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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.”

AirWatch Adds Android Email Management Flexability

AirWatch has added Android email management flexibility with the AirWatch Android Email Container, as an enhancement to the AirWatch Mobile Email Management (MEM) solution. The AirWatch Android Email Container supports over-the-air configuration of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) email accounts for Android devices.

Many mobile operating systems, OEMs or third-party solutions, such as NitroDesk Touchdown, may already offer best-in-class email clients, standard security and native encryption on the device, which could provide the best solution for AirWatch clients with limited device variability. However, companies often struggle with device proliferation and variation across email clients as they expand their mobile deployments and adopt BYOD. In these scenarios, companies require flexible email options to balance end-user security, usability and support.

“We recognize that many OSs, OEMs and third-party solutions have best in class email security capabilities already built into the core of their technology,” said John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. “However, as many customers adopt wider BYOD strategies, they struggle to provide an email platform across all devices that meet security and usability requirements. As the largest EMM provider, the strength of our development team and global resources allows us to maintain a vendor-neutral strategy and integrate with all available email clients and develop innovative capabilities, such as the Android Email Container, to meet the customer demand.”

AirWatch will officially present the Android Email Container, along with a series of other significant innovation and partnership announcements, during AirWatch Connect 2013, the leading mobility user group conference, at Mobile World Congress. The AirWatch Android Email Container will be available as an optional add-on component to the AirWatch mobile device management solution. AirWatch’s MEM solution delivers comprehensive security for corporate email infrastructure including Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 and cloud-based Gmail, Office365 and BPOS.