Port of Antwerp replaces Citrix with Awingu
Port of Antwerp (Havenbedrijf Antwerpen) plays an important role in the daily operation of the Belgian port. Their 1500 employees manage and maintain, among other things, the docks, bridges and locks of the second largest port in Europe. They are also responsible for towing and dredging work in the docks. In order to make remote working for their administrative staff safe, simple and efficient, they replaced their Citrix environment with Awingu’s digital workplace.
Homegrown Citrix alternative
In the past, teleworkers and people in the field at Port of Antwerp used Citrix as a solution to gain access to applications and documents.
"We were no longer completely satisfied with Citrix. We feel it is a very complex solution with many different servers. In addition, we found that the licensing model used was no longer in line with the added value for our limited user population. That's why we started looking for a simpler alternative".
The Port Authority took a look at Awingu, and decided to study the digital workplace with a focus on simplicity and safety. “We first made a comparison with another solution,” says Stijn, “but a lot of the workspace functionalities we were looking for were missing. For example, it wasn’t completely HTML5-ready, there was no multi-monitor support and True SSO. These were all functionalities that were high on our wish list”. When comparing Awingu with Citrix, Port of Antwerp came to the conclusion that Awingu was the better choice, given its simplicity in both management and use.
"Simplicity is a core value of the Port Authority, which is why we are always charmed when we find it in management software solutions. What's more, this simplicity means that we have much more time for other innovative projects, something that is in the DNA of the Port Authority."