Allina Hospitals & Clinics: Hospital Resolves Security Issues Faster, Saves $97,000 on Servers, With New Software
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a major healthcare presence in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina Hospitals & Clinics recently upgraded to Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 to gain efficiencies in securing and managing its 27,000 PCs. The company is upgrading those PCs to the Windows 7 operating system and uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to standardize PC configuration, monitor PC power consumption, and maximize application uptime and employee productivity. Allina has cut security remediation time in half, giving IT staff more time to help employees deliver patient care. This time savings represents a U.S.$25,000 annual productivity gain. Allina saved another $97,000 by eliminating 10 servers because of the new software's efficient design.