“An institution like ESSEC cannot escape the tidal wave of “Bring your Own Device!” Thanks to VMware, we were able to finally free ourselves from material constraints to offer our users access at any time, from anywhere and from all devices.“
— Franck Polycarpe, Infrastructure Manager, Urbanism and Technical Architecture of IT, ESSEC.
Since its creation in 1907, ESSEC has become one of the top European Management schools. Providing an exceptional learning environment equipped with the best digital tools, while promoting the flourishing of the community life, exchanges between students and meetings with the economic world; this is the goal of the 3 ESSEC campuses, since the school now has a campus in Singapore.
Bringing together 4 500 students, 141 teachers and administrative staff of 523 people (effective as of Sept. 30, 2011) plus regular international visitors, ESSEC maintains a fleet of 1200 computers – stations intended for teachers and administrators, and self-service access points dedicated to educational activities – a total of five desktop computer models and 6 laptop models. To ensure homogeneity of this fleet, the IT team of ESSEC resorted until recently to the mastering, but the increasing heterogeneity of devices made this approach more and more difficult to manage:…
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