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Community care IT

Closing the Gap adopts managed IT solution

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 solutions.

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 future.”

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 of healthcare.”

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.

About ThinDesk
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.