John Holland deploys Citrix for virtual desktop infrastructure

John Holland (JH), an engineering and construction firm in Australia, has tapped Citrix, to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

As part of improving mobility to its employees, JH has deployed XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler, and GoToTraining – ensuring a cost-efficient IT infrastructure.

The deployment of Citrix solutions will ensure that JH can have up to 100 projects running in offices and remote locations at any one time across Australia and southern Asia. In the past, JH was forced to set up IT infrastructure for each project with backup systems involving huge costs.

JH reduced IT expenses through the centralization of servers that typically cost between $5,000-$25,000 per project site. JH optimized organization efficiency by enabling employees to spend more time at sites on critical items and interacting with staff.

Productivity and employee engagement also benefitted from the mobilization of more than 20 processes that can now be completed on any device from the project site, significantly reducing the time investment required by employees.

JH significantly reduced carbon emissions from the reduction of multiple site servers along with an improved ability to access accurate data for any legal requirements.

David Banger, CIO of John Holland Group, said: “By centralizing our data systems using Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, we’ve eliminated redundant infrastructure and introduced cost savings, while also making it easier for employees to submit data at the project location in real time.”

Baburajan K
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