Consistently ranked as the No. 1 integrated healthcare system in Southern California by Modern Healthcare, Sharp HealthCare is San Diego’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery system. It is recognised for clinical excellence for services in cardiac, cancer, and multi-organ transplantation, as well as orthopaedics, rehabilitation, behavioural health, and women’s health. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, and a full spectrum of other facilities and services.
Unified Endpoint Manager
Ivanti Endpoint Manager is a proven client management solution that helps IT do more than keep the business up and running. It is core to: 1) discovering everything that touches the network; 2) automating software delivery; 3) managing all the devices users access; and 4) integrating actions with multiple IT solutions—all from a single, unified management suite.
User Workspace Manager
Keeping PCs healthy and properly equipped
When Sharp decided to transition its IT environment to all Microsoft servers and become a “Microsoft shop”, it initially assumed that leveraging Microsoft SMS for its software distribution efforts would be the best choice. But it was taken aback by the amount of hardware required to implement SMS. Supporting 10,000 PCs distributed among Sharp’s five major locations and 35 satellite office buildings would require investing in 10 new servers. The fact that Ivanti required only two servers and would be easy to implement in the environment made the choice a no-brainer.
Benefits to Sharp Healthcare
Geographically distributed infrastructure
With Ivanti Endpoint Manager (formely LDMS), Sharp can support 10,000 PCs with just a single SQL server and an Ivanti core server.
Individual PCs can become temporary site servers
When Sharp does a 100MB application upgrade, that upgrade only has to cross its WAN link once to the remote PCs acting as temporary site servers.
Technical account management leverages product investment
Sharp invested in the Ivanti Technical Relationship Manager (TRM) programme, a strategic resource designed to accelerate solution adoption and ROI for Ivanti products.
Ivanti's support programme helps immensely with the learning curve.
Deploying more software with less hardware
With solutions and support from Ivanti, Sharp HealthCare was able to implement a cost-effective, Windows-based software deployment solution that can manage and deploy software to 10,000 geographically distributed PCs with far fewer servers than otherwise required with Microsoft SMS.