King Saud University: University Supports Goals With Enterprise Solution, Saves $2.2 Million in IT Costs
King Saud University (KSU), a major university in the Arab world, wanted to build on its reputation for teaching and research by deploying a cost-effective IT infrastructure to improve the learning environment on campus. KSU acquired the Microsoft Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) Suite and gained a set of Microsoft products to standardize on a more efficient, easily managed infrastructure. Since signing the agreement in 2009, KSU has saved approximately U.S.$2.2 million (SAR 8.3 million) in IT costs, while reducing spam by 225 percent and application downtime by 30 percent. It also created a new portal solution that provides a collaboration framework where 4,600 faculty members can update their websites.