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Customers Worldwide Adopt @Citrix Workspace Suite to Enable Business #Mobility

Citrix today announced customers who are empowering a mobile workforce with Citrix Workspace Suite, which unites its market-leading virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud services technologies to make it even easier for people to work anywhere. Since the launch of Citrix Workspace Suite at Citrix Synergy in May 2014, customers around the world have embraced mobile workspaces, enabling thousands of people to gain instant, secure access to all apps, desktops, data and services from any device over any network. Citrix Workspace Suite addresses a critical industry need for a comprehensive and secure solution that integrates app and desktop virtualization, mobile app and device management, enterprise file sharing, WAN optimization and secure access to enable people to choose when, where and how work gets done.

Accelerated globalization and the rapid proliferation of devices and app platforms has made mobility in the workplace both an expectation and a necessity, driving dramatic changes in how IT organizations respond. Today, with 61 percent of information workers working outside the office and using an average of three or more devices daily for work purposes, businesses are struggling to embrace business mobility. However, mobility is not just about improving IT – 67 percent of organizations state that leveraging mobile to improve their business’ ability to innovate is a high or critical priority. Until now, organizations have had to rely on disparate technologies to support their desktop, mobile and app infrastructure, but standalone products are no longer meeting the requirements for a comprehensive business mobility strategy.

“Different jobs will require different tools, and a worker’s technology toolkit might include some permutation of a PC, tablet, smartphone, or even a wearable device,” wrote Forrester analyst Christian Kane in a recent report titled, The Future Of Mobile Device Management4. “A siloed management system that only works for mobile devices and not PCs will make it harder to take an employee-centric rather than a device-centric view.”

Citrix Workspace Suite brings together app, desktop, mobile and data services to provide people with a personalized mobile workspace that follows them no matter where they go, what device they use or how they are connected. This unique combination of Citrix technologies provides a comprehensive employee-centric unified management system for today’s evolving mobile workforce. Businesses are already leveraging the power of the industry’s most complete mobile workspace solution to simplify IT and reduce costs, while achieving increased business agility:

  • Large healthcare network saves half a million dollars. A large hospital network faced three challenges: efficiently integrating acquired organizations and physicians, managing its Electronic Medical Records system across multiple hospitals and devices, and improving patient care by allowing doctors access to records and internal applications on any device while ensuring any technology solution would help the hospital maintain its HIPAA compliance. They found Citrix Workspace Suite was the ideal solution as it provided them a single, flexible solution to meet all of their needs, while providing a projected savings of $500k by 2017.
  • Law enforcement agency goes from 0 to 60 in mobility. A law enforcement agency needed to address the costly management and support of their physical desktop and application environments, archaic methods of file sharing (e.g., burning to DVD and sending via postal service), and the reality that they needed to provide field workers with mobile devices and access to data. While evaluating solutions from Citrix and a competing vendor, they chose Citrix Workspace Suite because it is a complete mobility solution incorporating desktop and application delivery, secure data sharing and enterprise mobility management that can be used with any device.
  • Energy company goes beyond mobile device management to fully embrace BYOD. A large natural gas producer had a single objective: move away from corporate-issued Blackberries to fully embrace BYOD. To do this, they needed a solution that had the security of Blackberry, while being able to deliver all of the mobile, web, SaaS and Windows apps their workforce needed. They found Citrix Workspace Suite, which includes secure email and web clients, would enable them to deliver a complete mobility strategy with app and desktop virtualization, mobile application management and access to enterprise-grade native mobile apps, all with a consistent user experience.
  • Manufacturer uses mobile workspace infrastructure to future-proof their growing business. A rapidly growing manufacturer had an immediate need: they had recently expanded from two to four sites, with more growth expected, and needed to centralize IT and share data between locations. They also had an aging PC population, as well as a growing number of mobile devices coming into the environment. Given the scope of this project, they looked at multiple solutions, but found most were too expensive and did not have the complete set of functionality they needed to address their requirements. With Citrix Workspace Suite, they were able to accomplish all of their goals: centralize desktop and application management and delivery, securely share large files across sites, support the increasing number of mobile users and establish an infrastructure that will support their future growth.
Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:32 PM by David Marshall
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