SOURCE: AppSense


November 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Chooses AppSense as the Core of Its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Healthcare Organization Decreases Logon Times From Several Minutes to 15 Seconds

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - AppSense, the global leader of user environment management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced that Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, a leading UK provider of health services across the community, has chosen AppSense as the user environment management solution for its new secure desktop infrastructure. Using AppSense DesktopNow, Bolton NHS Foundation has successfully rolled out Windows 7 across thousands of desktops and has significantly cut logon times from several minutes to 15 seconds.

A UK-based organization, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (The Trust) provides integrated patient care across over 20 clinics and healthcare centers -- including the renowned Royal Bolton Hospital. The company staffs over 4,000 professionals with 600 beds across its facilities. Focused on providing quality care at high volumes, the Trust treats over 100,000 emergency and accident patients as well as approximately 750,000 community attendances each year.

With an extraordinary scope of care and multi-faceted treatment options, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust needed a high-impact IT solution. The organization's 300 clinical-based applications yielded a highly complex infrastructure that created several unique implementation challenges. These challenges were heightened with the need for confidentiality of patient information as well as the coordination across multiple facilities. Accordingly, The Trust sought a virtual desktop solution capable of delivering these high-impact results.

This search is precisely what led the company to select AppSense. With an imminent Windows 7 migration and VDI implementation, The Trust needed to execute its projects with minimal disruption to clinical staff. Ultimately, the project needed to allow IT staff to update and support a robust, mobile virtual desktop environment across more than 30 sites while protecting information security and patient safety.

With AppSense DesktopNow, The Trust achieved its goals. Not only did it significantly decrease logon times, it successfully migrated to Windows 7 across thousands of desktops and reduced patch failure and exposures to security vulnerabilities.

"AppSense allowed us to deliver a much more personalized experience to each user, while simplifying policy and application management," said Rachel Dunscombe, CIO, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. "Clinicians get the information they need faster, which reduces clinical risk. It helps us deliver better, faster support. We love it. And we know there's much more we can do with AppSense."

"We couldn't have done it without AppSense," added Brett Walmsley, CTO for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. "End of story!"

Read the complete case study on the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust's use of AppSense here. For more information on the use of AppSense solutions in the healthcare industry, please visit:

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