Project Description

Medic Alert supply emergency devices for the most vulnerable people. Via specialist “jewellery” worn on the pulse point, the kit enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from members’ secure emergency personal records, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Medic Alert approached Ethical IT facing significant problems with their main database application, made more challenging due to issues with their outgoing supplier.

The client needed to switch providers and carry out an application migration to a cloud platform in a very short space of time. Being a specialist bespoke JAVA application, this required reverse engineering and a very agile, multi-disciplinary project team to prevent damaging service downtime.

Key deliverables

  1. Ethical IT deployed a custom Java (JBOSS) database application on Amazon Web Services from source code.
  2. With little to no documentation, the work involved reverse engineering the application and taking it live in a very short space of time
  3. A further strategy of implementing Microsoft Dynamics 2017 was also agreed and is being delivered as part of a phase 2, to further remove any reliance on legacy systems or providers


The project hit the deadline with time to spare, and delivered a 99% working system despite significant barriers in the lack of handover or technical documentation

Ethical IT also implemented a Disaster Recovery (DR) failover site for the system at our Private Cloud hosting facility, giving a guaranteed 100% uptime – essential due to the reliance Medic Alert’s members have on their system
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