A new way to work: Delivering optimized mobile, cloud, networking and desktop virtualization


IBM and Citrix share a long history together – more than 20 years of close partnership – and recently moved the relationship to a new level. Through our strategic alliance, both partners are committing more resources to delivering mobile, cloud, networking and desktop virtualization solutions that bring added value to our mutual customers.

Aligning mobility messaging

The exponential adoption of mobile technology has created disruption in enterprise IT – and along with it, the opportunity for organizations to deliver breakthrough innovations in the way people work. The IBM and Citrix partnership is at the forefront, helping today’s leaders integrate mobile into the fabric of their business.

Citrix provides robust mobile workspace solutions that empower people to choose when, where and how work gets done, giving them a new level of freedom and choice. A mobile workspace is a portable, always-on, always-connected working environment that follows employees and enables access to the content they need, often on the same devices that host personal content.

Citrix securely delivers all mobile workspace applications, data and services to any device over any network or cloud. In fact, the partner is uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive solution that combines market-leading technologies in virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud to help customers succeed in a dynamic and mobile world.

As an IBM alliance partner, Citrix connects to the expanding IBM MobileFirst services portfolio, which offers proven solutions to strengthen customer engagement and workforce productivity. These services provide robust enterprise mobility solutions, ranging from mobile virtualization services, platform support, application development and mobile security to mobile device management.



Cloud and networking

Working together

IBM has more than 200 Citrix-certified sales, architect and delivery professionals. In addition, IBM staffs a Citrix Center of Excellence with more than 70 professionals to support clients around the globe. In 2014, IBM won a Citrix Innovation Award for partners for the design and implementation of a hosted virtual desktop environment for Westpac Bank in Australia.

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