Founded in 1999, items GmbH is an IT service provider for municipal utilities and public transport. Its services range from consulting on the introduction of IT and application services to the takeover of business processes. The company often acts as an external IT department of municipal facilities. Across five locations 280 employees serve more than 60 public institutions, such as public utilities and transport companies from all over Germany.
Despite increased digitization and an explosion of data, many public sector organizations still use cumbersome FTP servers for data transmission that do not meet the security requirements of enterprises. items wanted to provide its customers with a secure tool that would give them control over their data. This would include the ability to store data centrally but for it to be accessed by multiple devices. In addition, the solution should meet the German administrations’ stringent data protection requirements and it required an intuitive and modern interface.
items already used Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp and NetScaler for customer virtualization services and made intensive use of the video conferencing solution GoToMeeting and the remote support application GoToAssist.
When exchanging data sets, items has confidence in Citrix. In ShareFile, items found a tailor-made cloud-based product that enjoys great popularity due to its ease of use. Another plus are the Storage Zones - the option to save files on the domestic server.
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