See How Washington Trust Bank Improves Cybersecurity, Reduces Costs & Delivers Better Experiences with VMware Horizon VDI

Nov 8, 2016
Amyn Jivani


Amyn is a senior product marketing manager for VMware End-User Computing (EUC).

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horizon-vdi-vs-citrix-washington-trust-bankWashington Trust Bank wanted the best VDI platform to improve cybersecurity, reduce costs and deliver better experiences, so they evaluated both Citrix and VMware. They chose VMware.

Imagine for a moment a group of managers sitting in a meeting, using your IT team’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to plan your business’ strategy. Today at Washington Trust Bank, this represents the new way forward.

Departments across the company embraced VMware Horizon as a strategic platform to serve their customers better. As Washington Trust went through the buying process, Horizon was chosen as the best platform over Citrix’s competing solution. VMware’s industry-leading VDI solution enabled them to focus on leveraging the digital workspace as a game-changer.

Please watch the video below to see how choosing Horizon VDI changed the way Washington Trust operates and improves customer experience:

Learn how to easily make the switch from Citrix to Horizon with VMware’s Safe Passage program. Simply click here.

Driving Increased Flexibility & Employee Productivity

IDC predicts that by 2020, the U.S. mobile worker population will reach 105.4 million workers, idc-vcc-marketscape-vmware-horizon-vdirepresenting nearly three-quarters of the U.S. workforce. The digital workspace is no longer just the latest IT trend, but a real need that companies of all sizes must address and embrace. While CapEx and OpEx cost savings have historically been drivers, embracing next-gen platforms like Horizon boosts productivity by enabling employees to securely work from any device anywhere and at any time.

Washington Trust Bank recognized the challenges of a large workforce using multiple devices across 40-plus offices. The IT team also recognized the opportunity to improve delivery and enable mobility. By implementing Horizon, Washington Trust reaped the benefits of:

  • Lower OpEx and CapEx;
  • Increased security and compliance with data now residing within the data center;
  • Opportunities for recruitment and retention;
  • Productivity gains and increased mobility; and
  • Improved customer service with access to data and applications from any device at any branch.

Washington Trust is now looking to fully embrace VMware’s full suite of digital workspace solutions by implementing mobile device management (MDM) from VMware AirWatch. This is a game-changer for Washington Trust. By partnering with VMware, they can now take advantage of a broad portfolio of end-user computing (EUC) solutions—something Citrix cannot offer.

Related: Bringing Identity Management into the Mix

VMware Identity Manager and VMware Workspace ONE extend your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless single-sign-on (SSO) experience to web, mobile, SaaS and legacy applications. A single login provides your users with access to:

  • VMware Horizon View desktops in Horizon 7;
  • Horizon-hosted applications; and
  • Web & SaaS applications.

Firms like Washington Trust want to partner with industry leaders like VMware to embrace the latest technologies as business drivers evolve. They want IT to focus on more than just cost savings. We are proud to work with Washington Trust to deliver the end-to-end benefits of the digital workspace.

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