New partner brings unique approach to managed IT services, offers additional ways to reduce the cost of IT for customers and extends the IT Efficiency leader’s Microsoft System Center capabilities
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and NEW YORK, NY, March 13, 2012 – 1E, the global leader in IT Efficiency software, today announced that it has selected Virteva, an independent provider of IT consulting and managed IT services as a channel partner to drive sales in the upper Midwest region.
1E and Virteva’s partnership is hinged on the ability to reduce the cost of IT for customers. The partners achieve this by offering a unique and cohesive combination of IT efficiency software, infrastructure and managed IT services.
To date, 1E solutions have helped customers make landmark savings of $1.4 billion from IT Efficiency projects, $800 million in energy savings alone. Virteva’s SelectSourcing™ approach to managed IT services helps customers improve operating efficiency and reduce IT spend.
“The trillions of dollars that are spent on IT each year are a millstone around the neck of every IT department in the world. By partnering with Virteva, we continue to deliver against our commitment to helping our customers develop long-term strategies to increase IT efficiency and make cost savings by identifying unused IT, removing it and optimizing everything else. Together, we are allowing organizations to focus on innovation by simply reducing the cost of their IT maintenance bill,” comments Paul Szemerenyi, 1E, Vice President of North American Channel.
Both 1E and Virteva’s innovative approaches to IT efficiency disrupt traditional models, and the savings offered are compelling. For example with Windows® 7 deployments, Virteva’s unique DeviceTop™ approach goes beyond simple operating system upgrades. It employs user, application and desktop virtualization technologies to reduce the total cost of a Windows 7 deployment and it allows organizations to embrace mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and user self-service capabilities.
Automated and WAN optimized Windows 7 migrations with Nomad Enterprise® from 1E can generate savings from $100-$200 per user, and up to an 80% reduction in deployment times. Not forgetting the cost savings possible through server consolidation and reduced administrative overheads.
Similarly, self-service OS deployment tool Shopping™ from 1E gives users the freedom and flexibility to schedule their own Windows 7 migration at a time that suits them. This approach also minimizes requests to the IT helpdesk, saving $40 on average per ticket raised.
“Partnering with innovative technology providers like 1E allows us to extend our existing capabilities and help customers get the most out of their desktop and datacenter resources,” comments Craig Schmidtke, Vice President of Business Development and Product Strategy for Virteva.
Today, Virteva offers the entire suite of Efficient IT solutions from 1E including market-leading NightWatchman® Enterprise for PC power management, NightWatchman® Server Edition for server efficiency, Nomad Enterprise® for WAN optimization, user self-service app store for the enterprise Shopping™ and AppClarity®, which identifies, financially quantifies, reclaims and recycles unused software.
Virteva (www.virteva.com), an IT infrastructure specialist, designs, builds and runs uniquely efficient IT platforms for business customers nationwide. By delivering IT On Your Terms™, a blend of premise-based and cloud-based IT services, Virteva complements and extends customer’s IT resources by improving operational performance and reducing IT spend.
Virteva’s thought leadership is endorsed by partnerships including Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, Quest, 1E, AppSense and leading hosting and cloud service providers. Virteva is consistently recognized among the top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technologies.
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