Question: What do you get when you travel for 30 hours, across 3 continents and over 9,000 miles away from home?

Answer: JET LAG! You get some serious jet lag, people!

But you also get to see not just how Citrix technology drives business, but how it also improves the quality of employee and customer experience. As I entered the magnificent doors into the exquisite grandeur that is Okada Manila, I was able to discover, first-hand, the extraordinary experience they provide their employees and guests everyday.

Tiger Resort, Okada Manila (Entertainment City, Manila – Philippines) is a world-class resort set on 44 acres against the backdrop of Manila Bay. To create these extradorinary experiences, the organization sought a best-in-class, integrated IT solution for guest services, casino operations, and administrative staff that would also enhance executive and employee mobility. Being in the enviable position of having an entirely greenfield opportunity – their SVP of IT, Dries Scott, was IT employee #1 – Okada was able to select the IT vendor of their choice. And their choice was Citrix.

You’ll learn all about how they are using Workspace Suite, NetScaler, and Cisco ACI (application-centric infrastructure) for virtualization, file sharing, and networking when you see the finished video, so let me tell you a little bit about the Philippines. The people are kind, gracious, and warm, and the weather is hot, hot, HOT!

When we met with the Okada team, I felt as if I’d known them a lot longer than a few short weeks. We developed an easy rapport and comraderie, and agreed that we needed to do our best to create an amazing video of their story. The IT and marketing teams gave us unprecedented access to the resort, even allowing us to film the major construction underway for their state-of-the-art indoor beach. We also filmed throughout metro Manila, enjoying the sites, smells and tastes the Philippines has to offer along the way.

Maraming Salamat (thank you very much), Okada team, and see you at Synergy!

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