Case Study: Follett Higher Education Group

With over 1000 locations and more than 4 million sq. feet of bookstore space, Follett is the largest operator of college bookstores in the country. The company has aggressive growth plans for its store openings in order to meet its business goals.

The Challenge

When Follett’s significant growth created the need for a new 8,000 square foot data center at its headquarters, company managers knew a highly skilled partner had to be identified to help them complete the project.

Follett also found itself needing to implement a PCI Compliance requirement – an essential component to protecting data for thousands of their customers.

THE SOLUTION

Upon being tapped for the project, Medlin provided low-voltage design and installation at Follett’s data center, giving the company the kind of conduit between the construction and IT functions it was looking for.

To safeguard customer data for Follett, our team at Medlin designed a special locking cabinet and installed it in over 900 locations. To ensure an even greater level of protection, Medlin re-cabled the majority of Follett stores, relocating their data equipment in the process.

The Results

Thanks to Medlin’s proactive, safety- minded thinking, Follett has the peace of mind that its customer data is secure.

As the company continues to follow its growth plans, it has a template for success when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Medlin continues to work with Follett on a range of store openings and enhancements coast-to-coast.

So whether our team is at the University of Florida or Stanford University, Medlin is helping to build out the technological infrastructure of every Follett bookstore to exact specifications.

“Medlin is a valued partner, a company that we depend on to help us open new stores and upgrade existing ones. And their proven experience is very important to us.”

– Tim Walkup,
VP of Store Operations

The Challenge

When Follett’s significant growth created the need for a new 8,000 square foot data center at its headquarters, company managers knew a highly skilled partner had to be identified to help them complete the project.

Follett also found itself needing to implement a PCI Compliance requirement – an essential component to protecting data for thousands of their customers.

THE SOLUTION

Upon being tapped for the project, Medlin provided low-voltage design and installation at Follett’s data center, giving the company the kind of conduit between the construction and IT functions it was looking for.

To safeguard customer data for Follett, our team at Medlin designed a special locking cabinet and installed it in over 900 locations. To ensure an even greater level of protection, Medlin re-cabled the majority of Follett stores, relocating their data equipment in the process.

The Results

Thanks to Medlin’s proactive, safety- minded thinking, Follett has the peace of mind that its customer data is secure.

As the company continues to follow its growth plans, it has a template for success when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Medlin continues to work with Follett on a range of store openings and enhancements coast-to-coast.

So whether our team is at the University of Florida or Stanford University, Medlin is helping to build out the technological infrastructure of every Follett bookstore to exact specifications.

“Medlin is a valued partner, a company that we depend on to help us open new stores and upgrade existing ones. And their proven experience is very important to us.”

– Tim Walkup,
VP of Store Operations

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