Data Centers

Manufacturer Ups Efficiency and Agility, Cuts IT Costs by $325,000, With New Software

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: WORD

Scholle Packaging is the leader in bag-in-box packaging for the food, beverage, and industrial markets. When Scholle began producing products globally rather than regionally, employees around the world needed better ways to communicate, but the company's older, decentralized server infrastructure was a barrier to flexible communications and business agility. Scholle used its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement to cost-effectively overhaul its business productivity and core IT infrastructures. It deployed modern communications and collaboration software to facilitate information sharing and problem solving across the company. Using Microsoft virtualization and management software, Scholle avoided U.S.$325,000 in hardware and staffing costs while reducing server downtime by 60 percent. Employees are more productive, and the IT staff more responsive to business needs.