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CONGRATULATIONS, TEAM! Stephanie Cox (center, holding award) stands with her IU team on the Citrix Synergy stage in Atlanta. They are, front row, left to right: Alexis Pruitt, Tomas Gregg, Stephanie Cox, Ellyn Pruitt, and Ceci Jones. Back row, left to right: Matt Link, Robert Henschel, Kyle Enlow, Kyle Kilgore (Citrix), and Sean Mahoney.

Indiana University wins 2019 Citrix Innovation Award

Institution leverages virtual applications and desktops to create flexible, inclusive environment where all learners can thrive

ATLANTA, Ga.—Indiana University earned the 2019 Citrix Innovation Award today at Citrix Synergy, the digital work conference taking place this week in Atlanta. IU earned the recognition for two accessibility tech projects that help students with disabilities: IUanyWare AT Desktop for Accessible Applications and a virtual desktop for speech and hearing sciences.

“We are so honored to accept the Citrix Innovation Award for 2019,” said Stephanie Cox, manager of IU virtualization services. “Our four-person team works really hard every day to deliver a world-class virtual platform that we call IUanyWare.”

A long-standing partnership
A long-standing partnership

Kyle Kilgore of Citrix and IU's Stephanie Cox pose with the award at the Citrix Synergy Conference. Kilgore and Cox have worked together for 17 years on virtualization projects.

IUanyWare is IU’s award-winning cloud software service that makes it easy for students, faculty, and staff to use a web browser or mobile app to run IU-licensed software applications without having to install them on their computer or mobile device. This is a process known as virtualization, and Citrix is IU’s virtualization partner. Every year, Citrix selects three customers it believes are using its technology in innovative ways to reimagine IT, drive business growth, and create new ways for working.

We are so honored to accept the Citrix Innovation Award for 2019. Our four-person team works really hard every day to deliver a world-class virtual platform that we call IUanyWare.

Stephanie Cox, manager of IU virtualization services.

“Being recognized today for our innovation in delivering accessible desktops and empowering all students at IU is very meaningful for our university,” said Matt Link, IU associate vice president of research technologies. “After all, our mission is to enable everyone—regardless of ability—to use our resources.”

There were more than 1,000 submissions for the 2019 Citrix Innovation Award. IU was one of three global finalists, alongside Schroders, a global asset manager based in the United Kingdom, and ZF, a global tech company based in Germany. The winner was determined by popular vote and input from a judge’s panel of IT industry professionals at the Citrix Synergy conference.

Watch the video about IUanyWare AT Desktop>>

Read Citrix’s announcement of the winners>>