CDW [NASDAQ:CDW]: Building Mobile Workspace with Citrix

Thomas Richards, CEO & Chairman
Down and out, 28-year-old college graduate, named Michael Krasny placed a classified advertisement to sell his personal computer, but was taken aback to see the offers that poured in, giving him a huge profit. The ripening market for PCs inspired the idea of buying and selling computers in Krasny’s mind, giving birth to CDW [NASDAQ:CDW]. Later, his goal changed to make CDW the most successful seller of IT products. While the company was transitioning from being a traditional fulfillment house to a full-service technology solutions provider, Citrix—a giant that provides server, application, and desktop virtualization, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies—became a go-to strategic partner for CDW. Since then, there was no reason to look back, making CDW an eminent multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations.

Citrix technologies are on the top options provided by the CDW while working with end consumers on a mobility or cloud networking solution. The company’s enterprise in SaaS cloud software solutions help organizations to maintain and secure their data as well as enhance productivity. Additionally, CDW assists its customers to migrate thousands of users to SaaS solutions while giving enterprises on-demand account controls and making it easy to optimize subscriptions on the go. As a dominant SaaS solution, the company offers Citrix ShareFile, which is secure enterprise file sync and sharing service for mobile users that easily collaborates content from anywhere, on any device. ShareFile secures confidential business information, maximizing access and collaboration, tackles tougher HIPAA compliance, and embraces consumerization to simplify IT with BYOD.“Our best-in-class migration and integration services simplify deployment of enterprise SaaS solutions for a seamless software transition,” says Thomas Richards, Chairman and CEO.

To ensure growth of the mobility strategy across clients’ organization, CDW brings in its Total Mobility Management approach to enable assess, design, deployment and management of enterprise mobility solutions.

We provide a full range of proven mobile device management tools and end-to-end security from giants like Citrix

Citrix XenMobile delivers mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and enterprise-grade productivity apps in one comprehensive solution. Further, XenMobile enhances the user experience on BYOD or corporate devices without compromising security. “We provide a full range of proven mobile device management tools and end-to-end security from giants like Citrix,” cites Richards. With a step ahead to enable organizations reduce cost and uplift productivity, CDW also provides the right networking set up by leveraging its association with Citrix. Understanding the need to fully optimize data center and enterprise networks, the company has gained Citrix expertise to help firms improve the performance, security, and resiliency of their network, allowing them to retain workforce productivity.

Aside its strategic relation with Citrix, CDW’s customer-centric culture, and effort to increase sales and share in markets remain primary focus of both companies. Citrix’s strategic acquisitions over the years have added exceptional products to its cloud and mobility solutions like Citrix NetScaler—a proven application delivery controller for building enterprise cloud networks, which has become strategic advantage to the CDW Converged Infrastructure team. With just-in-time inventory model and multiple distribution centers, CDW ensures its customers the delivery of products and solutions they require, anywhere and anytime.


Vernon Hills, IL

Thomas Richards, CEO & Chairman

Offers discrete hardware and software products and integrated IT solutions such as mobility, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization, and collaboration.