London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine selects Nexthink for improved visibility of its IT infrastructure
End-user IT Analytics to improve service delivery and quality at the School
18 January, 2016 – Farnborough – Nexthink®, the unique provider of End-user IT Analytics, has today announced its V6 modular platform has been selected by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to provide greater insight into its IT infrastructure, and to improve efficiency and the level of service provided.
As a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries.The introduction of the Nexthink platform is part of the School’s ongoing aim to deliver an exceptional quality of IT to all its staff and students.
The School has 55 full-time IT staff, undertaking all aspects of daily operational support and change delivery, including a 12-strong HelpDesk team who field about 500 calls a week. Previously, the team has been predominantly focused on managing incidents and responding to service requests, with little time spent investigating and resolving underlying problems.
Nexthink V6 pro-actively monitors IT networks and reports on important end-user related events, such as changes in the IT infrastructure, application usage and bandwidth, error messages and crashes, as well as potential security risks. This ensures the performance of IT services is recorded and uniquely visualised from the end-user’s perspective.
Jon Faulkner, Chief Information Officer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says “Through the use of Nexthink, we hope to gain swifter clarity as to the root cause of problems so that we can respond in a timelier manner, and before other end-users become impacted by the same underlying issue. This level of analysis will also enable HelpDesk staff to pass on greater detail to third line support for the more complex matters to be resolved.”
“Our aim is to reduce the average HelpDesk call numbers by 15%. We intend to deploy the Nexthink solution to all School issued devices, in all locations, to maximise its application. In parallel to this, we will also take advantage of the ability to design more elegant solutions during our change activities to ensure that we are not building problems for the future. Another critical area of benefit will be the security analytics tools that are core within the Nexthink solution and will further strengthen our existing security capabilities,” added Jon Faulkner.
Steven Little, Sales Director Northern Europe at Nexthink, said “In today’s rapidly evolving IT environment larger organisations can benefit significantly from the use of actionable insight to help manage risks and cost. The intelligence and visibility provided by Nexthink’s IT Analytics are already delivering tangible benefits to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine by improving the availability and efficiency of its IT services. This, in turn, will enable the School to deliver more efficient services and a better end-user experience for all students and staff.”
Nexthink is the innovator of End-user IT Analytics for security, ITSM and transformation. Our software uniquely provides enterprise-wide, real-time: analytics covering all endpoints, users, applications and network connections; and visualisation of IT infrastructure and service delivery. Nexthink helps IT departments connect, communicate and collaborate to achieve their major goals and to optimise endpoint security, operations, support and workplace transformation projects. Nexthink’s real-time analytics and visualisation extend help desk, server monitoring, APM (application performance management) and PCLM (PC lifecycle management) tools and provide essential visibility for IT governance.
Nexthink serves the Global 5000 utilising a leveraged partner model. Nexthink is a private company headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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