NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualisation, today announced how Struer Kommune, a Danish municipal government body, is progressing its desktop virtualisation programme to support the delivery of public services in education, healthcare and social services in addition to key administrative functions.
Struer Kommune has over 1,700 permanent employees and serves approximately 22,400 citizens in the coastal town of Struer where Denmark’s leading technology companies like Bang and Olufsen are concentrated.
With new greater responsibility for local services, Struer Kommune recognised the need to make its IT systems more flexible and simpler to manage for a wider range of end users and applications. They decided to implement a desktop virtualisation programme based on centralising applications and data using Citrix virtualisation technologies.
Following a competitive review, Struer selected NComputing’s N500 thin clients which are purpose-built for Citrix and optimized to deliver a first class Citrix experience to all end users.
NComputing was chosen because its N-Series thin clients are purpose built for maximizing the investment in Citrix and offers Struer much better price/performance at approximately a third of the cost of other thin client devices. N500 thin clients provide a future proofed foundation for desktop IT with support for more demanding multi-media applications providing end users with a superior experience when accessing their personalized desktops wherever they are within the organisation. For Struer’s IT team, the NComputing vSpace Management Centre provides powerful remote management and support tools that eliminate the need to do on-site maintenance and support of devices.
Implementation of the solution has begun with over 600 N-Series devices deployed already in the early phases of the project.
Claus Vagn Ohrt, IT consultant at Struer Kommune said: “As our NComputing solution grows, we will be able to improve access to IT resources for a wide variety of local government professionals from standard office workers and school admin staff to engineers and healthcare workers. Moreover, by being able to centralize management of our desktop IT on a single platform, we will benefit from dramatically simplified IT management and reduced hardware replacement and maintenance costs.”
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