The Aditya Birla Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate named after Aditya Vikram Birla, headquartered in the Aditya Birla Centre in Worli, Mumbai, India. It operates in 40 countries with more than 120,000 employees worldwide. The group interests in sectors such as viscose staple fibre, metals, cement (largest in India), viscose filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, fertilisers, insulators, financial services, telecom (third largest in India), BPO and IT services.
Many of the group company factories have extreme environment including heat, dust, chemical and humidity. The IT teams have an uphill tasks to keep the desktops running as the PCs are not built for such environments. The company decided to go for thin client but could not find high quality, rugged devices for the factory environment. After trying several products for several years, the IT team finally found HyDesk to be very rugged devices. HyDesk devices are small form factor and with completely on board design with no fans and no cables. The embedded design reduces the risk of the rust and plastic melting. The low power consuming HyDesk HY2000 device requires no cooling and can work in high temperatures. Integration with HyWorks ensured that the IT person does not need to visit each location to manage the virtual desktop or device configuration.