AWINGU FOR GOVERNMENT

MOBILIZING THE BELGIAN FEDERAL POLICE

The business applications of the Belgian police were developed long before mobile internet existence and are only available through the corporate network. The real police work, on the other hand, which mainly occurs in the field. Awingu builds the bridge between these two worlds.

The advantages
1. True mobility: The police access their core ISLP applications wherever they are

2. Ease of use: the application can be used very easily and smoothly, even in typical stressful situations.

3. Low initial cost: the licensing model keeps costs low for the different police districts. In this way, the threshold for adoption is removed in steps.

Our people can now instantly check on the premises or a vehicle, for example, violates or is signaled. Previously, they had to sit for it behind their PC.

The solution of Awingu was very economical. You do not need to buy special equipment. Going mobile was a good solution and a good investment.

INCREASED EFFICIENCY FOR THE PUBLIC CENTRE OF SOCIAL WELFARE BOORTMEERBEEK

Boortmeerbeek is a town in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. Their Public Centre for Social Welfare adopted Awingu to enable remote working.

Advantages

  • Increased productivity: Awingu facilitates mobile working
  • Any device: users access all applications on their devices – laptop, desktop, tablet & even smartphone – via Awingu
  • Easy of use: No need to install any local agents, software,… just go to the browser. Log in. Start working.
  • Secure: all data remains in the datacenter of the Public Centre and users login with strong authentication

One of the major advantages of Awingu is that it is user-friendly.

As users log on to the Public Centre’s network with their password, all confidential data remains in the organization.

People can spend their time efficiently when they are in an external location.

FLEXIBLE ACCESS TO ALL DOCUMENTS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY STAFF

The municipality of Knokke-Heist is a popular Belgian seaside resort. To allow municipal employees to consult at any time and on any device of their documents, they chose Awingu.

Advantages

Flexible workforce: Knokke-Heist was able to stimulate homeworking to increase employee flexibility and productivity

Bring your own device: employees can now securely acces their files either on a managed (e.g. Windows laptop) or unmanaged (e.g. Macbook, iPad) device

No more VPN: VPN was perceived as unstable and cumbersome.

The biggest surprise for me was that the application was already fully functional after two hours.

We can just start 95% of our applications through a simple browser.

YMCA COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE REPLACES CITRIX WITH AN INTUITIVE AWINGU SOLUTION

YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is a worldwide, community-focused nonprofit, established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages. YMCA has +125 associations, the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette hosted its first meeting in 1868. Since then, YMCA[of Columbia-Willamette provides quality affordable services that build healthier kids, strong families and better communities, inspired by fitness, faith and fun.

The problem

YMCA deployed applications via Citrix since 2004. YMCA initially chose Citrix because of bandwidth limitations at the remote sites (frame relay, T1s, VPNs, etc.) Over time, the evolution of the Citrix offering became too complex to manage and the licensing costs prohibited to expand. For YMCA’s IT department, user-friendliness and ease of management of technology are very important. YMCA is constantly looking for innovative solutions, via TWiT (This Week in Enterprise Tech), YMCA found out about Awingu.

The solution: Awingu

With the help of Bond Consulting Services, YMCA was able to replace Citrix with Awingu, increasing the end user satisfaction and lower the burden for the IT department to manage and support the solution for the remote workers. The intuitiveness of Awingu for the end user and the ease of setting up a basic Multi-Factor-Authentication, was a huge plus for YMCA. 

The fact that Awingu runs entirely in the browser, lowers the workload for the IT department, there is no more need to configure clients. Even Quash, IT Director at YMCA Columbia-Willamette, tells us that features such as file sharing, screen sharing, OneDrive integration…all put the cherry on top.

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette chose for Awingu because:

  • Easy to configure, manage and support
  • Increased user experience & satisfaction
  • Lower IT support costs
  • Bandwidth optimization
  • Innovative and affordable solution

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User-friendliness and ease of management are very important to us.

Setting up the remote workers and helping users to install and configure Citrix receiver became a huge headache.

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