SHI’s strong OEM relationships lead to smooth end-user device refreshes
A New Year means new devices for the customers in this month’s case studies. Read how SHI provided hardware refreshes to two schools and one legacy customer.
Some might say that you’re only as efficient as the tools you’re using. If that’s true, this community college got a significant efficiency boost after SHI assisted with its 3,500-device refresh. The customer’s preference for Dell hardware coupled with SHI’s strong partnership with the manufacturer made for a seamless deployment and savings of over $50k. In addition to this three-phase hardware rollout, SHI is currently assessing the college’s endpoint security, video surveillance, and asset recovery solutions.
Case studies like this one are exactly what SHI’s Integration Center was made for. This Southern California school district wanted to implement a one-to-one device initiative, which meant providing over 3,000 devices to its students in grades 1-6. The district relied on SHI’s Integration Center for inventory, etching, kitting and shipping, and received all devices on schedule, at a reasonable price, and with zero disruption to classes. Utilizing its strong partnership with Lenovo, SHI deployed over 2,000 Chromebooks, saving the customer $15k over the competition.
A loyal customer for 17 years, this outdoor advertiser knew SHI was a one-stop-shop for all things IT, so it didn’t hesitate to reach out to equip its 600 sales reps with lighter, faster, and more powerful devices across 160 U.S. locations and without disruption to daily operations. After testing out various OEMs, the customer selected the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 complete with docking stations, cables, and double ViewSonic monitors. In addition to the devices and peripherals, SHI also provided volume license consultation to get the Microsoft Office licenses needed for the new devices. The entire rollout took four months.