English local authority

Enabling employees to work on the move while avoiding million-dollar investments

Published on 24 Jun 2014

We estimate that the project with IBM allows us to avoid a cost of GBP10 million [USD15.5 million].

Spokesperson, English local authority

Customer
English local authority

Industry
Government

Deployment country
United Kingdom

Partner
Cetus Solutions Limited

Overview

A local authority in England, this organization serves hundreds of thousands of citizens with a range of services including social care, education, housing benefits, electoral administration and waste collection.

Business need
Serving a growing population with limited funds, an English local authority needed to continue to improve efficiency and service levels, and so set out to enable more flexible ways of working.

Solution
The council opted for a virtual desktop infrastructure solution based on thin-client software running on IBM® System x® servers, enabling access to desktop environments from anywhere, and on any device.

Benefits
Drives greater employee productivity and efficiency by reducing the need for travel and cutting the time for desktop loading by up to 95 percent; avoids a USD15.5 million investment in new workstations.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware
System x: System x3550 M4, System x, System x: System x running hypervisor - VMware, System x: System x running Windows, Storage

Solution
Govt: Government Accountability - Cost Efficiency, Govt: Government, State/Provincial/Local Transformation, Govt: Mobility, Enabling Business Flexibility, Mobile, Server Consolidation, Transforming Business, Virtualization, Virtualization - Desktop, Virtualization - Server

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