Success Story: How Desktop Central helped leading Scottish school Strathallan in managing Desktops?


Who is Strathallan?

Strathallan School in Scotland is a Boarding and Day School for Boys and Girls aged 9 to 18. Set in 153 acres in rural Perthshire it offers an outstanding all round education within a safe and secure environment. The School has achieved great things academically and has been the top co-educational A Level School in Scotland since 2009.

How Desktop Central helped Strathallan in overcoming challenges?

Our IT infrastructure consists of 350 systems within the network, which includes desktops and laptops used by staff and pupils during the academic year. The main concern was with managing and updating patches, installing and updating software for the entire School with tight deadlines. This also creates additional problems as there are many users who have laptops and security needs to be maintained at all times says Billy Greig- IT Manager.

We needed help to look for a flexible software management system which could not only perform patch management but also a system configuration, service pack perform and remote system shutdown within a limited budget adds Billy

We were delighted when Desktop Central was suggested, which has empowered us with greater access to update from a centralized location. We moved to Desktop Central because of the support with Windows and third party patches including an array of features in a very cost effective package.

We use most of the features of Desktop Central, which includes Power Management that help us to perform remote system shut down. It not only helped us in desktop maintenance but also with our day to day IT management challenges. This system not only saved on energy but also saved on cost too. All in all we are delighted with the entire system and would certainly recommend it to others!

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