Amerisure Makes PCs Disappear by Implementing
Business Virtualization with Wyse Virtual Clients
Strategic Virtualization Initiative Nets Financial Services Company $8.5 Million Savings
April 06, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and
client virtualization, today announced another success story at Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company. As a result of
their data center and desktop virtualization efforts, Amerisure projects a total savings of slightly more than $8.5
million over a five-year period.
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Amerisure provides businesses with workers-compensation insurance
through a network of independent agencies in very close partnership with approximately 800 employees in nine
regional offices throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.
Every three years Amerisure faced the disruptive and expensive task of a PC refresh, requiring the writing of a $2
million check as part of its standard PC replacement policy. In 2009, Amerisure didn't write that check. The reason
was because of Amerisure's decision to virtualize not only the technology infrastructure at Amerisure, but to look at
virtualization as a strategic business advantage.
According to Jack Wilson, Enterprise Architect at Amerisure: "In more than thirty years in IT, this is the first time the
actual solution was better than I originally imagined. Our implementation of Citrix XenApp and virtualization
hardware and software from Wyse Technology has made us a flexible, efficient, reliable and secure organization."
Amerisure is benefitting throughout the company from their virtualization strategy. Wilson saw four components to
the success of the initiative.
l Think Strategically
l No Half Measures
l Quantify, Quantify, Quantify
l The PC Nemesis
"Amerisure is a great example of the benefits that a business can accrue when they look at client virtualization not
only as an IT function