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Cancer Research UK creating a mobile working environment


Cancer Research UK is to create a more mobile working environment for its employees; the charity will integrate Citrix mobility management solutions into the existing XenDesktop system.

The solution will be based on the Citrix’s previous systems such as XenMobile, Citrix ShareFile, NetScaler ADC Technologies and CitrixWorx Mobile Apps.

The arrangement will allow Cancer Research UK to open access to corporate data on a variety of devices, whilst retaining centralised control over the infrastructural management.

“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,” said Jason Tooley, UK country manager, Citrix.

The system will also allow everyone within the charity to be more connected to one another. Committee members and fundraisers will be able to exchange information and documents securely through ShareFile.

Previously, staff were dependent on paper print-outs and external hard-drives such as USBs.

 “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,” explained Mick Briggs, head of IT at Cancer Research UK.

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