Case Study: Linens-N-Things
FileWay also allowed us to avoid having to support VPNs and end-user PCs.
One of the nation’s largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of home textiles, house-wares and home accessories operating in 40 states and 2 provinces of Canada. As of December 31, 2000 Linens ‘n Things operated 284 stores averaging approximately 35,000 gross square feet each and reported annual sales approaching $1.5 billion.
The company has approximately 400 remote users with web-based e-mail but requiring file access as well. These include traditional ‘road-warrior’ types such as travelling buyers, as well as promotional staff working at home and a large number of district managers scattered around the country.
“Most of our remote user community was already familiar with web-based mail using an OWA interface which has been in place for over 3 years. Integration with FileWay™ was therefore a natural evolution, appearing simply as another feature on the OWA screen. FileWay also allowed us to avoid having to support VPNs and end-user PCs.”
Gary Stein, IT Manager for Linens ‘n Things.”