18 June 2008
London School of Economics and Political Science Uses LogMeIn to Enhance School’s IT Function
School adopts award-winning LogMeIn Rescue to deliver “more responsive and effective” helpdesk services
London, UK, 18 June 2008, LogMeIn, Inc. today announced that the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has deployed the award-winning LogMeIn Rescue as part of its IT helpdesk services for its more than 11,000 staff and students working and studying at the world-class centre for teaching and research.
LogMeIn Rescue is a web-based remote support tool that enables a technician to easily connect to a remote PC, Mac or smartphone often in fewer than 60 seconds, without pre-installing software. Rescue enables IT technicians to –remotely diagnose system issues, manage multiple simultaneous support sessions and resolve end-user issues, regardless of organizational size.
Using LogMeIn Rescue, LSE’s IT support teams are able to remotely diagnose and resolve technical issues on PCs, Macs and smartphones across campus and support staff offsite, ensuring prompt and effective support for IT incidents.
“After an extensive evaluation, LogMeIn Rescue was adopted at the start of the academic year as a key tool for delivering helpdesk services,”
said Adam Gale, IT Services senior support officer at LSE. “Rescue has been used for remotely diagnosing and resolving computer technical issues for the LSE user-base and the tool has been easy to use -- providing all the necessary functions for the support teams to deliver first-class remote IT support.”
Rescue provides technicians with powerful but easy-to-use functionality including diagnostics of hardware and software images, as well as critical system information, file transfer and text-based end-user chat.
“The previous remote support tool employed by IT Services suffered from screen-freeze issues -- which depicted inaccurate screen information,”
said Gale. “We believe Rescue resolved this and proved reliable and predictable, giving our IT support staff complete confidence when tackling support incidents.”
From a service delivery perspective, IT staff have been able to provide a more responsive and effective service when handling support calls.
Rescue has on occasion eliminated the need for IT staff to pay a desk-side visit to their users or for LSE staff and students to go to IT Services for assistance. “Instead we can remotely access a computer, deal with and resolve a complex issue which has been far more effective than trying to do the same over phone or email,” added Gale.
LSE IT Services currently supports a large number of staff and students in halls of residences and away from the school. Although not a distributed campus, the pilots have shown IT staff can support users no matter where they happen to be located. “Computer users at LSE have commented they felt reassured knowing an engineer is just a mouse click away,” continued Gale. “We had a particular user in France and my team was able to deliver remote technical support and dialogue all within the application.”
IT Services at LSE comprises several IT support teams, which provide IT helpdesk services to all academic and administrative staff, and research and taught-students. LSE has an IT-estate of approximately 1,700 staff and approximately 1,000 student desktops on campus and halls of residences as well as a number of Linux, Mac and smartphone users. IT Services also supports more than 80 networked applications for the teaching, research and business functions of the school.
“The London School of Economics and Political Science is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences and we are proud to be part of delivering the IT support solution to this iconic learning institution,” said Erik Driehuis, VP of sales, Europe, LogMeIn, Inc. “We believe LogMeIn Rescue has made it possible to more quickly, easily and cost effectively diagnose and repair hard to reach computers and the association with LSE continues that work."
About LogMeIn, Inc. – www.LogMeIn.com
LogMeIn is a leading provider of on-demand, remote-connectivity solutions to small and medium businesses, IT service providers and consumers. LogMeIn's products are deployed on-demand and are accessible through a Web browser. The LogMeIn family includes LogMeIn Free®, LogMeIn Pro®, LogMeIn Ignition™, LogMeIn Rescue®, LogMeIn IT Reach®, LogMeIn Backup™, Remotely Anywhere®, and LogMeIn Hamachi™. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, MA with European centers in Budapest, Hungary and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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