The aviation industry, like many others is responding to global economic pressures and increased competitiveness. The effects can be seen at airports around the world. Passenger and airfreight carriers want to minimize the time that planes stand idle, waiting for people to board and cargoes to be stowed. They rely on passenger and cargo-handling services, such as Menzies Aviation, to work fast and get planes moving as quickly as possible.
To help maximize the speed of its operations, Menzies Aviation wanted to deploy Windows Server 2012 on Dell 12th generation servers as part of the Windows Server 2012 Rapid Deployment Programme (RDP). The technology would make it much quicker for new employees to meet customer expectations. New personnel would gain access to the Menzies Aviation network more rapidly than before and be able to maintain higher levels of productivity.
The deployment went well — with Menzies Aviation halving the time it normally takes to deploy a solution like Windows Server 2012, thanks of the support from Dell. Plus, as a result of the implementation, the Menzies Aviation team gained the tools to work more efficiently and reduce software costs to the business.
Passenger airlines and airfreight carriers can ensure that waiting times are down to a minimum due to the efficiency of Menzies Aviation’s operations. New employees at the company get more done in less time because they can access the network and applications faster than before. Menzies Aviation saw a way to lower its overall costs — potentially freeing up resources for the other areas of the business. With Windows Server 2012, it eliminated the need for many third-party licences and the Dell 12th-generation server platform offered greater virtual server density to enable better scaling without the need for new hardware.
Looking ahead, the IT team also came away from the RDP with the sense that the company had a great foundation for driving mobile working. Using the features of Windows Server 2012 and the Dell platform, it will be easier to promote more flexible working.