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From government and manufacturing, to healthcare and education— Citrix has helped companies big and small in every industry say yes.
The Business of Yes |Citrix Blog
See some of the ideas and insights that have caught our attention in the fields of technology, cloud, data, security and more.
Yes is the most powerful word in business.
At Citrix, we put you in the business of yes.
Yes bridges ideas and reality.
Yes invents the future.
Yes makes the extraordinary possible.
You can say yes to digital business.
Yes to technology that liberates teams.
Yes to security and flexibility.
Yes to scalability and secure collaboration.
We help you meet new opportunities without leaving useful technology behind.
We are constantly innovating so you have the freedom to make work more efficient, simple, and secure.
We make all your other technology work better.
So when you’re asked questions like
You can say yes.
We’re Citrix, and we’re in The Business of Yes™.
Yes to going cloud-first
Textron, a $13.4 billion company whose 17 brands span such industries as aerospace, defense, lawn and turf care, and fuel systems, has a sprawling operation throughout the world. At the heart of their business operations are 300 business sites, 35,000 employees, and multiple on-premises and cloud data centers.
Their IT team decided a cloud-first approach made the most sense to efficiently manage their business and simplify their complex IT environment. So they migrated their enterprise apps from their traditional IT infrastructure to the cloud using Citrix solutions. Now IT can manage corporate assets across data centers through a single pane of glass, and employees can easily get to their apps and desktops.
Yes to real-time collaboration
At South Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the second largest shipbuilder in the world, 3,800 designers and vendors collaborate on large projects.
DSME wanted to upgrade to the 3D version of their computer-aided design software, which has a much higher graphics workload than the previous version, but their servers could support only half the designers who had to use it at a given time.
So using Citrix app virtualization technology, which is optimized for 3D graphic workloads, DSME has been able to double the number of users who can work together in real time while keeping all project data secure in central storage. Now DSME can design, develop, and launch new products more quickly than ever.
When many users were connected, the next-generation design collaboration system with Citrix XenApp resulted in higher performance and efficiency than the legacy system.
Yes to the cloud
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority provides housing opportunities for 17,000 people in Toledo, Ohio, and Lucas County. They wanted to digitally transform their business operations without investing in expensive IT infrastructure.
Using Citrix Cloud on Microsoft Azure Government, they’ve been able to give their employees secure access to their business apps and data from anywhere, on any device, without having to own and manage servers—significantly simplifying management for IT.
With their apps and data at their fingertips, employees can now spend more time in the community, helping residents face-to-face. And community members also benefit from being able to securely share sensitive personal information and feel confident it will be protected.
“By embracing the Citrix Cloud at Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority, we’ve made our IT operations more agile, efficient, and reliable. … Our people have secure access to the apps, data, and resources they need to work productively in the locations where they are most effective. We can focus more attention and resources on our primary mission: making sure the people we serve have a decent safe and sanitary place to live, and providing opportunities for them to grow as individuals.”
IT management consultant
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Yes to virtual 3-D graphics apps
Engineers at American Structurepoint rely on graphically intensive 3-D modeling applications every day. And as the firm planned to open new offices, IT leaders needed a cost-effective way to make these apps accessible without having to build out expensive, redundant infrastructure.
Using Citrix solutions to virtualize and secure their apps and desktops in the data center, they were able to consolidate infrastructure while, at the same time, giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere.
IT is also able to deliver the high-definition user experience that engineers need, regardless of time, device, or location. And business leaders have the agility and flexibility to relocate and get new offices up and running quickly.
“For our company, productivity is paramount, so any time we can make our end users more productive, it essentially equals more revenue.”
Yes to faster workflows
Based in London, Arup Group Ltd. provides engineering, design, planning, project management, and consulting services to clients around the world. The firm’s 13,000 staff needed a way to share large design files with customers easily and securely.
With our enterprise-grade file-sharing solution, employees can now send files directly from Outlook, on any device, without having to worry about file size, security, or performance. As a result, they’ve been able to significantly speed up their workflows and boost productivity, which as helped them improve relationships with clients and set them apart from their competitors.
“ShareFile has significantly sped up our workflows associated with sending files, helping us become more productive for our clients.”
IT security specialist
Yes to secure anywhere access
German real estate company Berlinovo manages Berlin-owned assets, properties, and funds. As more of its executives and sales reps were asking to use their own mobile devices for work, IT leaders were looking for a way to support the ways they want to work while protecting sensitive corporate data.
With our mobile device management solution, IT now has more visibility and control over their business apps and how they’re used. And workers in the field are happy and more productive because they can easily get to the apps they need and share business documents with clients on the spot—regardless of which device they have with them.
“The issue of security no longer worries us thanks to XenMobile. Because we can strictly disconnect between professional and personal apps and data with the solution, we are also well prepared for BYOD scenarios.”
Team head of IT infrastructure
Yes to an always-on helpline
The more than 600 staff members at The Watershed help people overcome addiction at five facilities across Florida and Texas. To do so, they need reliable WAN connectivity to their virtual desktops so they can securely share patient information, plus have 24/7 access to VoIP apps that power their addiction helpline.
