Macawber Beekay Pvt. Increases Remote Accessibility with Parallels RAS

About Macawber Beekay Limited

The Challenge

Macawber Beekay prides itself on offering turnkey solutions to reduce environmental pollution and conserve energy. With more than 1,500 employees, Macawber was looking for a remote solution that enables a distributed workforce to easily and conveniently access applications and desktops from anywhere.

Macawber had originally chosen to use Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) but found it complicated to set up and maintain, and frustrating to use due to its limited functionality. IT admins were forced to learn the server IP address and login credentials for every remote machine they needed to connect to. All this red tape was a non-starter for Macawber. The level of technical savvy required to conduct business as usual was stressful to many of the remote employees who needed the help most. Macawber decided to use this challenging experience as an opportunity to find a better solution.

The Solution

After reviewing the top application management and VDI solutions, Macawber decided to go with Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS). Parallels RAS is a best-in-class solution that is easy to install and maintain. It is flexible enough to host enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, HR software, and custom in-house applications while being powerful enough to host manufacturing and engineering software. Macawber’s clients were especially pleased to see that Parallels RAS can host processing heavy AutoCAD (computer-aided design) software. Unlike the frustrations of Microsoft RDS, automatic load balancing is a standard feature of Parallels RAS. This, along with application hosting and data security are what Macawber appreciates most about Parallels RAS.

Parallels RAS builds on Microsoft RDS functionality to deliver a comprehensive and cost-effective solution. Historically, administrators had to install and configure several different software components to build a complete solution. In contrast, Parallels RAS comes fully loaded out of the box, ready to provide a secure work environment from anywhere, and with granular control over application publishing.

“Parallels RAS has helped us continue business during the COVID-19 situation and has redefined the way ‘work from anywhere’ can be implemented in our organization. By providing the security standards and granular controls along with ease of deployment, Parallels RAS has been a fabulous, cost-effective solution.”

Santosh Pal, Sr. Support Executive, Macawber Beekay Limited

The Results

The IT team at Macawber Beekay has been very pleased with the simplicity of deployment and the ease of use of Parallels RAS. They have increased remote accessibility for workers while improving data security with features like multi-factor authentication. Macawber has overcome the primary challenges associated with complete security of intellectual property and now supports Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Macawber has been able to implement a choose your own device (CYOD) policy, enabling employees to securely access applications and desktops from any location on the device of their choice.

Macawber is very pleased with their decision to upgrade. The out-of-the-box simplification of processes and superior load management have saved countless hours. Overall, the Parallels virtual application solution has reduced IT challenges and enabled Macawber to focus on its goals of reducing pollution and serving the power industry.

About Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions, enabling businesses and individuals to access and use the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers leverage the best technology available, whether it’s Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android or the cloud.

The company’s solution portfolio includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables users to work remotely from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

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