we come in; IES Group is a leader in the technology industry and we will play the role of architect to build your custom strategy into a reality.


We Build
Skyscrapers

Our Work

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Challenge

How can you find out what’s happening on the web? IES was presented with a unique challenge: develop a content-driven application that allows users to find and upload content for a variety of topics. The platform needed to be robust enough to support content from multiple sources, while remaining flexible enough to be searchable by the everyday user. The site also needed to support and integrate social media.

Solution

IES Group created Diply, a web app that lets you browse and upload your favorite content. Diply collects images, videos and content from bloggers through user submissions. Diply has become a one-stop shop for everything from ways to reuse supplies, watch the funniest videos or find the best recipes and much more. Users have the option to log in using Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts, so they don’t have to create a site-specific username. From there, users can share what they find to their social media followings.

Technology

Windows Azure Cloud Services (App Fabric with Autoscaling, SQL Database, Caching Services, CDN Services), AngularJS, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC 4, Mobile-First Responsive Design

Results

Diply is ranked #1 in the Top 100 Canadian websites for the amount of traffic with an Alexa rank of 493. Within the first 2 months of being active, the site claimed the world record for most Facebook "Likes" on a single website post.

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Challenge

How can you find out what's happening now at your favourite places? IES Group was presented with a unique challenge: develop the first ever mobile app and website that allow users to find and follow places anywhere in the world, and upload content from their mobile phone anytime.

Solution

"Koopz" is a web and mobile app that lets you find and follow your favourite places on the planet – whether you're looking for the best place for midnight waffles or the hottest club in town. Here's how it works. Koopz collects images, videos, geographical locations, and content from popular social networks in real time. You can browse to find places or create a personal list to follow places. You log-in using your Facebook credentials and search by place, topic and time to find out what's happening near you, anywhere you go. You get notifications about the places you follow – with news to share with friends. You can take and add pictures using the Koopz App, share favourite locations with friends on Facebook, like or dislike images, and add comments to pics and videos.

Technology

MS Azure, C#.NET, SQL Server 2012, SQL Full English Query Services, .NET Win Services, .NET Web Services, CDN, Caching, Mobile (Objective-C)

Results

Koopz is a dynamic and robust mobile app and website with a launch date of Q1/2013.

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Challenge

Connex gave IES a key challenge. Their method for manually updating and maintaining Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol, and Problem Gambling treatment information required extensive manpower and removed the ability to provide real-time information. Due to the nature of the organization's volume of information changes, significant administration was required to ensure information accuracy. They needed a new system that would remove agency communication barriers and instill transparency in the treatment community, while ensuring secure information transfer.

Solution

IES Group designed, developed and installed a web-services layer connecting 3000 treatment professionals and the community. Working together, we implemented an effective change management process for their website that allowed changes to flow easily, while still providing for a human review process. In addition, Connex now has the ability to analyze agency information in real-time via an online reporting system to allow accurate timely decisions, and Ontario residents are receiving an improved responsiveness in their care.

Technology

C#.NET, SQL Server 2005, Oracle 8i, DB2, Polar, SquareD Powerlogic

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Challenge

The Ford Motor Company mandated aggressive energy conservation targets of 5% reduction per year over a 5 year mandate objective.

Solution

Ford Motor Company engaged IES Group to implement sustainable energy efficiency programs supporting corporate conservation policies and targets, with the goal of reducing costs, and ecological footprint. IES Group implemented a "Total Utilities" measuring and monitoring program which allowed facilities staff to view a simplistic software dashboard providing real time utility usage throughout the 2 million square foot production facility. Understanding when and where energy is consumed allowed the facility engineers to pin point areas of excess consumption and to implement conservation measures through the facility.

Technology

C#.NET, SQL Server 2005, Oracle 8i, DB2, Polar, SquareD Powerlogic

Results

Ford Motor Company and IES Group achieved the mandated conservation goals and targets through monitoring and reporting of all utilities. Best practices of these types of conservation programs have been cascaded to all of Ford's production facilities supporting their corporate responsibility to reducing environmental impact.

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Challenge

Designing a standard test platform that solves the conventional problem of testing various vehicle types, electric circuits and ECU's, and a steady flow of new options each model year is a complex task. Daimler leveraged IES Group's experience in the power electronics industry, where IES Group has been a demonstrated technology leader.

