Project Profile 1: IT Infrastructure for Canadian Investment Dealer

THE CLIENT:
A Canadian institutional equities investment dealer listed on the major Canadian stock exchanges. Starting up new operations in Toronto and Montreal, and specializing in trading of equities issues, corporate finance, investment research and back-office clearing operations.

THE ENVIRONMENT:
The network and hardware consisted of Microsoft Servers running on HP servers with fault-tolerant RAID storage arrays with Windows desktops on the trading desk.

Applications supported: SQL Server, Reuters and Star Data quotation systems, Microsoft Office, Remote Access Services, Mail, Internet and SNA gateways.

THE ROLE:
Duncan McAllister was contracted as the project manager to direct and oversee all technical aspects of the design and relocation of the equities trading and back-office facilities at their Toronto and Montreal locations. This included the installation of a new local area network, Windows servers and over 100 workstations. Also managed the implementation of telecommunications, including data and voice communications.