Facts at a glance
Size of company:
More than 300,000 employees
The client wanted to transition to modern management for devices and exit the fulfillment business it had built internally.
Insight is providing comprehensive services for device lifecycle, mobility support, Windows 10 upgrade and multiple managed services for one of the company’s recent acquisitions.
- Seamless transition of device lifecycle services
- Use of advanced automation and integration for efficiencies
- Quick-turn support for key initiatives and emergencies
- Personalized services for non-integrated entities
Insight’s Supply Chain Optimization solutions simplify the process of procuring, maintaining and replacing the technology clients invest in to run their business.
Roughly a decade ago, the client took on the task of managing advanced integration, imaging and more pieces of the device lifecycle in-house. The company built and operated its own facility for fulfillment. This was no small feat — with its newfound growth, the company required 8,000–10,000 new devices each month.
Having outgrown its capacity and desire to manage device lifecycle needs, the company determined it would refocus on its core business and bring in a skilled partner to provide fulfillment services and drive modern management. Insight was ready to go. After the client team toured our lab facilities and discussed our delivery model and expectations, they knew we were the partner for them. We had the flexibility and scale they needed.
Operations have been completely lifted and shifted from the company’s former in-house facility to Insight’s. We’re expertly handling imaging, break-fix, PCs, mobility and any new or short-term device needs under a five-year Service-Level Agreement (SLA) of 97%.
Device processes leverage as much automation and integration as possible, depending on the systems in place.
A senior director at the client company recently admitted that he had no idea the company had transitioned device lifecycle services to Insight. The seamlessness of the transition and like-for-like delivery of services is a testament to the effectiveness of the process in place.
Having grown both organically and through acquisitions, the client has acquired different systems, processes and ways of doing business. Sometimes these acquisitions are integrated into the corporate entity; other times, they aren’t.
In one instance, an acquired company was not going to be integrated, but it did need a service provider to help it address emerging needs around its data center and end-user compute operations.
Knowing that Insight was a trusted partner of its parent company, this acquired business looked to us to deliver:
There have also been several non-integrated entities that have received Insight’s help migrating to Windows® 10. Each of these refresh projects have been executed uniquely. Activities include:
No business has avoided the repercussions of COVID-19. As a health insurer, the client has experienced the impacts especially hard, but Insight has been there every step of the way.
The Windows 10 projects all occurred during the pandemic, adding numerous logistical challenges. Technicians traveled by car instead of by plane. Shipped equipment was handled with extreme attention to personal safety.
State departments have reached out to the client requesting that it set up COVID-19 testing centers with rapid turnaround times. Such initiatives often demand thousands of device units be provisioned and deployed in days or weeks. Insight’s device teams enabled the client to deliver — we believe there’s nothing more important than ensuring testing is available and managed properly.
Virtual healthcare demand has also skyrocketed during the pandemic, and our client needed to orchestrate and supply the delivery of critical health services. We answered dozens of the company’s requests for upward of 20,000 tablets to support telehealth solutions.
Today, as the business continues to move workers back into office locations, we’ve helped to deploy approximately 8,000 new laptops to replace desktops. This way, our client’s workers can maintain safe distancing and mobility based on health and safety concerns and protocols.