IDA Foundation is a world-leading not-for-profit supplier of essential medicines and medical supplies, which it sells to more than 500 customers in 130 developing countries. The company supplies 3,000 essential medicines, sourced mainly from generic manufacturers. IDA Foundation has offices in the Netherlands, India, China, and the United States and works with a distribution network of more than 40 agents around the world.
IDA Foundation evaluated offerings from ChipPC and Wys but chose Oracle’s Sun Ray because of its tight integration with Mitel IP-PBX, the system that provides its employees with a single follow-the-user phone number for mobile and landline phones. The Oracle solution was also simpler to deploy and required less system knowledge when compared to competing solutions, which would cut long-term cost of ownership. In addition, IDA Foundation wanted to benefit from the scalability of the Oracle Solaris operating system to maximize investment protection as it rolls out virtualized desktops to a growing user base.
IDA Foundation chose Oracle Secure Global Desktop over Citrix’s products for remote application delivery because of its faster access speed and enhanced user friendliness.
"Sun Ray and Oracle Secure Global Desktop enable us to protect company, customer, and employee data while cutting costs significantly and greatly improving the user experience," said Siem Smit, IT manager, IDA Foundation.
Oracle Partner Detron built an on-site proof of concept of the virtualized desktop solution for IDA Foundation. Detron ICT supported IDA Foundation during the implementation and the roll out of Sun Ray Clients to 130 workstations in the Amsterdam and Mumbai head offices.
"Detron ICT’s expertise in Mitel and Oracle technologies helped ensure a seamless integration of Sun Ray Clients with Mitel IP Phones and delivered a smooth go-live for our users," said Siem Smit, IT manager, IDA Foundation. "We will continue to rely on them as a knowledge center for Oracle Solaris."