2008 Winner Profile

Schwan Food

Project Description:
Schwan is virtualizing 45 percent of its servers and one-third of its corporate desktops and laptops. The company saved $900,000 by eliminating the need to purchase more than 100 servers. The food supplier also extended the life of four-year-old desktops by converting them into thin client devices, saving $1.5 million. In addition, the company reduced its electricity bills by more than $9,700 per month.
Project type:
Storage, Virtualization, Asset Management
Business Functions:
Accounting & Finance, Manufacturing, Order processing/fulfillment
Business Goal:
Financial
CEO:
Greg Flack, President & CEO
Headquarters:
Marshall, Minn.
Industry:
Manufacturing
Revenue (2007):
$3.5 billion
Website:
www.theschwanfoodcompany.com
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