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“The new workplace is not just about mobility — it is about combining applications, information and availability, securely, across whatever mobile devices your users want to use.”
Paul Hearns, Editor, TechPro magazine
While many organisations have mobile access, and perhaps even application and information access, few have combined the full power of mobility with the right communication and collaboration tools to let users truly be as productive as they can be – anywhere.
The combination of collaboration, communication and secure availability services allows users to be more creative, as previous limitations simply evaporate. However, deployment, integration, identity management and data protection are all key issues in ushering in this new era of possibilities for users.
This focused TechFire briefing on 29 September 2016 heard from Richard John, Group Head of EUC Transformation at British American Tobacco (BAT). A recent EUC project at BAT, underpinned by Windows 10, saw the deployment of the full Microsoft Office 365 suite across a vast global estate at a ferocious and record breaking pace. The result was a digital transformation that also unlocked a dramatic reduction in overall IT costs while tackling the problems around security, controls and myriad devices.
Experts from Microsoft, Fujitsu and Citrix joined the technical panel for Q & A and provide attendees at the briefing with a best-practice update on the market-leading platforms.
Richard John, Group Head of EUC Transformation, British American Tobacco
Richard John is the driving force behind the end user computing transformation in BAT. His vision is to deploy the full Microsoft Office 365 solution underpinned by Windows 10 across a vast global estate at a swift pace. The result has been a digital transformation which unlocked a dramatic reduction in overall IT costs, in partnership with teams from Microsoft and Fujitsu.
Shirley Finnerty, Windows Business Group Lead, Microsoft
Shirley Finnerty described how, in a constantly changing threat landscape, Windows 10 Mobile provides multi-layered security that allows organisations to keep users productive and connected anywhere, anytime, without compromising corporate security. As organisations of all sizes adjust IT practices to support a highly mobile workforce, implementing strong security measures is a top priority. Windows 10 enterprise-grade security can protect an organisation’s mobile workforce while helping to drive down costs.
David Delaney, Service Delivery Director, Fujitsu
David Delaney described Fujitsu Workplace Anywhere, an end-to-end mobile workplace solution customised with Windows 10 and in both non-virtualised and virtualised environments with Citrix. The goal is to deliver agility, global collaboration and productivity.
Bryan Janes, WW Solutions Architect, Citrix
Bryan Janes outlined how Citrix, working with Fujitsu and Microsoft, delivers digital transformation projects. The key is to ensure that apps, data and users are integrated and connected not only securely but everywhere, allowing customers to use the right devices for the right job and location.