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Rebellion draws on Prefix IT for real time asset management
Date Added: Sun May 13 2007
Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent game developers, has chosen Prefix IT’s real time asset and network management tool PrefixNE. Rebellion has more than doubled in size in the last 18 months and this dramatic growth led the company to review its approach to automated asset management. 
Following extensive evaluation of competitive products, PrefixNE was selected to replace the existing asset management system as it offered superior functionality.  Dan Thomas, IT Manager at Rebellion, explains: “Working for a dynamic and ambitious organisation, the objective is always to find better ways of doing things and PrefixNE offered great time savings as well as a leap forwards in terms of performance.  Real-time reporting is hugely useful to us. For instance, tasks such as client inventory which were taking an hour can now be completed in 10 minutes.”

Using PrefixNE’s real time functionality Thomas’ team is able to ensure best efficiency in network performance and distribution of hardware and software resources amongst teams to avoid over-licensing costs as well as the potential legal pitfalls of under-licensing. “Peace of mind is an important benefit too”, says Thomas.  The team of 6 is now responsible for over 280 full time programmers, artists and designers all of which are highly dynamic and rely on superlative IT support to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency. 
On the topic of ease of use Thomas says:  “The PrefixNE server installation was very, very easy.  In fact the whole implementation process was excellent and straightforward. We’ve really found it easy to administer since then too. The users haven’t even noticed the change, and that’s as it should be.” 

Three months after installation Thomas confirms that PrefixNE has lived up to its early promise and is delivering significant time savings for the team even though only 50% of functionality is being used. Thomas agrees software functionality can be more fully exploited and he will be looking at implementing stronger security and policy management using PrefixNE in the future.
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