Thermax chose Citrix XenDesktop instead of going for a complete IT infrastructure upgrade. Post deployment of the Citrix solution, the organization is now BYOD ready.
Anil Nadkarni, CIO, says that the anytime, anywhere access has enormously improved the company’s decision-making. Besides flexibility, Citrix XenDesktop has also given them the advantage of managing data centrally, thereby empowering them with enhanced security and control.
Thermax has been growing steadily. The company has five manufacturing facilities in India and four abroad. The company’s legacy IT infrastructure was becoming a hindrance to their growth but replacing 1000-1500 traditional desktops seemed to be too cumbersome.
Being an engineering company, there was a major concern for managing the data centrally, protecting the confidentiality of “intellectual property” (IP) documents that included engineering drawings and avoiding quotation leaks. These factors made the company opt for the Citrix XenDesktop solution.
The Citrix XenDesktop solution was rolled out at Thermax’s manufacturing facilities in Pune and Baroda. Thermax has already migrated 800 users onto the new solution and plans to cover 1,000 more employees over the next 5 to 6 months.
Thermax has made all the non-engineering applications such as ERP, eMail, instant messaging and HR application available through Citrix XenDesktop.
Thermax registered operating revenue of Rs 1,047 crore for the third quarter of financial year 2012-13, lower by 18 percent compared to Rs 1,269 crore for the corresponding period last year.
Last year, the company won a Rs 503 crore EPC order from a leading Government of India Enterprise for setting up a captive power plant for its new 3 million ton per annum integrated steel plant in Central India.