South Tyneside-based Howell Technology Group (HTG) has received the Citrix Virtualisation Specialist designation, joining only thirteen companies in the UK who hold this status. Citrix Specialized Partners can deliver faster time to value; offer verified expert guidance and new technologies; resell Citrix solutions; and provide consulting, design and implementation assistance, as well as maintenance.
Partners who achieve a specialist designation have been rigorously vetted to join an elite group of companies with demonstrated success and the highest level of experience and expertise in Citrix solutions and services.
Citrix works with its partner community to help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments.
Established in 2005, HTG is a customer-focused boutique IT consultancy that offers a range of disruptive digital technology solutions utilising best in breed products. This encompasses workspaces, application containers, cloud solutions, virtualisation, networking, IT security and professional services.
The company, which has been a Citrix Solution Advisor for three years, also boasts over 50 Citrix certifications and is a Citrix Service Provider (CSP) and Citrix Specialized Partner.
To become a Citrix Virtualisation Specialist, HTG had to demonstrate technical competency, end-to-end sales capabilities and skills in a range of specialist categories including executing installation and configuration of the Citrix products.
HTG also undertook the Citrix Specialist Practicum which provided a hands-on method to test the company’s design and delivery skills and ability to adapt to changes within the IT environment.
Kevin Howell, managing director at HTG, said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded Citrix Virtualisation Specialist status. To be one of only 14 companies in the UK who hold this title, and the only one within 75 miles of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a huge accomplishment and a testament to the expertise within our team.
“We are proud partners and champions of Citrix, as the leading technologies it offers are ideally suited to the cloud-based, transformation projects we are renowned for providing our clients. This accolade is just one example of how we currently, and will continue, to invest in Citrix.
“We pride ourselves on our industry expertise and the service we provide our customers. Being a Specialist Partner further cements our ability to deliver the highest level of technical knowledge and best value to our customers, with the aim of enhancing their business growth, return on investment and efficiency.”
Craig Stilwell, vice president - worldwide partner sales at Citrix, said: “Becoming a Citrix Virtualisation Specialist is no easy feat – HTG clearly demonstrates their expertise and their commitment to providing customers with secure digital workspaces. Our partners are critical to our business and we value the commitment HTG has made to their partnership with Citrix. We look forward to continuing fueling customer success together.”
The announcement comes at a time of growth for HTG as it has recently completed its largest ever contract which included assisting the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) with a desktop transformation project.