Solution

Automated electrical component testing is a challenge faced by all large vehicle manufactures, and is one of the top 10 warranty issues. Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA), a Daimler company, is the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and the leading producer of medium-duty trucks and specialized commercial vehicles. DTNA is the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. In 2006, DTNA teamed up with IES Group to retrofit six plants, and 22 test systems in Canada, USA,
and Mexico with a three stage VET (Vehicle Electronic Test) platform.

Technology

C#.NET, SQL Server 2008, SQL Repication Services, SQL Full English Query Services, DB2, .NET Win Services, .NET Web Services, XML

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Challenge

Large YouTube directors needed a new type of architecture to help them schedule video content and automatically communicate with social networks. Being able to store and manage massive amounts of Big Data is one thing; finding a way to store, categorize, monitize and serve it to site visitors is quite another.

Solution

Designed as gaming's video platform, G2PO.com was made to provide video content to gamers from video game developers, publishers, leading gaming news publications, and top independent video producers. Gamers will find trailers, gameplay videos, news, reviews, preview videos, as well as walkthroughs, commentary, satire and series videos.

Visitors spend 2.2 hours per month, which is greater than Google and YouTube!

We are proud to announce our recent contract with Dailymotion to receive Dailymotion's uploader source code. IES Group is working with Dailymotion to implement our categorization and scheduling engine on their network.

Technology

C#.NET, SQL Server 2008, Amazon S3, Brightcove

Results

Visitors spend 2.2 hours per month, which is greater than Google and Youtube!

We are proud to announce our recent contract with DailyMotion to reveive DailyMotion's uploader source code. IES Group is working with DailyMotion to implement our categorization and scheduling engine on their network.

Our Approach

Let's face it, there are a lot of technology companies out there and all their marketing materials say the same thing! So, how are consumers expected to identify who is the best fit for their high technology needs? For our clients, IES has recognized that there exists a need in the marketplace for more plain talk, and back to business basics.

Our aim is to be specific and provide tangible examples. Why? We want our clients to select us for the right reasons, just as we choose our clients. Our goal is to work with companies that consider us business partners, so we can work together to ensure each project is a mutual success and was conducted in a professional manner to achieve exceptional results.

IES has unique DNA, which has evolved through 18 years of operational experience, research and development. Our innovative corporate programs allow us to attract and retain talent that everyone else wishes they had. Every one of our employees is a subject matter expert in their field and carries a high degree of ownership in the projects they support. Additionally, through the careful selection of projects, IES has evolved far beyond our initial footprint in industrial systems integration.

Client Engagement

  • One-stop for IS & IT expertise, but no ties to specific vendors
  • Proven methodologies to map a client's high level requirements to an overarching plan that encompasses technology, existing environment, goals and creative needs
  • A "we must succeed" attitude - we have never let a client fail
  • Full support and leadership for go to market/launch strategies, advertising, post deployment demographic analysis and managed services
  • Creative

  • Web portal design based on the end-user experience
  • Concept workshops (think Dragon's Den) to drive ideas into real structures - covering monetization, design, architecture and more you would never think of, but need to know!
  • Iterative designs, visual mock-ups and prototype reviews
  • Technology

  • Web applications that bring business wisdom to company stakeholders
  • Creation personalized web platforms on a per-client basis
  • Eltastic, scalable systems from complex technology to suit the end user
  • Pinterest-like web application technology
  • Patent-pending geo-location and categorization engine that can provide immediate benefits to any industry
  • Get In Touch with IES Group
    Profile photo of Gary Manning Gary started out with IES designing analytics platforms for Ford. As a self-described geek, Gary has decisively steered IES towards projects that have allowed us to move to the forefront of web application technology. He's also an educator at heart – he wants you to know why and how things work, and when someone's trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
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    proven leadership
    Rob McDermid is the CEO of IES Group, providing leadership and sustainability in all areas of the business. Rob's strong operational focus and partner focus have allowed IES to flourish in economic downtimes. Rob works closely with other leaders in the community and has a personal mission to bring strong IT skills to the London region. Contact Rob at: rob@iesgroup.ca

    Our Clients

    IES takes pride in a highly referenceable customer list and a report card that speaks to hundreds of enterprise projects that were completed on-time and on-mark. IES can speak to its proven work for companies such as Ford Motors, Magna Corp and eHealth Canada. IES provides specialized incentives for non-profit o rganizations and has negotiated highly effective partnerships with entrepreneurs to help them bring their ideas to market. We are located in London, Ontario, Canada, with project delivery experience in Canada, the US & Mexico. We retain all work in-house and provide fully transparent access to our clients so that at any moment they can check on project status from their environment.

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