Italian race car manufacturer speeds toward efficiency and agility across continents
South Korean telecom leader embraces mobility solutions to promote collaboration and innovation
Financial services firm cuts expenses and improves the customer experience with virtualization and networking solutions
Italian direct bank powers new local branches with virtual apps
CPA firm takes a cloud-first approach to provide mobility and scale with business growth
Molecular diagnostics firm scales to meet demand for new patient-friendly screening option
See how a global logistics provider’s network keeps operations running smoothly
Swedish fashion designer virtualizes apps to streamline global operations
Danish healthcare network rolls out electronic health record system in just four months
Large healthcare organization rethinks how clinicians work to improve patient care
Texas university uses virtual apps to offer innovative, hands-on learning models
Nonprofit health system mobilizes clinicians while keeping patient information secure
Columbian bank goes mobile to improve customer service for rural populations
School district makes learning available for all students inside and outside the classroom
Global company simplifies complex environment by moving apps and desktops to the cloud.
Shipbuilder moves from 2D to 3D design software without sacrificing user experience.
The OKWAVE.JP community site secured and maximized its network to scale for its 40 million monthly users.
Learn how a large children’s hospital went paperless with simple, HIPAA-compliant file sharing.
Housing authority embraces the cloud to simplify IT and spend more time serving the community.
Engineering company American Structurepoint promotes agility and mobility through infrastructure consolidation.
Arup Group improves client relationships and speeds up workflows with simple, secure file sharing.
German real estate company Berlinovo keeps its executives and sales reps productive.
The Watershed addiction-rehab provider strengthens its network to ensure top patient care.
Learn how a better network helped Turkish media company Hurriyet grow its customer base.
Unleash the benefits of yes
Yes to on-time deliveries
Aramex couriers rely on around-the-clock access to business apps and data when they’re on the road transporting goods and making deliveries.
Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation services based in Dubai that offers freight options by land, air, and sea. With a large workforce of 13,900 employees in 60 countries, Aramex wanted to make sure that its couriers and staff had reliable, secure access to core business apps, no matter where they are.
Because the logistics industry is highly dependent on accuracy and can’t afford downtime, Aramex chose Citrix networking solutions to ensure top performance and reliability while protecting sensitive customer information.
Our partnership with Citrix has allowed us to improve customer service in more than 240 countries, streamline operations, and reduce overall IT costs. We are currently in the process of evaluating additional areas where Citrix can enhance our IT network, with the intention of achieving our strategic goals for the future.
Yes to access across continents
Swedish designer Nudie Jeans, which sells sustainably sourced denim around the world, started taking a more direct role in global markets, transitioning away from an international distribution partnership model. This meant they needed to provide secure access to corporate resources for more employees across Europe and the United States.
So rather than duplicating infrastructure in the U.S., they decided to use Citrix virtualization software on Microsoft Azure cloud services to centralize and secure their apps and data. Now all employees across the world have access to the most up-to-date sales information so they can process orders quickly and accurately. And the flexibility of their cloud-based solution allows them to easily scale as the company expands.
It was much easier and cheaper to replicate Nudie Jeans’ structure in the cloud than to try and deploy local servers in the U.S. With Citrix, it’s very easy to provision an environment on Azure. We couldn’t achieve the same results with other virtual desktop solutions. Management is easier, too; we can conveniently control everything from Sweden.
Yes to virtual patient records
The capital region of Denmark, Region Hovedstaden (Region H), and its neighboring region, Sealand, wanted to improve patient care and clinician productivity across their network of 20 hospitals by implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system.
But with only four months left before their deadline, they learned their existing infrastructure wouldn’t support the latest version of the EHR software. So they teamed up with Citrix to design and launch a new app-delivery solution on time and with no disruption in patient care.
The regions’ 44,000 clinicians now have secure anywhere, anytime access to complete patient records from any device, which helps them make faster, better-informed decisions. And IT is able to centrally manage apps quickly and without any downtime.
