Atlas employees now have the ability to access apps, desktops and data from anywhere through Citrix, a mobile workspace software.
Citrix provides work solutions by delivering Windows applications and desktops on any device while securing valuable information in the server; therefore, enhancing productivity and reducing costs, informs Edgar Theodore, Atlas director of operations.
It was Theodore who suggested the management to adopt the application and desktop virtualisation software. He said Citrix has been in existence for the past 15 years, although only a handful of companies use it.
Citrix has allowed the company to outsource certain newspaper operations to India, thereby reducing costs.
Theodore said that he has four people working in India for more than a year now, accessing data in the Dubai database through Citrix.
Theodore said that Citrix has provided these benefits to the company: all data is secured and backed up daily in the server and can be accessed at any time, people can work remotely, even from home and certain functions or projects can easily be outsourced, allowing greater access to a specific and specialised skillset.
Theodore advises that confidential data is secure with Citrix as it is accessible only to the key figures in the company. The IT department has a single point of control to ensure that the data is encrypted and that only authorised users can access specific tools based on their function and position in the company. It is also possible to trace who logged in from where. Citrix subscription is renewed yearly. Theodore revealed that the company is geared towards making operations more efficient and is looking into the possibility of further automating manual operations to speed up workflow and improve productivity.