The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands houses the world’s largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). It owns more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and a big part of the artist’s letters. The collection includes the world-famous originals Sunflowers, Almond Blossom and The Potato Eaters. A team of around 325 dedicated staff work to preserve the unique legacy of Vincent van Gogh for generations to come.
Rob de Zwaan, Senior Systems Administrator, considers that the primary responsibility of the museum’s IT department is to make processes as easy as possible — “carefree” — for employees to do their jobs the best they can with the equipment provided. “Making their work carefree is one of the major things we strive for,” Rob said. “And as a business, we want our information to be as secure as possible.”
A customer of Ivanti® solutions since 2016, the Van Gogh Museum has been employing Ivanti Automation Manager for installing laptops and the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment, and Ivanti Workspace Control for desktop management. Employees benefit from the same look and feel on both VDI and laptop environments.
“Employees don’t need to look for a different icon or a different place. It all looks the same and works the same,” Rob said. “And when they receive a new application in VDI, they also receive the same application on their laptop. It’s all about a seamless experience — again, making it as easy as possible for our end-users.”