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University of Copenhagen: Another leading Education provider enrolls AppSense User Virtualization

Posted by Gareth Kitson on November 23, 2012  /   Posted in Corporate  /  2 comments

Like many other world leading education faculties (see end of this blog), the University of Copenhagen is adopting the AppSense User Virtualization Platform to simplify its IT administration and provide their Faculty staff and users a better experience, regardless of time, location and device used, at lower cost.

Comprising of over 38,000 students and 9,000 staff, the University of Copenhagen is the biggest research and educational organisation in Denmark. The IT department faced several challenges prior to deciding on new technology for managing their users, and they’re not alone.  Likewise, thousands of enterprises around the world are facing similar challenges such as:

  • Managing users across several different operating systems and multiple active directories
  • Thousands of roaming users moving between sites and working from remote access
  • A mixture of corporate owned and BYO devices
  • Complex roaming profiles causing problems with slow logon times, corruption and the inability to roam across different platforms.
  • Many applications tailored to specific needs need to by dynamically configured.
  • Overall, this resulted in a significantly increased IT workload, cost and impacted user productivity

The AppSense User Virtualization Platform will simplify and improve procedures and tasks for the IT department, easing transition to VDI and ensuring that secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can be introduced; users will be able to work how, where and how it suits them personally  and on any device they choose. AppSense and our partner Atea will also aid with consultancy services in the implementation phase.

The University performed many rounds of intensive due diligence on selecting the correct solution for their needs.  Part of this included consulting Gartner,

“We consulted Gartner ahead of our decision, and we were informed that AppSense was the most mature vendor with solutions that best meet our needs. AppSense will ensure better routines in the Windows-environment, saving time and money and, in turn, delivering better services to our staff and students. The Platform will enable users to self-service, and the same setup and unified application environment across the university. We will get more opportunities than if we just standardised on one active directory; we get a single point for user management regardless of which Windows-platform the user is on.”

Jørgen Skieller , CIO at the University of Copenhagen.

Other leading Universities who have recently embarked on their journey towards people centric computing with AppSense User Virtualization include:

  • The University of Birmingham, 5,400 staff + 35,000 student users.  Press release here.
  • The University College London, 33,000 users.  Press release here.
  • The University of Bradford, 10,000 students.  Case study here.
  • University Health System.  Video testimonial here.
  • British Columbia School District, 7,500 students and 800 staff.  Case study here.
  • University Hospital of South Manchester, 4,500 users.  Press release here.
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch.  Case study here.
  • St Andrews Catholic College, 1,300 users.  Case study here.
  • McHenry County College.  Case study here.
  • St Rita’s College.  Case Study here.

To learn more about how AppSense can help simplify IT management and provide a better user experience to faculty members and students in an ever more demanding industry, please visit the AppSense Education Industry page here.

Thanks for reading.


About Gareth Kitson

Gareth has worked for AppSense for over 9 years and is the director of product marketing for the AppSense desktop products. He oversees external product communications and works with analysts, technology partners and customers to design and position people-centric solutions that maximize user productivity and enable IT projects.

He is a frequent blogger and a regular speaker at virtualisation forums around the world.


  1. @seasider72 November 23, 2012 10:31 am Reply

    RT @AppSense: BLOG: University of Copenhagen – Another leading Education provider enrolls AppSense User Virtualization

  2. Paul Rowe (@rowie3103) November 23, 2012 12:04 pm Reply

    University of Copenhagen joins other leading higher education institutions in selecting @AppSense user virtualization

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