So they upgraded their network with Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN, which prioritizes and spreads application traffic across multiple WAN links, including its broadband, 4G LTE, and ethernet services. As a result, they’ve been able to ensure network availability for all employees regardless of location, so they can give their patients the care they need.
They’ve also been able to lower WAN costs, promote employee mobility for a better work/life balance, and streamline IT management.
“Citrix gives us the confidence in knowing our network is always available, which improves the work-life balance of all of our employees.”
Yes to 100% uptime
About 75,000 people a day make ferry reservations and check travel conditions on the WDOT’s website. But on snow days, that number spikes up to 1 million—placing a heavy load on the web server infrastructure, often crashing the site.
IT needed a reliable and flexible networking solution that would help them keep pace and scale with unexpected high-volume traffic. Using the Citrix application delivery controller, IT has eliminated site downtime, vastly improving their visitors’ experience.
As a result, WDOT has also been able to streamline other areas of the business, including further securing online ferry transactions, transparently migrating employees to new work apps, and creating new revenue streams from onsite advertising.
Yes to digital business
Exelon is a leading integrated energy company in the U.S., serving about 8.6 million customers. In the highly regulated energy sector, Exelon wanted a secure and efficient way to mobilize its office, field, and power plant workers.
Using a suite of Citrix virtualization, mobility, and networking solutions, Exelon’s IT team digitized work packages so employees can complete tasks on mobile devices from the nuclear power plants, while ensuring sensitive data is secure in a central data center.
Now that people can enter data in real time from any device or location, they’re more productive and efficient. And the company has been able to save millions of dollars by cleaning up existing infrastructure and moving from a paper base to an iPad base.
"Citrix is a really strategic piece of everything we’re trying to do. Citrix is really enabling us to fulfill our vision of the full mobile workforce."
Director of platform architecture and engineering
“We have the largest suite of nuclear power plants in the country. So as we looked at the leading tools, we really settled on Citrix because it was the whole platform. So we’ve actually been able to save a ton of money—I mean millions of dollars—by just cleaning up the existing IT."
SVP, chief information and innovation officer
Yes to opening local branches in three weeks
ING Direct Italy, a direct bank that offers services online, by phone, and via ATMs, wanted to open a nationwide network of direct bank branches—economical spaces where customers can access their accounts via a web terminal or ATM.
The bank’s IT team decided to use Citrix app virtualization software to host their banking apps in a central data center and deliver them virtually to each branch, rather than having to deploy apps at each location. This meant that they could get new branch up and running in just three weeks—with an excellent customer experience that sets them apart from their competitors.
And because apps, corporate information, and client data are secured in the data center, IT has more control and simpler management while meeting the financial industry’s rigorous compliance requirements.
Partnering with Citrix helped ensure the success of the bank branch model in Italy, and we are now in a position to share our positive experiences with other regions around the world.
Yes to seamless tax season
Tax season is the busiest time of the year for CPA firm Hernandez & Company, based in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm, which offers corporate tax and advisory services to multinational firms and international investors with business interests and assets in the U.S., needs a flexible IT solution that provides secure access to corporate resources and could easily scale to meet seasonal demand.
By delivering complete digital workspaces through Citrix Cloud, Hernandez IT staff have complete control over company apps and data. They can provide secure access to account executives who are traveling to client sites without having to worry about updating software or managing infrastructure. And because they can store information across multiple clouds in different locations, they’re able to comply with data sovereignty requirements.
When you’re growing fast, you need a partner that can give you flexibility. Citrix offers the ability to control the data and create a flexible infrastructure. That flexibility puts us at a different level when it comes to competing with other accounting firms.
Yes to detecting cancer earlier
To encourage more people to get screened for colon cancer, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences Corporation created a noninvasive DNA-based test people can use at home. To keep up with increasing demand for the test, Exact Sciences is expanding—which means its small IT team needed an easy and affordable way to scale their IT infrastructure.
Using a combination of on-premises and cloud resources to roll out Citrix digital workspace solutions, they’re able to securely deliver the apps, desktops, and data employees need to be productive. The solution allows IT to easily scale as the business grows. And central control over apps and data keeps confidential patient information secure, ensuring the company remains a trusted partner for physicians and patients worldwide.
Citrix has been a great decision for us. We don’t always know what the business will require from IT, but Citrix allows us to adapt to changing market demands. Being able to deploy the technology with our small IT staff wouldn’t be possible without the Citrix tools.
Yes to transatlantic collaboration
Dallara Automobili’s race cars take to the tracks almost every weekend at various Formula races around the world. Although headquartered in Italy, about 40 percent of Dallara’s business comes from the United States. To meet distant customers’ needs, they expanded their footprint over the Atlantic and opened a state-of-the-art engineering center near Indianapolis.
It was important for Italian and American engineers to collaborate seamlessly on secret computer-aided designs (CAD) in real time with a native-like experience. Using a combination of Citrix virtualization and networking technologies, Dallara securely delivered CAD apps and real-time collaboration on proprietary data to employees anywhere in the world.
Partnering with Citrix has allowed them to streamline their production process and helped them adapt more quickly as business conditions evolve.
We wanted to provide our American facility with anytime access to proprietary data. It was especially important for engineers in Italy and America to collaborate on computer-aided designs [CAD] so they could essentially look at the same screen, even when their desks were thousands of miles apart.