Solving customer challenges, growing end user businesses, providing creative solutions to real world challenges – Citrix Service Providers are making a huge difference in the lives of their customers. Citrix is keen to honor service providers with a new opportunity for recognition through the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners.

This year, Citrix Service Providers are now invited to recognize their customer success, creative technology implementation and business strategy with the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners. Nominations are now open with a final deadline of Sep 4 – Citrix Service Providers can act now to work with their teams and customer to create a winning nomination.

Awarding Partner Innovation: Think Differently About IT

Now in its tenth year, the Citrix Innovation Award seeks to inspire Citrix customers, partners and prospects to think differently about IT: as a key strategic component to enable business and organizational success, grow market share or compete beyond the industry norm.

Citrix Service Providers help customers every day, as demonstrated by the Desktops-as-a-Service customer and partner case studies. Now Citrix Service Providers can showcase customers who are using Citrix-based hosted workspaces. Driving significant business value for a customer in a unique or innovative way is key to earning a finalist spot in the awards.

Finalists for the Innovation Award will have the tremendous opportunity to participate in an on-site video illustrating their customer’s challenge, partner solution and customer value and benefits of the implementation.  Known for their incredible power of telling unique stories of smart technology use, the Innovation Award videos are very popular in the IT community.

Videos, Awards, Citrix Summit Visibility for Citrix Service Providers

Finalists for the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners will be showcased at Citrix Summit 2016 (January 11-13 in Las Vegas), where the fantastic videos will be shown to the attending Citrix partner and sales participants. Videos are also featured on — see the amazing past Innovation Award videos here.

Personally, these moving videos are some of my favorite videos from Citrix customers and partners. The Innovation Award videos showcase how Citrix solutions help customers around the world. The stories are relatable, and told in a very people-oriented format. We’re all people with stories, the award videos illustrate how technology fits in our story.

The fine print: this year’s inclusion of Citrix Service Providers in the Innovation Award for Partners replaces the previous Citrix Service Provider Visionary Award, which honored achievement around a broad use of technologies, a diverse offering with supported versions of Citrix technologies, unique market influence and a thought leadership approach to expanding the adoption of hosted services.

Service Providers: Submit Your Nomination Today! 

Citrix Service Providers need to submit the complete Innovation Award for Partners nomination form by Sep 4, 2015 for consideration. For further information on award criteria, submission process and forms and an archive of past Citrix Innovation Award winners, go to