Samba Financial Group

Samba Uses Essentials To Recoup Nearly $200,000 in Labor Savings

Samba Financial Group has expanded to become one of the most important financial institutions in the Middle East. Today the organization has nearly 7000+ endpoints running, mainly, Windows 10. Samba had an urgent need to implement a stable, secure, and manageable VDI environment for business continuity purposes. The onset of the pandemic accelerated the project to replace an unreliable VPN with VMware VDI.

Along with this transition, the organization decided to deploy the Liquidware Essentials bundle. Stratusphere UX was utilized to provide an assessment of the environment ahead of the migration, in order to successfully design the infrastructure and workspace images. In addition, the IT group realized they could achieve new efficiencies in image management by re-engineering their application delivery strategy. Therefore, they also used ProfileUnity and FlexApp to tactically deliver select applications to the users or groups that were approved to use them.

With the implementation of the Essentials bundle, Samba was able to save almost 60 days of labor, which equated to roughly $150,000 (U.S.)

Other results included:

  • Smooth onboarding of end-users
  • Powerful monitoring and management
  • Flexibility to customize security policies based on business needs
  • Reduced total cost of ownership in the region of 50%
  • Eliminated complexity of product environment and
  • Enabled capitalizing on Samba’s current investment in PCs and providing better scaling as Required

Samba recently merged with National Commercial Bank. Using Liquidware to manage their VDI environment allowed them to easily relocate older devices and keep users productive during the transition, resulting in another savings of labor at a cost of $40,000.