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Virtual Computer

November 29, 2011 09:00 ET

IVG Hospitals See Game-Changing Benefits From Virtual Computer NxTop

Virtual Computer NxTop Transforms End User Computing to Deliver Competitive Advantage

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Virtual Computer, the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, today announced that IVG, a leading veterinary hospital group, has fundamentally transformed their desktop computing environment with Virtual Computer NxTop. This market-leading solution has enabled IVG to centrally provision and manage all their PCs, reduce support issues due to PC corruptions or slowness by over 96%, and increase productivity for both the IT staff and end users. IVG was able to accomplish this at a fraction of the cost of server-hosted VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), while delivering better performance to end users.

"IVG's primary mission is to provide the highest level of care to our clients and patients, and the use of technology is critical to delivering on that mission," said Ames Prentiss, CEO of IVG Hospitals. Virtual Computer enabled us to harness all the benefits that PCs offer while removing all of the typical challenges. The elimination of downtime has increased the amount of hands-on time our doctors can spend focused on the needs of their patients and clients. This has enabled our IT team to direct its energies towards more strategic initiatives for the organization. Virtual Computer has also increased the agility of our organization -- today, computers are being deployed to our newest hospital at a fraction of the time it would ordinarily take."

IVG had spent considerable resources over the past two years improving the company's infrastructure, including servers, the network and the data center. However, they could not take full advantage of these improvements without a better approach to managing the PCs on the front lines. Traditional, non-virtualized PCs offer significant benefits to end users but unfortunately are challenged with issues such as patch failures, corruptions, malware, and slowing operation over time. IVG considered server-hosted VDI with thin clients but found that it required a significant infrastructure investment and would require end user compromises because the thin clients did not offer the same capabilities as fully functioning PCs.

"After extensive research and testing of desktop virtualization solutions, we found that none of the available server virtualization based solutions were ideal from a usability or cost perspective," said Michael Joseph, president of Technium, a managed services firm focus on ITIL-based delivery of solutions. "Virtual Computer NxTop provided the only solution without compromises -- the highest productivity for users, full management and control for IT, and the lowest total cost of ownership. From both a technology and team perspective, Virtual Computer is the best solution available by a wide margin."

"Our partnership with IVG and Technium has been an incredibly rewarding one," said Dan McCall, CEO of Virtual Computer. "IVG demonstrates true industry leadership in applying technology to deliver on their mission of providing the best care to their clients and patients. We're excited to see that Virtual Computer NxTop is playing a key role by transforming their desktop computing environment."

Virtual Computer offers free trials of NxTop Enterprise at Because NxTop does not require the infrastructure that VDI requires, most organizations can get a virtualized desktop environment running in less than 90 minutes using their existing infrastructure.

About IVG Hospitals
Established in 1979, IVG hospitals are known for their accomplished veterinary professionals dedicated to providing pet owners with the most comprehensive and advanced medical care available today. Hospitals in the IVG network provide board-certified specialty services, emergency/critical care and general care -- staffed by some of the country's most highly trained veterinary professionals and supported by sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. For more information visit

About Technium
Technium is a managed services firm with extensive data center management expertise including both traditional virtualization as well as the architecture and management of private clouds. Technium utilizes a partnership-driven approach in working with its customers and an ITIL-based methodology to deliver solutions with strong service level agreements and excellent customer service.

About Virtual Computer
Virtual Computer is the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, combining client-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with centralized management. The company's flagship product, Virtual Computer NxTop, makes managing thousands of desktops and laptops as easy as managing one, while offering new levels of flexibility and productivity to end-users. NxTop delivers ultra-fast native PC performance, complete mobility, and better manageability than VDI for a fraction of the cost. More information is available at Follow us on Twitter:

NxTop is a registered trademark of Virtual Computer.

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