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Getronics enjoys higher productivity and increased mobility with Windows 8
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Getronics enjoys higher productivity and increased mobility with Windows 8

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In order to learn about Microsoft’s latest operating system, ICT services provider Getronics joined the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program (TAP). This involved them in deploying the beta releases …

In order to learn about Microsoft’s latest operating system, ICT services provider Getronics joined the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program (TAP). This involved them in deploying the beta releases of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in its production environment. Today Getronics has 350 users working day-to-day with Windows 8 spread over several devices such as laptops, desktops and tablets.

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  • 1. Getronics enjoys higher productivity and increased mobility with Windows 8 In order to learn about Microsoft’s latest operating system, ICT services provider Getronics joined the Microinfo.be@getronics.com tel. +32 2 229 91 11 soft Technology Adoption Program (TAP). This involved them in deploying the beta releases of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in its production environment. Today Getronics has 350 users working day-to-day with country: Belgium Windows 8 spread over several devices such as laptops, sector: ICT services desktops and tablets. profile Getronics is an ICT services group consisting of the Getronics is convinced that the new technology will Getronics and Connectis brands and is owned by enable the company and its customers to deliver cost the AURELIUS Group, a holding company head- savings, improve productivity and open the way to quartered in Munich, Germany. Getronics has ap- adopting new trends such as Bring Your Own Device, proximately 4,000 employees in 13 countries across Choose Your Own Device and the New World of Work Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and has a in a secure way. The new improved features give users complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. more mobility and flexibility. Getronics is now ready to deploy Windows 8 through- challenge out the company. The company is also using its first- As a provider of ICT services and a Microsoft Gold hand experience of Windows 8 experience to roll out Partner, Getronics always aims to build up practical the first projects for external customers. experience of each technology before offering it to its customers. Windows 8
  • 2. ICT services provider Getronics switched 350 of its solution employees’ devices to the new operating system Windows Getronics joined the Microsoft Technology Adop- 8. The devices included laptops, desktop PCs and tablet tion Program, which involved deploying the beta computers, which are used across nine different countries. releases of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in Now Getronics is ready for all 4,000 employees worldwide its production environment. Some 350 laptops, desktop PCs and tablet computers of Getronics’ employees, spread across nine different countries, were migrated to Windows 8. to change to Windows 8. In addition, the company can use the technical expertise it has built up to support customers in their switch to Windows 8. “Windows 8 marks an exciting time for Getronics and our benefits customers, delivering cost savings, improving productivity Û Optimizes the way employees work and enabling organizations to embrace new trends such as Û Higher efficiency and productivity Bring Your Own Device, Choose Your Own Device and the Û Lower costs New World of Work in a secure way,” says Nico Sienaert, Û Easier device management Sr. Infrastructure Consultant at Getronics. “With our exten- Û Work with more mobility and flexibility sive knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft technologies, Getronics can guide our customers on this journey.” software&services Servers Windows Server 2012 Getronics’ philosophy is to test technology in its own environment before advising its customers to deploy it. That’s why Getronics, a Microsoft Gold Partner, first wanted to Developer Tools learn about Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 before the official launch on the market. The ICT services provider Windows Windows 8 joined the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program, which involved them in deploying the beta releases of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in its production environment. Desktop Applications Business Solutions Embracing new trends While working with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Online Services Getronics noticed that the new Microsoft technologies enable organizations to embrace new ICT trends more Microsoft Services easily. Microsoft Technologies “Mobile technologies will become more and more of a commodity,” says Nico Sienaert. “It’s really about the ap- Microsoft Security plication, no matter where the user is located on the globe. That’s why Getronics has intensively tested Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 features like BranchCache, BitLocker and Remote Access. With Windows 7 we could already see that the features showed a lot of promise for the future. Now with the improvements that Microsoft has made, these features have become even easier to implement, and the threshold is lower.” Getronics, together with Microsoft, is one of the pioneers of the New World of Work. “While many companies have it on their radar, we have implemented this way of
  • 3. Nico Sienaert, Sr. Infrastructure Consultant at Getronics: “Getronics believes that Windows 8 and its features will bring many organizations a step closer to a full New World of Work environment.” working for more than two years now,” says Nico with mobile workers and task workers. That’s why we Sienaert. “Besides the change in culture and mental- started to build Windows 8 apps in-house, including ity, technology is key to making such a project a an Internal Social Media tool, Engineer Application success. Getronics believes that Windows 8 and its and Meeting Room Reservation.” features will bring many organizations a step closer to a full New World of Work environment.” In addition to the improved features in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Getronics also tested a Another trend that is fast gaining ground is Bring number of new features such as Windows To Go, Your Own Device. “This is a complex area, for exam- Data Deduplication and Dynamic Access Control. ple due to network security concerns, but with Win- Windows To Go is a new feature of Windows 8 that dows 8 our customers will be able to better prepare allows companies to provide an environment that themselves,” according to Nico Sienaert. “Windows 8 will boot from a USB drive. This is useful for people provides the opportunity for companies to offer its such as external staff, who can then run Windows 8 employees leading devices with the operating sys- from the USB stick on their own laptop. This means tem that they are familiar with. Getronics recognizes it is no longer necessary for the organisation to pro- that customers may change their strategy from vide them with a hardware device. New features at Bring Your Own Device to Choose Your Own Device, the server level include Data Deduplication and Dy- which will have a positive impact on cost and risk.” namic Access Control. Data Deduplication enables organizations to save on disk space, while Dynamic It’s not only about Windows, it’s about apps Access Control allows a more classification-based Getronics noticed during the Technology Adoption approach of access rights. Refining the set-up of Program that the new Windows 8 operating system users’ access rights, based on their profile, makes is very user-friendly, being very similar to Windows security more efficient and easier to manage. 7. However, users will need to adapt to the new Windows 8 style user interface. “The new style is de- Device management signed for touch screen technology, which is impor- Getronics also provides managed services for large tant for tablets,” explains Nico Sienaert. “We believe organisations and so it is well aware of the com- that there are huge opportunities for our customers plexities of device management. “As Getronics
  • 4. manages more than 300,000 devices in Belgium and Luxembourg, it is important that we keep improving the way we manage all these devices,” says Nico Sienaert. “As part of our extensive experience with Windows Vista and Windows 7 roll-outs, we invested in tools to make the migration to a new operating system less painful for our customers. We are continuing this practice with Windows 8, with tools built on Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. By focusing on minimizing user downtime, retaining settings and applications, and keeping risk low, we can guarantee our customers smoother OS migration projects.” First Windows 8 projects for external customers In the meantime, Getronics is already carrying out the first Windows 8 projects for external customers. For example, it “Getronics believes that there are huge opportunities for its customers with mobile workers and task workers. That’s why we started to build Windows 8 apps in-house, including an Internal Social Media tool, Engineer Application and Meeting Room Reservation.” for more information For more information about the Microsoft products and services described, call +32 2 503 31 13 or visit www.microsoft.be/cases for other businesses that use similar applications. For more information about Getronics, +32 2 229 91 11 or visit www.getronics.com call is helping a large university hospital in the Netherlands to equip the nursing staff with a Windows 8 tablet PC. This allows users to search for, share and update information on patients very efficiently. Ultimately, this approach should replace the paper-based patient records.

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