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Healthcare Network Stretches VDI Budget, Saving Six Figures, Using Stratodesk NoTouch Software to Re-Purpose PCs

Centralized, hardware-agnostic management ensures more savings going forward

September 01, 2015 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It was the perfect cure: Clinicians using 400 workstations at a Michigan-based healthcare network never noticed that their desktops no longer ran on their local systems, but were hosted at a central server room.

“We email them and get a very fast response. It almost feels like a partnership.”

“We didn’t want to disrupt users, but switching them to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) helped us drop desktop maintenance costs by at least 50 percent,” says a systems engineer for the healthcare network.

What’s more, the IT team had re-purposed existing PCs, some up to five years old, as “zero-like” VDI clients at 90 percent savings compared to buying thin VDI clients. “That really helped us expand the VDI project,” the engineer says.

The key was Stratodesk NoTouch software, which installed off a USB stick in less than 10 minutes to replace local Windows operating systems. “We were going to have to migrate from Windows XP to Win 7 but most of the PCs wouldn’t support it, and upgrading them was out of the question,” says the engineer.

NoTouch is hardware-agnostic and provides centralized management of existing PCs, new added thin clients, and soon 600 wirelessly-connected existing laptops, an expansion where NoTouch will save another six figures in avoided hardware costs. “We tested other solutions, and none had the flexibility, centralized management, fast deployment and low cost of NoTouch.”

“Stratodesk support has been top notch,” the engineer adds. “We email them and get a very fast response. It almost feels like a partnership.”

Get free demo versions of NoTouch software at www.stratodesk.com or at Stratodesk booth #2536 at VMworld, August 30 to September 3 in San Francisco.

About Stratodesk

Stratodesk provides a one-for-all operating and management solution for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) endpoints. Organizations from small businesses to large enterprises and governments can achieve double-digit percentage cost reductions and dramatically improved security, while retaining existing hardware and being able to choose endpoint devices independently of VDI providers.

Stratodesk users include banks, governments, armed forces, hospitals, small and medium businesses and large enterprises in America and across the globe. Stratodesk is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Vienna, Austria and Klagenfurt, Austria. Learn more at www.stratodesk.com.

Contacts
Stratodesk
Silke Telsnig, +1 415-946-4029
Chief Marketing Officer
[email protected]

Healthcare Network Stretches VDI Budget, Saving Six Figures, Using Stratodesk NoTouch Software to Re-Purpose PCs

Centralized, hardware-agnostic management ensures more savings going forward

September 01, 2015 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It was the perfect cure: Clinicians using 400 workstations at a Michigan-based healthcare network never noticed that their desktops no longer ran on their local systems, but were hosted at a central server room.

“We email them and get a very fast response. It almost feels like a partnership.”

“We didn’t want to disrupt users, but switching them to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) helped us drop desktop maintenance costs by at least 50 percent,” says a systems engineer for the healthcare network.

What’s more, the IT team had re-purposed existing PCs, some up to five years old, as “zero-like” VDI clients at 90 percent savings compared to buying thin VDI clients. “That really helped us expand the VDI project,” the engineer says.

The key was Stratodesk NoTouch software, which installed off a USB stick in less than 10 minutes to replace local Windows operating systems. “We were going to have to migrate from Windows XP to Win 7 but most of the PCs wouldn’t support it, and upgrading them was out of the question,” says the engineer.

NoTouch is hardware-agnostic and provides centralized management of existing PCs, new added thin clients, and soon 600 wirelessly-connected existing laptops, an expansion where NoTouch will save another six figures in avoided hardware costs. “We tested other solutions, and none had the flexibility, centralized management, fast deployment and low cost of NoTouch.”

“Stratodesk support has been top notch,” the engineer adds. “We email them and get a very fast response. It almost feels like a partnership.”

Get free demo versions of NoTouch software at www.stratodesk.com or at Stratodesk booth #2536 at VMworld, August 30 to September 3 in San Francisco.

About Stratodesk

Stratodesk provides a one-for-all operating and management solution for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) endpoints. Organizations from small businesses to large enterprises and governments can achieve double-digit percentage cost reductions and dramatically improved security, while retaining existing hardware and being able to choose endpoint devices independently of VDI providers.

Stratodesk users include banks, governments, armed forces, hospitals, small and medium businesses and large enterprises in America and across the globe. Stratodesk is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Vienna, Austria and Klagenfurt, Austria. Learn more at www.stratodesk.com.

Contacts
Stratodesk
Silke Telsnig, +1 415-946-4029
Chief Marketing Officer
[email protected]

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