GBS is proud to announce that Gaby Batshoun, President was honored today as one of Cincinnati’s top entrepreneurs. Gaby was selected as an honoree for the 2017 John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award.

This annual honor recognizes local business leaders whose vision, passion and willingness to take risks makes a direct impact on their business, its stakeholders and contributes to the overall good of Greater Cincinnati.

Every day, Gaby uses his never-ending entrepreneurial, innovative spirit to develop technology-based solutions for our clients - giving them a competitive edge.

Global Business Solutions (GBS) turns technology into your competitive advantage. We solve business problems by deploying high-performance technologies. At GBS, accelerating your business is our singular mission, and has been since 1995. We brought Managed IT Services to Greater Cincinnati, and have been expanding our suite of solutions ever since.

Only one Greater Cincinnati-based Managed Service Provider can deliver truly integrated solutions across the entire IT & Digital landscape. Why? Because no other provider has the depth of knowledge across all technology platforms, nor do they offer this suite of solutions.
Success Stories

THE CLIENT: Grote Enterprises, LLC

THE CHALLENGE: Migrate on-premise Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud.

GBS SOLUTION: GBS migrated and deployed Microsoft Office 365 for 300+ end users.

VALUE DERIVED: This innovative solution added much value to the Grote Enterprise (listed below):

  • Exchange licensing (nightmare) essentially went away; corporate savings of slightly over 20%
  • Grote IT reduced the number of HW servers which decreased helpdesk incidents by 30-40%
  • Office 365 is seamless with existing corporate software programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Grote now has “Anytime, Anywhere Access” which increased efficiencies 50%
  • Easily communicate and collaborate inside and outside Grote Corporate
  • Pay-as-you-go model, provides procurement predictability and flexibility to Grote Corporate
  • Simple to learn; straightforward for all staff
  • Financially-backed uptime guarantee at 99.9%
  • Grote increased IT safety and security

CLIENT: ARK Encounter

THE CHALLENGE: The Ark is a rare and completely original building.  No pathways existed in the building design for the network, camera system, access control and AV systems.  Cabling and end devices needed to be invisible to the guests.  All pathways had to be carefully thought out and worked through.

GBS SOLUTION: Design a complete cabling infrastructure with; extremely intricate cable pathways, 24 IT rooms (racks, cabinets, ladder tray, HVAC, gas fire suppression system), optical backbones/splice points, access control system, and a CCTV system (consisting of over 250 cameras) serving multiple buildings and outdoor areas.

VALUE DERIVED: GBS was able to provide a complete design and perform the installation for this project.  Having a single source capable of the complete design/install process was a great resource for the ARK Encounter.  Not only was a single source extremely helpful from a time standpoint, it was a huge cost saver.



THE CLIENT: Fitzgerald Pharmacy

THE CHALLENGE: Reliable, uninterrupted Internet connectivity is a mission critical component of any pharmacy’s infrastructure. Constant communication with pharmaceutical-specific cloud-based apps, insurance companies, doctors’ offices and daily end-of-day records transmissions are part of everyday business.

As a pharmacy group with 5 Cincinnati locations, Fitzgerald’s infrastructure houses an active directory server at its main pharmacy. The satellite locations do not have an on-site active directory server. As a result, when the connection with the main site went down, active directory DNS resolution was impossible – effectively shutting down the Internet at all five locations.

GBS SOLUTION: GBS set up a second domain controller in a cloud environment so that when HQ lost connectivity or VPN tunnels weren’t accessible, each remote location could query DNS from the cloud-based domain controller. Additionally, the solution enabled each satellite sites to maintain connection with the server for end-of-day batch transaction data to pass.

VALUE DERIVED: What began as a challenge in internet reliability quickly turned into a significant cost savings and convenience fix. This out-of-the-box solution saved Fitzgerald Pharmacy the cost to purchase, configure, install, and maintain 4 additional servers. The cloud environment is a reliable at comes at a fraction of the cost.

What Clients Say
Lynn Shewmaker
Lynn ShewmakerVision One
“GBS has been a great all-around technology partner for us. No matter what issue we’ve thrown at them, our GBS technicians come through by knowing how to solve them. Important business are taken care of, like ensuring HIPAA compliance, maintaining network memory capacity and speed. I really appreciate what GBS and their technicians do for Vision One."

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Johnson Investment Counsel
“GBS has been an important partner as we improve our IT operations. Their networking team is top notch, providing enterprise level solutions and exceptional support when the need arises.”

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Fitzgerald Pharmacy
"I want to say that once we experienced Global and the way they setup your network and made recommends for some new hardware. At least in our case, things started working a lot smoother. However, if you need support they have always been very knowledgeable and very responsive to our needs. I would highly recommend Global to anyone."

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Viox & Viox
"Our firm has been very impressed with the innovative solutions that GBS has provided for us.  We recognize that our unique needs require creative solutions. The team at GBS works closely with us to understand our issues and provide solutions that should allow us to grow technologically in the future."

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Grand View Tavern
“Thank you GBS – you saved the day.”

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Holland Roofing
“What started out as a simple computer/server transaction way back in ’95 has become a trusted partnership.  Since then, GBS designs, configures, installs and supports all of our technology infrastructure. And now with offices in 18 locations, including Costa Rica and Netherlands, GBS has grown with us. Simply put, they have the know-how to make complex technology work for your business.”

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Answers In Genesis
“GBS’s ability to adapt to such a complex and rapidly changing project under very tight deadlines and still be able to deliver outstanding service and quality was a huge blessing to the ministry. When Jeremy Earl and his team were assigned a new task we didn’t have to worry as to whether or not it would be completed well and on time, that was just a given. I would highly recommend Gaby Batshoun and GBS ...

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De Vroomen Garden Products
“GBS was instrumental in moving our headquarters from the Netherlands to the US. We asked GBS engineers to manage all details of our move – and they delivered big...delivered as big as our flower bulbs. GBS arrived at our headquarters and within 24 hours had successfully migrated all data, transitioned physical servers to virtual – and once back in the states configured our entire network. When you need a technology provider to save the day ...

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Carrera Construction
"As a local General Contractor, we can honestly say that GBS has performed flawlessly for us several times on tenant jobs where timing at the end of the job is critical.  From the initial sales by Steffani Pennington, through their engineering and installation, GBS is one of the few subcontractors who will get their portion of work done professionally and on time."

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Rest Haven Cemetery
In today’s world what separates all of the different companies that are willing and ready to assist with the ever-growing list of computer issues in your business? The reason my companies have chosen GBS is the service that we receive from not only our Account Manager Steffani Pennington, but from the many service technicians that are always there to provide assistance.  I recently had an issue that I was unable to resolve due to a “Windows ...

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