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How does Publicis manage fonts across the nation using Universal Type Server. Includes info about server virtualization and wide area font distribution and activation.

How does Publicis manage fonts across the nation using Universal Type Server. Includes info about server virtualization and wide area font distribution and activation.

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  • 1. PUBLICIS: A ModernPublicisCase Study Approach to Managing Fonts Across the Nation
  • 2. David Plavin •  Service Manager, Creative Applications Publicis / RE: SOURCES Information TechnologyPublicisCase Study •  17 Years Serving Creative Agencies
  • 3. Publicis •  Top 4 creative agencies in the worldPublicis •  Offices worldwideCase Study Notable clients: •  Procter & Gamble •  Lenovo •  Toyota •  Wendy’s •  Philip Morris
  • 4. Life Before Universal Type Server •  Suitcase Server X1Publicis •  Font Reserve ServerCase Study •  Desktop-based font management solutions •  Varied by creative group 10% 90% Server Desktop
  • 5. IT Goals of a Font Server •  Management of multiple font collections serving disparate creative teamsPublicisCase Study •  Ensure font licensing compliance •  Efficient user access •  Consistent and reliable server •  Easy server configuration •  Local administration
  • 6. From the End User’s Perspective •  Easy access to font collectionPublicis •  Ability to search and browse fontsCase Study •  Precise font activation •  Better ability to manage font libraries •  Very positive creative user feedback •  Custom configuration to meet creative group needs
  • 7. Server Configuration •  Virtual servers using Parallels Bare Metal for Mac managed by ARD or Parallels ConsolePublicisCase Study •  Server Licenses: 24 •  Client Licenses: 3,109 •  Client deployed by automation software •  Migrating to LDAP for user management
  • 8. PublicisCase Study
  • 9. Compliance Strategy •  Licensing a large libraryPublicis •  Purchase request formsCase Study •  Deployment across multiple locations
  • 10. Disaster Recovery •  Hurricane SandyPublicis •  Offsite CoLoCase Study •  Recovery plan
  • 11. Q&A + Contact •  David PlavinPublicis •  Service Manager, Creative ApplicationsCase Study •  Publicis Groupe •  David.plavin@us-resources.com