Over 30 years ago Citrix was founded on a core principle: Make the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access. Anywhere. At any time. And on any device or network.
We have always believed that technology should be a great liberator and we empower people to work anywhere and at anytime. We provide IT the peace of mind that critical systems will always be accessible and secure.
At Citrix, we aim to power a world where every person, every organization, and everything is connected. A place where all business is digital. Where organizations everywhere use Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data to invent new business models and rethink the ways we work and live. We want a world where our customers are free to make the unimaginable possible.
A member of the security team at Citrix was impressed by some cloud computing work completed in the Technical Operations group. He began searching for ways of bringing these capabilities to his engineers. He sought to expand his group’s understanding of Cloud technology so they could build new products more independently.
This engineering manager reviewed a number of available products before discovering the Cloud Academy 7-day free trial subscription. He was intrigued by the full access to all Cloud Academy products and resources within the free trial.
The Technical Operations team previously experimented with several learning solutions before embracing Cloud Academy. One program focused exclusively on certification preparation but lacked real-world situations. The other option they tried involved instructor lead, personalized training. Because the Technical Operations group employs members on three continents, in-person training proved a logistical nightmare.
Cloud technologies evolve rapidly. Partnering with Cloud Academy allows for continuous learning in an on-going 24 hour environment.
The ultimate goal of cloud training is radically raising the average internal organizational Cloud IQ and grasping the advantages offered by the seismic shift to distributed computing.
Citrix needed a learning solution that would enable internal IT professionals to make real career changes within Citrix. Internal developers must transition to understanding and using cloud technologies in their jobs, and employing Cloud Academy allows this to happen without disruption to core business operations.
Partnering with Cloud Academy for training removed roadblocks by offering defined learning paths. Cloud Academy Learning Paths direct employees through a focus area, allowing them to begin a long journey pointing in the optimal direction.
Citrix requires continuous professional development for multiple distributed teams and Cloud Academy offered a cost-effective partnership. Ongoing professional development runs in two directions.