Delivering Epic with XenApp ensures reliable, responsive and stable application performance. This is of great importance, as the EHR system is becoming the most vital system for clinicians in Region H. It holds all patients’ data and must be accessible anytime and has to be updated and respond quickly, in order for clinicians to care for patients in best way possible. After the first week, many users expressed how pleased they were with the system’s responsiveness. As a result of the virtualized application deliverance, CIMT is spending less time dealing with technical issues. That is better than ‘business as usual.
Yes to better patient care
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organization that provides services at about 30 locations throughout northwest England.
Clinicians tend to work around the clock from a variety of places, including patients’ homes, healthcare facilities, and out in the community. But without access to hospital resources from offsite locations, critical diagnoses and patient care decisions were often delayed.
Using Citrix solutions, Bolton’s IT team was able to provide secure access to apps, data, and patient information from any device. No matter where they are, clinicians can always get to the information they need to make fast, informed decisions and improve patient care.
Citrix provides an end-to-end solution. There is continuity and consistency of experience, whether it’s desktop users or users in the community. From an IT management perspective, we have one place where we set our policies, profiles and security.
Yes to new ways of learning
Texas A&M University wanted to transform the education experience for its 15,000 engineering students, who require intensive design and simulation apps for their studies. Because the apps were only available in the on-campus lab, there were often long wait times.
So the university’s IT team turned to Citrix virtualization technologies to give students access to these apps from anywhere using their own devices. By moving the processing power to a central data center and out of the lab, the university was also able to reduce costs by replacing desktop computers with longer-lasting thin clients.
Being able to do work beyond the lab has given rise to innovative instructional models through hands-on learning in the classroom, providing more valuable experiences for students.
Our classrooms can now evolve into places for discussion, not just demonstration, where students can bounce hard questions off each other to stimulate deeper learning.
Yes to agility
InTown Suites, the largest economy extended-stay company in the U.S., manages 25,000 rooms across 189 locations—and is growing fast. The company’s limited IT team needed a simple way to manage apps, like its property management system, across locations and during acquisitions.
Citrix Cloud offered them the flexibility they needed to quickly adapt to change. IT can roll out apps quickly and efficiently without having to manage updates and maintenance—giving them more time to focus on delivering great customer and employee experiences.
Our Citrix Cloud environment gives us a lot of flexibility when it comes to doing acquisitions and growing the company. Having a limited IT staff, as those opportunities come up for us as a company, we have to really be able to adapt to those situations in a very flexible and very fast manner.
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 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.
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 future growth
Fifty million people around the world are asking and answering questions on OKWAVE.JP, a Japan-based community Q&A site. The more than 100 million monthly page views were putting a huge strain on the company’s network.
IT leaders needed to upgrade their infrastructure with a scalable solution that could handle the current—and future—load. With our network optimization solution, IT could confidently assure business leaders that the network can handle fluctuating peaks in traffic plus long-term growth. The company is now able to focus its efforts on living out its mission to “connecting the world with thanks and filling it with happiness.”
Yes to BYOD
One of Turkey’s largest mobile communications companies, Avea, embraces its employees’ need to use their own devices at work. But the security and administration challenges of their quickly growing BYOD initiative started to overwhelm the company’s IT staff.
Our mobile device management solution allowed IT to let employees keep using their own devices but now with the right level of security. It also gave admins a new level of visibility and insight into their mobile landscape.
Now that IT can also troubleshoot devices remotely, push out real-time updates, protect against data and app breaches, and remotely wipe lost or stolen devices, they’re able to work faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Yes to a paperless office
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a sprawling network of more than 50 locations and 18,000 employees. Hospital IT leaders needed a simple, HIPAA-compliant way for its clinicians and staff to share files, like patient records, medical images, and administrative documents.
Our HIPAA-certified file sync and sharing solution allowed IT to feel confident while having full control with on-premises storage. Clinicians can now collaborate faster, sharing files across devices, even from outside the hospital’s network. And business leaders were able to roll out a paperless patient screening and onboarding process initiative that saved 75 percent of the former paper-based 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.
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.
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.
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 24/7 news
Turkish media company Hurriyet delivers news to hundreds of thousands of readers every day through several media portals and websites. Facing the threat of losing their customer base, IT leaders needed a way to ensure web server availability while providing a good reader experience.
