NewsByte 16 August 2001

ICL Cuts the Cost, Time and Risk of Implementing Windows 2000

Scottish Building Society is First Customer for ICL's Windows Accelerated Deployment

ICL today launched Windows Accelerated Deployment, an IT service that lowers the cost and halves the normal implementation time of Windows 2000 to around six months for medium to large enterprises. Initially, the service will be aimed at the local government and financial services sectors, but also it is suitable for other companies looking for a fast return from their investment in Windows 2000. ICL is offering a standardised implementation for Windows 2000 that meets the majority of requirements for medium and large organisations. This means customers see the benefits of the new operating system much sooner than if it was built for them from scratch. Also, ICL can tailor implementations to meet the organisation's non-standard requirements. All the elements of Windows Accelerated Deployment have already been delivered for previous projects, ensuring successful implementations for customers. Scottish Building Society, Scotland's oldest building society, is ICL's first customer for Windows Accelerated Deployment. ICL designed, tested and installed the new network infrastructure in less than 12 weeks for all six of the building society's locations (head office and five area offices) which together control 115 agencies covering the whole of Scotland.