CSP partner, Digicel Business, a tier-one telco provider with over 13 million customers across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific, launched Digicel “Desktop as a Service” in September 2013. Digicel Desktop as a Service is a scalable service that allows small businesses and local government entities to use a cloud-hosted desktop environment to deliver business applications, including Microsoft Office, across multiple devices. Customers can also control the security of their businesses’ information on employee mobile devices with mobile device management. Digicel Mobile Device Management enables completely secure access to any business application, using any device.“Digicel’s new Desktop as a Service offering enables businesses to go mobile and develop “bring your own device” programs without the need for large capital investments. We are the first regional telecommunications company outside of the U.S. to offer these services as part of the Citrix Service Provider program. This levels the playing field for small and medium-sized businesses across the Caribbean by providing them market-leading technology on an affordable and scalable basis,” said Tom Carson, CEO of Digicel Business. Arizona-based CSP partner, OneNeck, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE: TDS), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading enterprise managed hosting services provider. OneNeck is a Citrix Diamond partner. The company provides cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications for its customers, primarily in the retail, manufacturing and financial services sectors, including Regency Lighting, a lighting distribution company with 300 employees and seven U.S. locations. “OneNeck has been our technology provider for several years and we rely on their expertise to guide us through the right technology decisions. We chose a hosted desktop service from OneNeck in order to ease administration and deployment of desktops,” said Jesus V. Arriaga, vice president of IT, Regency Lighting. “The technology-based business solutions Citrix is providing to OneNeck through the CSP program helps us differentiate our hosted desktop service. OneNeck’s Desktop as a Service solution enables our customers to securely access their company data and resources on virtually any device, from anywhere, at any time. Essentially, all employee desktops are centrally provisioned which means our customers can enjoy cost savings and the ability to quickly adjust to changing business requirements,” said Chuck Vermillion, CEO of OneNeck.
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