Meeting the IT needs of two hospital centres located seven kilometres apart is the challenge facing the Verdun Hospital Centre in the southwest part of Montreal. Although created in 1996 as a result of the merger of Verdun Hospital and LaSalle Hospital, in April 2000, the Centre elected to return to independent service operation, yet maintain some consolidated operations – including IT.

The Centre has chosen Novell NetWare 6 and ZENworks for Desktops to address the hospitals’ need for managed connections and network access, a secure environment and remote management of information resources, according to Novell.