With 26,000 employees across 13 locations, BJC HealthCare needs a reliable collaboration platform. Employees need 24/7 access to e-mail, as any delays could affect the quality of patient care. Security and regulatory compliance is also a top concern for e-mail that contains confidential patient information.
For a centralized IT staff, BJC HealthCare needs a collaboration solution that is easy to administer. The organization must also provide its clinicians and staff with secure e-mail access regardless of their location—whether from a workstation, a patient room or from a mobile device.
BJC HealthCare selected Novell GroupWise and BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support its 26,000 users.
The organization runs Novell GroupWise on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for high performance and availability. The IT staff can perform server maintenance during the day - even with critical mail flow - without any performance impact. Running on Linux also provides opportunities to simplify its environment by virtualizing servers and consolidating post offices.
"Our small, centralized IT staff to needs to be able to manage collaboration across our entire enterprise," said Doug Mills, manager of Communications Services at BJC HealthCare.
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