After installing our application delivery controllers to balance the load between their two data centers in Istanbul and Ankara, they’re now able to ensure 100 percent availability for their media and corporate sites while reducing security threats by 50 percent. As a result, their readership has since grown by 10 percent.
The internet service at 600 Mb/sec was unreliable, as servers were frequently down, and we faced a significant threat of losing our customer base. We needed a secure and a reliable load balancing solution that would ensure web server availability to retain and increase the customer base.
Yes to security and compliance
The nonprofit Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) serves half the population of Louisiana through a vast network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing, and integrated information systems. To keep pace with the rapidly changing patient, caregiver, and industry requirements, FMOLHS wanted to digitally transform its operations with EMR and BYOD initiatives.
Using secure Citrix virtualization and networking solutions, FMOLHS now delivers 130 clinical apps to staff, allowing them to seamlessly roam across facilities, devices, and networks while meeting compliance requirements. All sensitive information is kept safe in a central data center, reducing the risk of patient privacy breaches.
We've used Citrix to implement security controls and prevent breaches from occurring," says Brister. "Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenMobile have all been critical in how we deliver essential applications or services while maintaining a very high level of security.
Yes to on-the-spot efficiency
Banco Agrario de Colombia S.A. serves the banking needs of Columbia’s rural, agricultural, livestock, fishery, forestry, and agro-industrial populations, who are spread out among the country’s most remote areas. Bank officials often had to make several trips to clients’ homes and farms—some as many as 500 miles away—before they could approve loans or open accounts.
Using Citrix virtualization technology, Banco was able to create the most extensive branch network in the country sector and fully digitize their process. Now their business advisers can approve clients on the spot, which not only has made staff more efficient, but also allows them to better serve their customers.
We needed to approach farmers in rural areas. Today, the adviser arrives with his kit, the report scoring is done and told if creditworthy. This optimized time. In addition, people feel better served and [get] a quicker response.
Yes to better learning
Shelton Public Schools, a K-12 school district in Western Connecticut, wanted to provide students of disparate socioeconomic backgrounds with equal opportunities for learning. So they decided to virtualize their educational and Windows apps with Citrix software so all students would be able to access them.
They invested in cost-efficient Chromebox devices instead of desktop computers for their classrooms and Chromebooks instead of traditional laptops for the students. Not only do students have access to the apps they need from these or any other device from school or home, but the school district has been able to save $2 million in technology costs.
It’s now affordable for us to put five lab computers in the back of every classroom when we could’ve only afforded two in the past. For a class with 20 students, that means one-quarter of them can receive differentiated instruction at any given time.
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 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 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 exceptional customer service
Piraeus Bank Egypt’s 1,000 employees manage a diversified portfolio of commercial and investment products. The bank needed to streamline its IT infrastructure to deliver always-on services and apps to its growing number of branch offices, even over limited bandwidth.
Using a combination of Citrix technologies, Piraeus created a private cloud environment to securely deliver 80 financial and office productivity applications to employees. The bank was able to cut the number of its physical servers in half, reduce costs, and increase processing capacity by 300 percent.
With Citrix solutions, the bank has been able to enhance IT services and support business continuity to ensure that it’s able to deliver exceptional customer service around the clock.
We took a very important step. We are not only using a Citrix solution for applications delivery but also have implemented virtualization with Citrix XenServer and load balancing with Citrix NetScaler. This architecture has given us a lot of flexibility for disaster recovery and business continuity.
Yes to a culture of innovation
South Korean telecom leader Korea Telecom (KT) has been innovating in the information and communications industries since 1981. The company launched the nation’s first communications satellite and currently is planning to introduce the world’s first 5G experience at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
KT knows that innovation happens when its 45,000 employees are highly productive and can instantly respond to changes in the business environment. It’s why business leaders wanted to re-engineer their IT infrastructure to create a culture of anytime, anywhere collaboration.
Using Citrix virtualization and mobility solutions, KT employees can now securely access their apps and desktops from any device, allowing them to collaborate from anywhere and instantly respond to changes in the business environment for continuous innovation.
All employees—even those who don’t have a virtual desktop—can carry out company work anytime from anywhere by using Citrix Receiver technology, which provides the ability to view important work in a virtualized environment.
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.