Centralis appointed as Gold Partner by Lakeside Software

London - 1 July 2013

Partnership delivers actionable business intelligence for optimising the desktop environment and user experience while reducing costs and risk associated with strategic change

Centralis, the independent application and desktop delivery consultancy, has been awarded Gold Partner status by
Lakeside Software, the leading provider of ‘big data’ analytics for IT professionals. Lakeside’s SysTrack data analytics platform gathers detailed information about the desktop environment, the users who access it and the applications they run, turning it into actionable business intelligence. As a Gold Solution Provider, Centralis holds Lakeside’s highest level of reseller accreditation. Centralis also uses SysTrack within its Desktop Discovery and Transformation Services and offers Systrack as an option for its Support and Managed Services customers.

“We’ve known the team at Centralis for many years and their knowledge and understanding of desktop virtualisation is market leading,” said Tony Coleman, Managing Director, Lakeside Software EMEA. “Centralis combines exemplary knowledge and extensive experience with a personable approach and great integrity. We are very pleased that they see Lakeside as a valuable addition to their portfolio and look forward to a very strong, customer focused relationship going forward.”

Centralis strategic transformation services help organisations efficiently define, plan and undertake successful desktop transformation, desktop virtualisation, VDI (virtualised desktop infrastructure), Windows 7/8 migration and BYOD (bring your own device) projects. SysTrack enables Centralis to analyse the current state of the desktop environment, profile users, usage and user experience, and identify unused and duplicate applications. This ensures Centralis’ customers make informed decisions on managing the end user experience, auditing and controlling the desktop environment and optimising solution design.

“Desktop discovery is critical to the success of a transformation programme,” said Ewen Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Centralis. “The SysTrack data analytics platform provides us with key data to help customers reduce the cost and risk of desktop projects. Using the software we can benchmark performance metrics, consolidate licensing, match capacity to requirements and identify groups of users for implementation planning. When deployed as part of a service management solution, it also enables organisations to offer a proactive and highly responsive support service.”

Centralis also provides a SysTrack implementation service and helps organisations develop customised dashboards to deliver all the information they need for effective and robust service management.

Ewen concludes “Systrack is a valuable tool for managing desktop estates and projects, delivering superior data which means smarter decisions, enhanced user experience, improved IT efficiency and happier users.

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