one of Canada’s largest makers of paints and industrial
coatings and has the widest geographic spread of any
international paint business. Client is a world leader
in architectural and decorative paint and coatings for
food and drink cans.
The environment considered for Thin client
architecture is for the Mid-West region, which is spread
over 6 states including 25 sites and 2500 users. The
client systems currently used were NT and Windows 9x,
Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The network is based on
leased line or Frame relay.
WDL conducted a data gathering exercise, which
included information about the existing IT
infrastructure required for designing the Thin client
architecture. This was followed by a interview with the
various Subject Matter experts to understand the
objectives and global design, so that the resulting
architecture is consistent with the global design.
WDL studied different models and tools (like CITRIX,
Tarentella etc.) and provided recommendation for the
implementation of TCA for the existing infrastructure
and the regional data center.
The deliverables included guidelines for Active
Directory, Security, Licensing, Wireless network
implementation with respect to Thin client
The customer accrued substantial savings on reduced
Desktop refresh and support costs coupled with minimal
application deployment and maintenance cost. The thin
client roll out enables easier software deployment and
access to applications from wireless devices. Ability to
access applications and information using either a
browser or Citrix native client was made possible.