Sustainable and regional: Würzburg utility company WVV scores with digital workspace model

Posted on 22/12/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Municipal utility invests in innovative technology to improve regional quality of life

The future is green. The future is sustainable. It is therefore no surprise that sustainability and environment management are central to both the ecological and economic activities of every municipal utility. Investing in digital advances – innovative technologies and cutting-edge IT infrastructure – is crucial. Only then can a given region stay attractive in the long term while also responding flexibly to new demands such as those placed by e‑mobility and the Covid-19 pandemic.

By applying this logic and committing to forward-looking infrastructure, the regional market leader in the German city of Würzburg has been able to slash its CO2 emissions by 52 percent since 1990. Yet this performance reflects more than just astute management of the environment: WVV, the local provider of electricity, gas, district heating, drinking water, waste management services, local public transport and swimming baths, has also been instrumental in boosting the city’s attractiveness in this period.

Flexible workspace model drives employee satisfaction

In its capacity as a modern service provider and major employer in the region, the utility company trusts to the latest technology for its 1,400 internal staff too. WVV wants its people to enjoy flexible working arrangements and a healthy work/life balance built around a mobile workspace concept. Employees are supplied with customized mobile Apple devices via which they can access the company’s data. Working from home or on the move is perceived as positive by sales and field staff, as well as enhancing WVV’s ability to recruit young talent.

Cloud-based platform for digital workspaces

“During installation, we opted for VMware Workspace ONE as our cloud service so we could immediately use updates and new features. You can’t get better than that!” says Andreas Reumann, Group Leader IT-SL at WVV and the man in charge of both the data center and enterprise-wide IT. VMware Workspace ONE covers every one of WVV’s specific needs. It brings together all required applications plus 600 Workspace ONE licenses across about 1,400 devices on a central platform. Thanks to the customized iOS-based mobile Apple devices mentioned above, staff now have access to all corporate resources from any place and at any time.

Optimized workspace model – Efficient, flexible and sustainable

Based on the Workspace ONE platform, the new workspace model facilitates seamless remote working and was implemented in collaboration with WVV partner SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH. It provides flexible, efficient and – above all – reliable support for intracompany cooperation. This employee-friendly strategy saves time and money, stimulates staff motivation and makes the company’s people more productive. The new, reliable platform for digital workspaces laid a firm foundation for the utility company’s future. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, WVV sent about 40 percent of its staff to work from home. And, being well prepared, this procedure went relatively smoothly. Management and employees alike were pleasantly surprised – especially as the move to working from home did not involve any additional investment.

Looking ahead, the utility company wants to keep VMware and SVA by its side as it moves toward the future. Solutions such as smart parking space finders, smart power grids and smart meters will continue to underpin sustainable development in Würzburg and the surrounding region going forward. As a modern service provider, WVV is clearly well aware of its responsibility for the region’s development, not only today, but for future generations as well.

To find out more about our work with WVV, visit our website.

Category: Success Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Related Articles

Posted on 04/12/2017 by blogsadmin

The power of empowerment

Employers today are obsessed with doing more with the same, or indeed less. Driving efficiency, optimising efforts, sweating assets – all terms used frequently to signify an organisation looking to get the best out of their investments – whether IT hardware, office space or, increasingly, its people. When it comes to workforces, the key word […]

Posted on 22/09/2017 by blogsadmin

Lessons from the Field: Best Practices for Cloud Adoption

As the Chief Technology Officer for global field and industry at VMware, Chris Wolf spends a significant amount of time advising customers and partners about best practices for cloud adoption. Business Before Tech “To begin, organizations should put aside the tech and ask themselves: What is the business problem being solved?” advises Wolf. “Is the […]

Posted on 14/08/2020 by vmwareemeasmt

Orange Empowers Polish Companies to Adopt Cloud Solutions with Support of VMware Technologies

In 2020, due to developing a cloud portfolio for B2B clients, Orange was the first company in Poland and one of the first ones in Europe to implement the newest version of VMware Cloud Director. By using this technology, Orange offers its customers a range of IT services which can be launched without configuration changes on corporate servers.


No comments yet

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses cookies to improve the user experience. By using this site you agree to the privacy policy