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Randstad deploys workspace virtualisation to reduce IT costs

Antony Savvas | Oct. 9, 2013
The IT department in Belgium will deploy RES Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager

Randstad, the multinational human resources consulting firm, is deploying a workspace virtualisation suite from RES Software to increase IT productivity.

With operations in over 40 countries, Randstad will use the RES system at its IT headquarters in Belgium to provide users across the organisation with self-service productivity tools.

Randstad's IT department will deploy RES Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager. The virtualisation suite will deliver "simplified management of users, greater context awareness, heightened security and improved service desk operations", said Randstad.

With RES Workspace Manager, Randstad said it will be able to reduce simple IT helpdesk calls by 30 percent and prevent desktop related tickets by 40 percent, making its IT staff more productive as well as end users.

With context aware features built into the programmes, RES Software gives users the ability to maintain a flexible workspace while simultaneously securing their environment based on identity, location, device and time.

RES Workspace Manager also gives Randstad the ability to adjust user security policies for USB sticks and other removable devices based on serial number range or vendor ID.

"RES Software will enable Randstad's IT headquarters to decrease operational costs and increase efficiency and mobility amongst our users," said Luc Gezels, IT director at Randstad Belgium. "RES products provide a framework that allows us to adapt to new technologies without increasing the complexity of maintaining our IT environment."

According to recent Randstad research, IT professionals are among those with the lowest professional pride in the UK, with just 53 percent feeling proud to work in their profession, despite shorter hours and higher pay than many other sectors.


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