Community care IT
Closing the Gap adopts managed IT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Closing the Gap
Healthcare Group (CTG) a firm of 600 healthcare professionals located in
six offices across Ontario, recently entered into a $400,000 long-term
contract with ThinDesk Inc., a provider of managed, thin-client
CTG moves from the traditional PC , local server model to Canada’s only
Utility Computing service, according to the company. Utilizing
ThinDesk’s Desktop Thin Computing technology, CTG employees have
real-time 24/7 access from anywhere in the world to their data.
TELUS manages ThinDesk’s Virtual Server farm within one of their SAS 70
Data Centers. ThinDesk provides access to CTG through a secured
private-area-network connecting with thin-client technology, thereby
eliminating the need for PC management services. CTG with this
leading-edge IT solution meets PHIPA compliance standards and Ontario
Ministry of Health IT governance requirements.
ThinDesk’s solution delivers full IT collaboration among CTG’s mobile
and scattered workforce. CTG estimates savings by moving to the ThinDesk
IT Managed Solution of more than 40%.
With the partnership formed with ThinDesk, Connie Clerici, Closing the
Gap president and CEO said, “Closing the Gap Healthcare Group is
committed to building and supporting a high-quality, publicly funded
healthcare system that is sustainable for Canadians, both now and in the
Rob Myhill, president of ThinDesk Inc., upon the installation of yet
another healthcare company to the Thin Computing Utility solution
offered by his company, stated, “It is with pride that our company and
its employees can play an important role in providing to the healthcare
community in Canada a collaborative, secure, fully managed information
technology environment while driving costs out of this essential service
About Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap Healthcare Group is an award-winning Canadian business
that provides community-based rehabilitation therapy, nursing, and
personal support services of an exceptionally high quality.
ThinDesk Inc is a private Canadian company that delivers a totally
managed thin computing service for healthcare. ThinDesk supports entire
IT environments, from the desktop to the back office, across wide area
networks and the Internet – for all company locations, and mobile
workers. ThinDesk’s thin computing platform is hosted by TELUS
delivering enterprise-class reliability, security and support with an
Always On Guarantee 24/7.