In Greece, the IT infrastructure of the Lion group comprises 22 servers hosting various OS, networks and databases. 650 users access the ERP and collaborative applications.
With each employee using a workstation, the maintenance costs started to be a heavy burden on the IT budget. Furthermore, the volume of data transferred between the headquarters and the branches was increasing exponentially every day. The application updates and current maintenance operations through Windows Terminal Servers took more and more time and consumed the bandwidth, slowing down the network.
One of the advantages of NEC VPCC was the simplicity of implementing the terminals and applications. The structure now allows software to be updated easily and users to access their applications from any location. No uncertified application is installed on the systems !
In addition to significant reductions in operating costs, the architecture easily adapts to the needs which increase at the same time as the company develops.
Mr Kermitsis, CIO, says “The daily data transfers linked to updates have been drastically reduced, facilitating the administration of hardware resources and reducing our Total Ownership Cost and licence costs for many applications”.