SOURCE: Awingu

July 14, 2015 11:00 ET

Awingu Delivers Legacy Software to the Cloud on Microsoft Azure

New Workspace Aggregator Breaks Barrier to Enterprise IT Mobility by Enabling Access to Legacy Apps From Any Device, Anywhere

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - Awingu, a developer of innovative workspace aggregator software, today announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference it has collaborated with Microsoft Azure* to break the barrier of Enterprise IT mobility by enabling access to all legacy applications from any device, operating system or browser -- anywhere. Awingu® workspace aggregator software provides a central workspace that requires no configuration or software installation on the mobile device itself, and works out-of-the box for a simple, affordable solution for BYOD and mobility trends in the workplace with the help of Azure.

"Historically, it's been too costly or difficult to migrate legacy applications to the cloud; this has been the core barrier that prevents companies from fully migrating to a cloud platform," said Dirk Thomaere, Vice President and COO, Awingu Inc., a Belgium company who recently entered the USA. "Many companies still benefit from legacy in-house applications like AS/400*, but they also see the value of moving to a cloud-based platform to empower a mobile workforce. Awingu's central workspace addresses all these issues in a simple way while allowing IT assets to be centrally managed with improved security."

According to a Pew Research Survey, more than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults aged 18 to 34) who increasingly desire to use their personal devices on the job. While companies acknowledge this trend, the reality is software and computing tools haven't evolved at the same pace. Awingu's central workspace addresses this growing gap and provides a concrete solution to BYOD by giving users security-enhanced access to files and apps from any mobile device running on any operating system. The only thing needed is an internet-connection and an HTML browser.

"Awingu's user-friendliness is key for easy and fast deployment of a central workspace, which will empower company employees and contractors to work in new ways, both on-premises and in the cloud," said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. "Azure offers the same important advantage, and we are pleased that with Awingu's use of Azure, the central workspace solution will address a real market need and be supported and distributed by a strong network of Certified Partners."

Awingu is based on a "per concurrent user" licensing model where customers choose between a perpetual license and a subscription. For example, a subscription is $7 per month for each user and the first line of support and warranty is through a network of Awingu Certified Partners.

Awingu can offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than its competitors due to better price/quality ratio on several elements, including: licensing costs, simplified installation and maintenance, minimal training for end-users due to its intuitive platform, and less investment in new hardware since Awingu simply needs a browser. For more pricing information visit: http://www.awingu.com/pricelist/. To view the Awingu workspace aggregator demo see http://www.awingu.com/product/.

About Awingu
Awingu develops innovative workspace aggregator software to simplify the mobilization of enterprise IT resources and legacy applications. Awingu software, a unified cloud platform solution, allows IT assets to be centrally managed while giving secure access to files and applications via a browser to any device, anywhere. Our web-based central workspace requires no configuration of software installation on the client itself, and works out-of-the box to address mass mobility and BYOD trends in the workplace. Awingu is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium with offices in the USA. Learn more at www.awingu.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Awingu® is a trademark of Awingu NV and Awingu Inc. in Belgium and the United States, respectively.
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