Last year at Synergy, Citrix announced Citrix Workspace Suite, an integrated workspace solution that brings together award-winning Citrix technologies, including XenDesktop, XenApp, XenMobile, ShareFile, CloudBridge and NetScaler into a single, comprehensive offering. In just one year, Citrix Workspace Suite has become the industry-leading workspace delivery solution, demonstrating the proven superiority of its capabilities. Most importantly, our customers are realizing tremendous value as these deployments accelerate.

However, buying a product is one thing; loving it is another. Therefore, Citrix recently allowed TechValidate, a trusted authority for understanding customer satisfaction, to survey Citrix Workspace Suite customers. Here is what we found out:

  • Customers want a single, integrated solution for all of their end user computing needs. When it comes to choosing a mobility solution, customers have to make tough decisions up front about how they will manage mobility. Will they implement an MDM solution and take a device centric approach? Will they instead focus on mobile apps with MAM or business critical apps with app virtualization?  Do they need an EFSS solution to make data securely available anywhere? How about secure network access? For most companies, they will prioritize based on critical requirements and budget and put together a solution based on multiple individual products. However, for Workspace Suite customers, this fragmented approach is a story of the past. Our customers tell us that they choose Workspace Suite because it offers them a single, integrated solution for all of their end user computing needs – they now have all the tools they need to enable full business mobility.

  • While customers benefit from the increased data security they get with Workspace Suite . . . We have heard it before: one of the largest inhibitors to full business mobility is security. According to a recent Forrester Research survey, more than two-thirds of IT decision-makers say the lack of data security capabilities on mobile devices concerns them. Given this, the fact that most Workspace Suite customers believe that increased data security is the primary benefit of the solution is great to hear! When you consider the security benefits along with the improved user productivity customers are seeing within their employee base, it’s clear that Workspace Suite is truly able to deliver secure mobility.
  • . . . Supporting key initiatives, like work from anywhere, BYO and data containerization are also top priorities. Meeting the needs of a disparate employee population is never easy. Some employees are constantly mobile, while others only work in the office. Many employees work in only one application during set hours, while others need access to 3D graphics apps 20 hours a day. More and more people need the flexibility to work in any location on their choice of device with full application and data access, while there are those who still prefer to sit in the office using a single device handed to them on day one. Regardless of the use case (and there are so many!), customers tell us that Workspace Suite will meet the needs of their entire workforce, from mobile employees, to contractors, to millennials, and more.

This is just a sampling of some of the results that TechValidate has received regarding Citrix Workspace Suite. We are very excited about the value that our customers are realizing with this solution and we look forward to talking to many more customers about their successful implementations. Our goal is to continue raising the bar for our workspace delivery solution capabilities and to make sure Workspace Suite continues to be the gold standard for business mobility.

Oh, and one more thing. Check out how the Miami Marlins are using Citrix Workspace Suite to keep the business agile and enable true business mobility.

Interested in hearing more about Citrix Workspace Suite at Synergy? Come to my session at 3:00 PM in W414D entitled: SYN103: Using mobile workspaces to deliver business mobility.