Customer story

Global deployment and Intune enhancement

Enable global device management by automatically deploying Windows 10 via XOAP as one central platform from any place.

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Deliver standardized applications to Windows 10 notebooks worldwide from one simple console.
Standardize and consolidate notebooks in accordance with corporate security guidelines.
Application inventory and information collection about worldwide distributed notebooks.

About the Customer

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), a subsidiary of KfW Bankengruppe, has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries for 60 years. DEG provides its customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. With a portfolio of around EUR 9.2 billion in approximately 80 countries and 20 locations around the globe DEG is one of the world’s largest private-sector development financiers.

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Managed systems

800

Customer Challenge

DEG's existing deployment strategy was slow, difficult to manage, expensive to procure and required high-maintenance. Therefore, the IT team set out to find a more cost-effective end-to-end solution that would deliver better performance, rapid scalability and simplified deployment across other subject areas.

Description

Using XOAP and Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune), DEG is able to deploy workstations to the target locations worldwide in the shortest possible time. Each Windows 10 notebook is automatically provided with all necessary configurations and applications when a user logs on.

The automation process allows devices to be purchased and set up independently on site, without the need for notebooks to be installed or shipped by headquarters.​With the usage of XOAP, DEG has reduced their total cost of ownership (TCO) by a double-digit percentage and shortened the time it takes to deploy new systems. This reduces infrastructure costs and enables the IT department to deploy new systems or applications more quickly, securely and reliably for employees on-site and around the world.

  • Deliver standardized applications to Windows 10 notebooks worldwide from one simple console.
  • Standardize and consolidate notebooks in accordance with corporate security guidelines.
  • Application inventory and information collection about worldwide distributed notebooks.

Results and Benefits

Operating cost reduction

One of the biggest benefits of using XOAP is the reduction of their total cost of ownership (TCO). Now it only takes a few minutes to update a notebook with a new application at any location around the world and only a few hours until the user is ready to work again. All achievable without the need for any complex on-site infrastructures.

Deployment on-premises or in the cloud

DEG currently operates a mix of notebooks on-premises and Citrix virtual apps and desktops in the cloud. With XOAP, the customer is able to respond quickly to changes and deploy the same applications and systems in the cloud at the touch of a button. From a strategic point of view, this empowers DEG for future success.

Consolidation of technologies

By switching to XOAP, DEG was able to consolidate its deployment concepts in the client and server environment. With the simplification of their technology stack, the IT department is able to react faster and more efficient to a wide range of requirements.

Customer Voice

"XOAP allows us to quickly, securely and easily deploy and configure Windows Notebooks worldwide."

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