University of Cambridge chooses LANDesk to automate service desk support and deliver better service
London – 15 April, 2013 – LANDesk Software, a global leader in PC lifecycle management, endpoint protection and IT service management, today announced that the Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) at the University of Cambridge has chosen LANDesk Service Desk 7.5 to deliver a better customer experience and greater transparency across the University’s IT operations. LANDesk’s solution will support CSCS’s 2,000 users across 80 customer groups affiliated with the University.
Last year, CSCS were using several software applications to manage their service desk – one to log incidents and service requests, one to record assets and one to record users and billing information. The constant manual intervention created room for error: key data had to be manually copied each month between the applications to facilitate the monthly billing, and the billing reports were manually run, printed and posted to customers. As the applications were not easily customisable, any changes to functionality required not only in-depth knowledge of the individual systems but also appropriate programming skills.
“As one of the largest providers of IT services at the University, we have thousands of customers relying on us to support them and their devices quickly and accurately. With our dated, disparate systems, we just weren’t able to keep up with the number of incidents or complexity of issues, which caused frustrations,” said Mihaela Damian, Project Manager at CSCS. “We knew we needed to upgrade to a service desk that could guarantee accuracy and simplicity.”
After receiving a demo of LANDesk Service Desk 7.5 at the Service Desk and IT Show in April 2011, CSCS considered a shortlist of vendors and eventually honed in on LANDesk, as its solution could merge all databases into a single system, increasing efficiency in the team and reducing overall costs.
“With LANDesk, we now have a fully integrated, automated solution we can trust – one that allows us to be more proactive and service-oriented. Our teams have more time to focus on customer support rather than back-end problems, and we’re at ease knowing we have a reliable service desk that’s able to keep up with our business,” said Mihaela. “Through it all, the LANDesk team has been incredibly helpful, providing sound guidance and support from initial conversations to deployment.”
In the future, CSCS plans to enrich their LANDesk portfolio, further automate the Service Desk processes, and implement a comprehensive customer-oriented self-service solution to provide a more transparent, effective and overall more professional IT service to their customers.
“We’re proud to be working with CSCS to transform their service desk operations into a one-view, robust solution that’s able to scale with their needs,” said Nigel Seddon, Sales Director at LANDesk. “It’s never been more important for IT departments to understand what’s going on across their business, and with LANDesk Service Desk 7.5, we can guarantee that customers will have easy-to-use, accurate access at all times. We’re looking forward to working with CSCS in the future to bring even more functionality to their service desk.”
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