Press Release - Mar 31, 2015 - Dimension Data Implements (BYOD) Program across Asia Pacific using Citrix
Citrix, a leader in secure mobile workspace delivery, enabled Dimension Data Asia Pacific, a leading ICT services and solutions provider, to introduce a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for laptops across the organization’s 60 regional offices across 13 countries for 4,500 employees. This completes Dimension Data’s BYOD program, which was first introduced in 2007 for smartphones and tablets. Through Citrix’s market-leading desktop virtualization solution, XenDesktop, and its networking solution NetScaler, Dimension Data has now successfully implemented a comprehensive BYOD program to enable workforce mobility and choice of device.
Dimension Data chose Citrix XenDesktop to deliver applications and desktops as secure mobile services, while centralizing control and security for intellectual property as Citrix XenDesktop instantly mobilizes five generations of applications for use on any device, anywhere, reducing transaction times of client/server apps by as much as 300 percent.
This helps Dimension Data to enhance end-user experience and provide employees with a native touch-enabled look-and-feel that is optimized for each type of device and network. In turn, Dimension Data’s employees are empowered with a rich and consistent virtual desktop experience, no matter where they work from. At the same time, it simplifies desktop management for Dimension Data’s IT team.
The implementation commenced in May 2014 and was completed by December the same year. Through the BYOD program, Dimension Data is expecting to boost its talent attraction and retention strategy, while ensuring mobility for employees. With data residing in a centralized location in the region, the BYOD environment enables Dimension Data’s employees to securely access business apps and data from their devices from any location.