On-Demand Desktops and IT Services Support Global Competitiveness and Profitability
With approximately 4,500 employees spread across over 100 countries in the world, Chemtura Corporation can’t afford to let a rigid infrastructure constrain its global performance. To support competitiveness and profitability, the company must be able to deliver the tools its users need, when and how they need them—and provide real-time support even when the nearest IT professional is hundreds of miles away. Chemtura used Citrix solutions to transform its physical PC-based infrastructure into a highly agile, dynamic environment in which virtual desktops and support are delivered as on-demand services—enabling its widely distributed workforce to support performance and profitability no matter where their work takes them.
Chemtura users around the globe can access virtual desktops in their language of choice to tap into as many as 60 applications, from core business productivity tools to high-end industrial systems. Whether working at home, on the road, or in any of the company’s offices—and even when they change locations and devices—users always access the same consistent user environment. Citrix network optimization solutions ensure a high-quality experience for the most remote workers. Support is delivered with equal agility and efficiency, with an infrastructure and support services team of only 70 responsible for every user in every corner of the globe. Major application implementations and upgrades can be performed centrally and made available globally overnight, giving users the latest tools without the disruptions of traditional update processes. Centralized monitoring helps optimize performance and reliability while providing the foundation for tight security and streamlined backup. The implementation of application streaming will soon provide even greater flexibility for users and enhanced manageability for IT.
By using Citrix to deliver IT on-demand, Chemtura has proved that even the most widely distributed workforce can operate as seamlessly, efficiently, and productively as if all its users—and IT personnel—were in a single location.