L’agence de la Biomédecine easily set up secure teleworking with Awingu
The Biomedicine Agency is a French public administrative establishment (EPA) created by the bioethics law of August 6, 2004. It operates in 4 very distinct fields: the removal and transplant of organs and tissues, the removal and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, medically assisted procreation, human embryology and genetics. Those are areas of competence which make it the reference authority on the medical, scientific, legal and ethical aspects linked to questions on those topics. It reports on its activities and the application of the law to Parliament and the Government.
The need for a telework solution
Enabling telework was the answer to a growing need expressed by the 250 employees of the Biomedicine Agency. Work at home had to be unrestricted for the user, but without any safety compromises. At the start of 2019, the Biomedicine Agency therefore decided to allow its staff to telework.
There were constraints, however:
“We needed to set up a fully functional and secure solution for our employees to work at home and in the office, from their own computers. The demand for flexibility brought by remote working came 100% from our staff! In addition, we had a limited budget and a small IT team, so Citrix was not chosen because it was too costly and complex to manage for us “