Reduce the IT administration time spent travelling between different Keller Swiss Group sites in Switzerland and helping users be more productive and efficient.
Keller Swiss Group has a rich company history, dating back to the mid 1800s. When technology became important to its business, it introduced a full IT infrastructure into each of the four locations around Switzerland, as Christian Fusser, Head of IT for Keller Swiss Group, explains: “We implemented Open Enterprise Server to deliver file, print, and networking services, together with GroupWise for secure email communications, at all our locations. Our users were managed through an eDirectory and we began to see the benefits of collaboration across our company. GroupWise is easy to administer and the licensing structure worked very well for us. It is always available and we haven’t had any problems with it.
“However, as the years went on, having separate server environments at each location became impractical to manage. Our IT team was spending a lot of time travelling between the different sites and we realized having a replicated IT infrastructure everywhere wasn’t the most cost effective solution for us.”