About the Client
The customer is a large hospice located in Florida, with 400 client terminals across its head office and 12 branches. The hospice needed to support its end users and manage the business effectively. Based on this need, it became clearly necessary that the client either contracted with a company to handle after hours end-user support, or brought in a managed cloud provider that could handle the entire desktop experience.
The hospice needed a higher level of security and a technology re-fresh. It lacked the advanced engineering skill sets to address these needs. Additionally, its company Help Desk solution was in-house and needed to be outsourced. The client also lacked a true management and tracking system. Business users were not receiving quick, efficient, or reliable service.
On-site resources at remote locations needed to be coordinated by a single organization that would set priorities, manage tickets, and assist with managing OEM’s like hardware manufacturers. All activities surrounding the desktop experience and the client’s private network needed to be monitored and managed around the clock. Without all of these activities, end users throughout the organization would experience degradation in their ability to be productive because of the state of their technology tools and systems.
After being introduced to the opportunity through a sales partner, RapidScale’s team of experts analyzed the customer’s needs. The cloud provider was tasked with developing a process in order to operate IT efficiently and effectively. RapidScale worked closely with the COO and IT team to develop a plan for transitioning services and supporting end users.
RapidScale presented the customer with a solution to address their pain points, proposing CloudDesktop as the final product. The hospice moved its 400 client terminals, located across its head office and 12 branches, to RapidScale’s highly scalable CloudDesktop platform. Now, the hospice can provide its staff and contractors with the most advanced and secure Desktop as a Service platform, with quality application performance and support. A part of the hospice’s efforts to refresh its desktop solution, it decided to implement this service to reduce desktop management costs and prolong the user-terminal device life cycle.
A Help Desk solution was implemented, enabling the hospice to have a single point of integration for sup-port issues. All incoming calls were handled with defined processes, issues were tracked, and on-site re-sources were dispatched to address desktop issues. The solution streamlined order management, trouble ticketing, and the support system for end users.
The benefit of this transition was application security, performance and support. The revamped, cutting-edge platform has boosted the hospice’s ability to improve employee productivity and workload efficiency, and a empower a true mobile workforce. By monitoring all activities in a quantitative fashion, RapidScale was able to reduce the overall cost of support activity. The hospice continues to use RapidScale as their single point of integration, and views the cloud provider as the true solutions partner that was needed to maintain compliance and manage IT costs effectively.