Biesse SpA is a leading global player in the production and distribution of high technology machines and systems for wood, glass and stone. Biesse started on a major IT consolidation program with key applications centralized at its headquarters. However, bandwidth and latency issues resulted in poor application performance and made real-time collaboration impossible. Biesse chose Riverbed to overcome this challenge. By deploying a Riverbed solution, the results were 3x improvement in application performance; real-time collaboration is now possible, employee productivity has increased and cost savings have been achieved.