Great Eastern Shipping Company Improves Business Agility with Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server.
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India's Largest Private Shipping Company Enables Secure, Easy and
Instant Application Access Offshore
Citrix Systems Citrix Systems' (NASDAQ: CTXS) is an American technology company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with subsidiary operations in California and Massachusetts, with additional development centers in Australia, India and the UK. , Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS CTXS Citrix Systems (NASDAQ stock ticker symbol) ), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (GESCO GESCO Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Pakistan) ), India's largest private sector shipping and offshore service provider, has deployed Citrix(R) MetaFrame(R) Presentation Server for on-demand access to business-critical applications from any location, including the high seas high seas
In maritime law, the waters lying outside the territorial waters of any and all states. In the Middle Ages, a number of maritime states asserted sovereignty over large portions of the high seas. . GESCO has increased the efficiency of business process management and accelerated delivery of services to its global client base by using Citrix access infrastructure software to streamline application deployment across its enterprise.
With a team of over 1,000 personnel and a diversified fleet of 62 vessels, GESCO's business operations Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. Compare business processes. The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets run 24/7, with concurrent activities in different time zones around the world. Secure, easy and instant information access is critical for GESCO to monitor services at various locations as well as the point-to-point movement of ships. Over a period of two years, GESCO underwent a major systems restructuring to streamline its IT operations. Moving business-critical applications from a client-server infrastructure to an Internet-based architecture was essential to remaining competitive. GESCO's decision makers had to have secure, SSL-encrypted access to business information at all times, regardless of their location.
"We were keen about investing in a solution that could be interfaced and implemented quickly with our existing client/server architecture An environment in which the application processing is divided between client workstations and servers. It implies the use of desktop computers interacting with servers in a network in contrast to processing everything in a large centralized mainframe. See client/server. to ensure commonality com·mon·al·i·ty
n. pl. com·mon·al·i·ties
a. The possession, along with another or others, of a certain attribute or set of attributes: a political movement's commonality of purpose. of application usage across the enterprise," said R.P. Dumasia, general manager of IT for GESCO. "Stability was a key factor, because several heterogeneous databases and applications such as Lotus Notes Messaging and groupware software from IBM Lotus that was introduced in 1989 for OS/2 and later expanded to Windows, Mac, Unix, NetWare, AS/400 and S/390. Notes provides e-mail, document sharing, workflow, group discussions and calendaring and scheduling. had to be updated often. The security aspects and the scalability for future expansion plans were also taken into account before we zeroed in on a Citrix solution."
The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite centralizes applications and information, enabling IT staffs to deliver, manage, monitor and measure enterprise resources on demand, and giving users anywhere, anytime, any-device, any-connection access to these resources. As the foundation of the MetaFrame Access Suite, MetaFrame Presentation Server provides an exceptional foundation to build highly scalable, flexible, secure, manageable access solutions that reduce computing costs and increase the utility of any information system.
With Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, GESCO now provides seamless and continuous access to Web-based applications, improving business responsiveness. Applications such as IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) (R) Lotus(R) Notes(R); ShipNet marine information and ship monitoring (including Chartering and Scheduling, Post Fixture Management, Accounting and Budgeting, and Procurement and Contracting); and GESCO's proprietary human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. information system are centrally deployed and managed on MetaFrame Presentation Server.
"We're committed to delivering technology services that optimize our business efficiencies," continued R.P. Dumasia. "With Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, we have gained higher business responsiveness due to faster information access and retrieval, better management of business processes, and faster delivery of services to customers."
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in enterprise access. Citrix software enables people in businesses, government agencies and educational institutions to securely, easily and instantly access the on-demand enterprise, from anywhere, anytime, using any device, over any connection. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organizations rely on the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite to do their jobs. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 99% of the Fortune 500 and 92% of the Fortune Global 500. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city's population is described as metropolitan, where diverse culture is commonplace. According to 2006 U.S. , Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more than 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. For more information visit http://www.citrix.com.
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