Cancer Research UK taps Citrix for enterprise mobility management

Cancer Research  UK is deploying Citrix's enterprise mobility management software

Cancer Research UK is deploying Citrix’s enterprise mobility management software

Cancer Research UK has deployed Citrix’s enterprise mobility management solution on top of its existing XenDesktop landscape in a bid to enable its employees to work more flexibly.

The charity is deploying an enterprise mobility management solution based on Citrix XenMobile, Citrix ShareFile, Citrix Worx Mobile Apps and NetScaler ADC technologies. It said the move would allow it to centralise its infrastructure management and secure access to corporate data on a wider variety of devices.

“The integrity of the Cancer Research UK brand is vitally important to our ability to raise funds and finance our work.  We cannot risk that through poor data security. We have to protect data we hold on our supporters and, of course, we have a lot of sensitive information. Citrix has helped us to achieve that goal, empowering employees in a secure manner,” said Mick Briggs, head of IT at Cancer Research UK.

The deployment will also make collaboration more efficient by allowing committee members and fundraisers to transact certain types of documents and data securely through ShareFile, where they would have previously relied solely on print-outs and removable storage (i.e. USB thumb drives).

“I want to ‘not care’ about what device people bring to work. Whether using a corporate device or one of their own, XenMobile gives us that policy-driven granularity of control. We’ve become the enablers that let people work where and when they want, on whatever device they choose. That makes our team more effective and it makes Cancer Research UK more effective as a whole,” Briggs added.

Jason Tooley, UK country manager, Citrix said: “Cancer Research UK has enabled its staff with secure access to important and often confidential data, desktops and apps, via any device, over network, significantly improving the productivity of its workforce. In a climate of cost reduction, with pressure to innovate, this project demonstrates the positive impact that IT can have on both individual employees and the organization as a whole.”