AWINGU FOR BUSINESSES
NEXTEL ADOPTS AWINGU TO DRIVE MOBILITY
Nextel is an ICT player in the BeNeLux. With 200 out of 300 ‘mobile workers’, mobility was a core need. Nextel adopted Awingu as an alternative to classic VPN’s to facilitate access to core applications and data to these mobile workers.
Easy to use: Easy access via a simple browser on any device to core Nextel applications; and this for field engineers, sales as for ‘teleworkers’
Secure: Full audit of usage available out-of-the-box, and Awingu is deployed in the Nextel’s controlled datacenter
Easy to manage: Easy to setup, no need to configure and manage complex VPN’s, no need to install clients on end-devices, etc.
Awingu is one of our important mobility and efficiency solutions.
Awingu offers me a lot of benefits as IT professional: One of these advantages is that I don’t need to configure or manage complex VPN’s, nor install clients on end-devices. You only need to give a URL, and people can start.
When an employee’s PC is broken or lost, he/she can just pick-up another device and continue working without loss of data.
AVIAPARTNER DEPLOYS AWINGU AS A PERFECT ALTERNATIVE TO CITRIX
Aviapartner is one of the leading international independent providers of ground handling services across 37 airports. They employ around nearly 6000 staff serving needs of 30 million passengers. They also manage cargo handling for around 1 million tons of cargo each year.
AviaPartner was fully deployed on Citrix, but they found this to be a cost-inefficient solution for AviaPartner. With a help from Altogee, they chose to try Awingu deployed on Microsoft’s Azure platform.
The switch to Awingu brought many advantages to AviaPartner:
- Awingu provided significant cost gains compared to Citrix.
- Awingu furthermore makes it easy to support multiple devices. To be full “platform agnostic”. AviaPartner currently supports over a dozen devices from their airport based terminals to MacBooks, iPads, etc. and users need to get access their core applications on all devices, anywhere.
- They adopted Awingu’s built-in One-Time-Password solution and phase-out the use of classic MFA tokens
Mobile working on any type of device is crucial to our business. We operate in a line of business where people need mobile access to their core applications and data: be it ‘groundstaff’ in the airport terminal or management on the road.
AviaPartner also depends a lot on seasonal workers. In peak periods, our staffing can easily double. Awingu’s concurrent-user based licensing model neatly covers this.
FERRETTI IMPROVES MOBILITY WITH AWINGU
Ferretti Group is a world leader in design, construction and sale of luxury yachts and boats. Established in 1968, today the Ferretti Group has over 1500 employees and is present in over 80 countries. Together with the main production and seven offices in Italy, they also have offices and sales centers in Florida, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In 2016 the Ferretti Group started to centralize their IT environment leveraging Microsoft’s RDS, but the standard Microsoft solution showed some weaknesses – for example, the configuration of the client on the end-user device brought challenges for mobile users such as sales.
To hook-up mobile workers into the central IT platform, Ferretti decided to implement Awingu and they got many benefits by choosing Awingu:
- Deployment was easy and very fast
- Employees can access files from any device, no local agent needed on the end-user devices
- Awingu runs on their own existing infrastructure
For an international company like Ferretti, mobility is crucial and by enabling simplified access to apps and files, their productivity and sales activity got easier and faster.
This use case was made possible via our partner in Bologna, Alya IT.
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The standard Microsoft RDS solution also showed some weaknesses. For example, the configuration of the client on the end-user device brought challenges for mobile users such as sales.
We deployed Awingu on our hyper-converged Nutanix infrastructure in less than one hour. It is a very straight-forward solution.
Our sales guys can access apps easily without any need for installing or managing any local client.
PROXIMUS CHOOSES AWINGU TO CREATE A FLEXIBLE AND MOBILE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Proximus is a telecommunication & ICT company operating in the Belgian and international markets, providing services to residential, enterprise and public customers. The mission of Proximus is to connect everyone, enable better living and smarter working. Clearly, it was important for Proximus to put the money where the mouth is, and apply those principles themselves. With over 14 000 employees, they have a wide and diverse network of people working not only from the office but also from other environments, like other companies or in the field.
Today, Awingu is enabled for Proximus employees, and is used in multiple use-cases such as:
- Shop-in-the-shop: Sales representatives can securely connect to applications and data from unmanaged devices.
- Telework: Bring Your Own Device access for home and remote workers
- Field technicians: Easier way for the field workers to connect to the applications and data via a tablet or other device
- Enables flexible and mobile working on any device, anywhere, anytime
- Saving costs and time in setup of new shop-in-shop locations
- Improved user-experience for field staff and tele/remote workers
- Boost internal culture of collaboration
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Mobility is an important part of our digital work environment, it means being able to work on any device, anytime and anywhere. Awingu supports this approach. It enables you to consult older systems, even if you are on the move.
As Proximus employees at Fnac, we use Fnac computers to work. To access the Proximus intranet, we use Awingu. Awingu is not just available on PCs here but any place and any device – whether it is a smartphone, a tablet or a personal laptop. All you need is a login, password and a token. Awingu is really user-friendly.
With Awingu, my work is much easier than before. We used to have a much heavier laptop that was harder to carry around. Now we use Awingu on a tablet to fill out our checklists in the field.