CDW Cuts Application Deployment Time, Improves Flexibility With Virtualization
CDW provides computer hardware, software, and supplies to customers in business, government, and education markets. The company's Software Sales Business Unit has 600 sales, operations, and consultant professionals. With no IT staff dedicated to application delivery, 12 of the consultants spent time after-hours packaging and deploying applications. CDW wanted to reduce the burden on staff members by providing a fast, simple, and reliable way to handle application deployment. By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, CDW reduced application packaging time by more than 90 percent and delivered applications in one-third of the time previously required. The company can now easily support its mobile work force, while enabling greater flexibility for its consultants and sales force and improving the stability of its client devices.