Burwood Group: Secure, Cloud-Driven Strategies for the Digital Workplace

Joanna Robinson, Senior Vice President of Technology
There’s no denying it, the IT industry is in the midst of a cloud transformation. The benefits of a cloud-first strategy are becoming increasingly clear, from increased speed and flexibility to enhanced security capabilities. But what may be less obvious is the best way to tap into those cloud advantages. Citrix Platinum Solution Advisor and 2017 SMB Partner of the Year, Burwood Group, addresses these issues with its deep technical capabilities and caters to the rising need for security and accessibility today’s virtual workspace demands. According to Joanna Robinson, SVP of Technology, Burwood Group, “We believe it is critical for CIOs to leverage cloud to create a comprehensive workforce strategy, and this must go hand-in-hand with the development of a holistic, preventative security program.”

From cybersecurity risks, to leveraging cloud, to evaluating new consumption models, today’s CIO faces countless risks, choices, and considerations. At Burwood, Citrix solutions often play a role when the firm develops end user computing strategies, cloud migration strategies, or designs software-defined infrastructure for its clients. To help IT teams move from labor-intensive, custom-built environments to rules-based, automated deployment and management processes, Burwood pairs existing IT investments with automation solutions and overarching cloud management to create a cloud-ready, agile infrastructure environment. Burwood combines Citrix’s best practices with its own internally developed best practices and procedures to achieve the best possible customer outcomes.

Acknowledging the trend towards workplace collaboration, Burwood is, “leveraging the cloud and software-defined networking to enable today’s workforce to function more effectively both within and outside the branch office,” says Dan Speck, VP of Technology Research & Development, Burwood Group. The Burwood innovation labs and RnD component constantly monitor market trends and enquire about the shortcomings of the end user’s environment. Burwood also specializes in developing and implementing custom training and change management initiatives that maximize technology investments and facilitate better retention, engagement, and productivity—a strategic differentiator that clients find extremely valuable.

Recently, Burwood helped a non-profit community healthcare organization in their mission to improve the quality of patient care and experience.

We combine Citrix’s best practices with our own internally developed best practices and procedures to achieve best outcomes for our customers

Burwood deployed the robust, scalable, reliable, and cloud-ready approach of Citrix NetScaler SD WAN solution to effectively and economically ensure the performance and availability of mission-critical applications. The solution reduced the risk of outages, provided data security, and increased the productivity of physicians and nurses, without increasing the administrative burden on IT. The implementation of HIPAA compliant Citrix ShareFile solution is also underway to allow secure access to files from any device.

2017 was a transformational year for Burwood Group. With cloud consumption revolutionizing business models across industries, the firm responded by hiring Chris Pond, President of the newly-branded Burwood Cloud Services. In addition to celebrating its 20th anniversary, Burwood also doubled in total headcount and expanded into new markets in New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Utah. They were named to the 2017 National Winner for the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for list, 100 Best Workplaces by Fortune.com, and Inc Magazine’s list of 2017 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Burwood Group bridges the gap between business strategy and technology to provide smarter solutions that deliver better business outcomes to local, national, and international clients. The firm serves sectors such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, higher education, and the government. Since its inception in 1997, Burwood has grown organically without any M&A— maintaining its workplace culture and technological standards of excellence.

The firm is excited about further developing its cloud portfolio with new offerings around the net forward desktop and SD WAN as-a-service. “Our opportunistic approach to growing our footprint has served us well over the last 20 years, and we are excited to tackle the next 20,” concludes Joanna with steadfast determination.

Burwood Group

Joanna Robinson, Senior Vice President of Technology and Dan Speck, VP of Technology, Research & Development

Provides smarter solutions that deliver better outcomes to local, national, and international clients by bridging the gap between business strategy and technology