Global Excellence 2021

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2021 135 Acquisi International - Issue 4 2021 19 Anyplace Can Be A Workspace With Awingu Since its establishment, Awingu has developed software to simplify enterprise mobility and liberate legacy applications. Having recently found success in Acquisition International’s 2021 Global Excellence Awards, we got in touch with Water Van Uytven (CEO) to find out more about the leading challengers in digital workplace solutions. n times where the friction between IT departments and the end users has never been bigger, Awingu is dedicated to closing that gap by offering its technological solutions. Going into further detail, Walter begins by providing us with a brief overview of the firm and offers more insight into its clientele. “Here at Awingu, we develop a unified workspace that provides highly secure, controlled and audited access to all company files and web/SaaS applications in a browser-based workspace. Companies across the globe and in virtually every industry use and manage a digital workplace to work from home or on the road.” “Additionally, there are three core values that define our product vision and roadmap which includes access, security, and simplicity. In a world where everyone is increasingly working remotely, we provide access to all the applications and files needed. Simply open a browser on any device that’s connected to the internet of your choosing, and you’re good to go. For security, we put enabling a highly secure access at the top of our priority list. IT data breaches increase year upon year, which is why we operate from a “Zero Trust” philosophy standpoint. Working within a browser context also ensures that no local data is stored on the device. “Alongside this, the digital workplace comes with a variety of security features. With the digital world becoming increasingly complex, both for end-users and administrators, our user-centric approach tries to keep everything as simple as possible. Take any device, open a browser, log in to your workspace and you are good to work as if you were at the office, nothing needs to be installed whatsoever. For admins too, our all-in-one turnkey solution is set up in only a fraction of the time it takes to configure the complex setups of competing solutions with all the same benefits.” Across the globe, Awingu are in direct competition with several other specialists in digital workplace solutions. However, as Walter goes on to explain, its affordability and simplicity has enabled the firm to outclass the competition and experience exponential and rapid growth. “Awingu’s digital workplace is, among many other use-cases, used to replace a competing solution, such as Citrix. Customers generally I value our pricing with TCO savings up to 72% and straightforwardness with a single turnkey solution used instead of multiple components.” Since the company’s inception, all team members have played a vital role in the success of the firm. When discussing the internal culture, Walter is keen to highlight the significant role the team has played in ensuring that the firm is not only able to meet the requirements set by clients, but also exceed their expectations. “With our solution developed 100% in-house, the team has always paid very close attention to customer feedback. Additionally, our commercial team supports and encourages dozens of IT distributors and resellers across the globe in making remote work available for their customers.” Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, Awingu have still managed to prosper during these difficult and uncertain times, as Walter points out. “As a company that develops and sells a solution to work from home, the pandemic has impacted our business in a positive way with our revenue tripling. Furthermore, market research by both ourselves and analyst companies has shown that remote working is here to stay once the pandemic is over, so we’ll likely evolve towards an equilibrium of home and office work sustaining the need for digital workplace solutions such as Awingu.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, Walter reveals some of the goals and exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the team at Awingu in the years to come. “Every year, we launch several updates of our digital workspace which is based on extensive customer feedback and industry analysis. Moving forward, our primary goal is to continue the path of rapid growth that we’re on right now, and help businesses get access to affordable and secure solutions for a work-from-home environment.” Company: Awingu Email: Website: Feb21209