Firm saves by using thin-client product

Christchurch law firm Lane Neave says it has saved around $70,000 in upgrade costs by retaining much of its old PC technology and installing the thin-client software Citrix WinFrame 1.7. Out of a shortlist of three suppliers the business was won by ComputerLand, although all three had the same solution.

Christchurch law firm Lane Neave says it has saved around $70,000 in upgrade costs by retaining much of its old PC technology and installing the thin-client software Citrix WinFrame 1.7.

"We had 486s and some Pentiums but these were basically focused on support staff and being used as super typewriters," says CEO Nic Cooper.

"We wanted to extend the network to incorporate all our 60 staff," he says.

Out of a shortlist of three suppliers the business was won by ComputerLand, although all three had the same solution.

Experience was the differentiator, Cooper says.

Winframe has allowed Lane Neave to retain some of its old PCs as terminals. The new system has also been integrated with the law firm's new telecommunication system, installed by New Technologies.

This means that when messages are left on voicemail, a user is automatically alerted through email. If the user has a soundcard installed, the message can be heard through the PC.

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