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January 3, 2024

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WorkTime helps save thousands of dollars when moving to new Citrix servers


Moving 1,200 employees to about 100 new Citrix servers

A construction material and lime production company decided to buy new Citrix servers and replace existing ones. Amount of Citrix servers: 100 Number of employees using the servers: 1,200 For this task to be properly executed, the company decided to implement a monitoring solution that would pinpoint what software employees rarely or never used to avoid overloading new servers or buying/extending unnecessary software licenses (to save on software licenses).

The process involves

  • Engaging contractor employees.
  • Buying new Citrix servers.
  • Buying service for new Citrix servers.
  • Moving software (licensed and free) to new servers.

Financial side

Financially, this decision involves many expenses:
  • Buying new Citrix servers.
  • Buying service for new Citrix servers.
  • Buying software licenses.
  • Paying contractors for performing the task.
  • Losses due to downtime periods.
Candidly, this task was quite a challenge, a lot of work needed to be done on the technical side. Financially, this was a massive responsibility for the company, as one Citrix server costs about $20,000, amongst other expenses. If not properly managed, this process could result in substantial downtime for 1,200 employees. This upgrade requires a lot of planning and resources and should be done as optimally as possible.

Software: What to install on the new Citrix servers?

The company decided to figure out what software employees rarely or never used to avoid overloading new servers or buying/extending unnecessary software licenses (to save on software licenses).

A task to solve

The company had to find out what software was actively used, rarely used, or not used at all. The best way to do this is was to use reports generated from monitoring software.

Money saving solution

WorkTime® Corporate monitors software use. Considering that the cost of 1,200 WorkTime licenses is a tiny portion compared to the entire process, the company found it beneficial to use WorkTime.

The use

WorkTime was installed in advance and allowed to work for a while to collect all the information required. In addition to software use monitoring, WorkTime offers employee productivity monitoring and computer use monitoring (its primary purpose). After moving to new Citrix servers, the company continued to use WorkTime to see exactly how employees used them during their working hours.

About WorkTime

WorkTime, an employee monitoring software used to identify both the use of programs and the frequency of their use. It works discreetly, transparently and also respects employee privacy.

About NesterSoft Inc.

Since 1998, NesterSoft Inc., a WorkTime employee and computer monitoring software provider has specialized in non-invasive and respectful productivity monitoring software for more than 20 years.

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