Shell to implement over 15,000 Microsoft Windows 2000 desktops Worldwide using Citrix® MetaFrameTM Monday 5 March 2001 PDF Print World Leading Petrochemical Group Implements Major IT Initiative Using Citrix Application Server Software Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that Shell, one of the world's leading petrochemical conglomerates, is moving to a server-based computing model using Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) application server software. The Shell Group's strategic decision is part of the Shell Project GI-D (Group Infrastructure - Desktop), a major IT initiative designed to deploy a standardised desktop worldwide to over 80,000 clients. This implementation will use Citrix MetaFrame to provide access to mission-critical applications, including Microsoft Office, SAP, Oracle and in-house applications. Over 15,000 desktops will access applications via Citrix, enabling the company to extend the reach of its applications and command end-to-end gain of the system using MetaFrame's advanced management tools. "In the petrochemical industry it is not only essential to ensure the instant global availability of mission-critical applications but also to retain centralised IT management," said Johan Krebbers of Shell Group. "A Citrix technology infrastructure enables Shell to deploy standard applications worldwide instantly to thousands of desktops, without the expense of investing in substantial IT support resources. This in turn allows us to maximise our core business processes and to increase our productivity." Using MetaFrame, Shell can deploy core business applications to anywhere in the world regardless of the client device being used. The solution will help to unify the company's IT environment and bring its five different core businesses in line. Shell will be able to manage and deploy applications from a central point, ensuring predictability of cost across the entire IT infrastructure. Citrix Load Balancing Services will enable Shell to exercise control over the performance and management of the entire network. "Citrix is delighted to see another world-leading company standardising its application deployment on MetaFrame," commented Jane Rimmer, Marketing Director, Citrix Systems. "This implementation demonstrates the way in which MetaFrame complements Windows 2000, allowing enterprises to extend the reach of applications to a global user base while maintaining a centralised IT infrastructure." About Shell The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) has grown out of an alliance made in 1907 between the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company in The Netherlands and The Shell Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. in the UK (NYSE: RD and NYSE: SC). Today Shell has five core businesses: Exploration & Production, Oil Products, Chemicals, Downstream Gas & Power, and Renewables, and operates in over 140 countries around the world. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer "Digital Independence" - the ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wired, wireless and web. Citrix solutions enable organisations of all types, from major enterprises to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Citrix offerings, including MetaFrame application server software, NFuse application portal software, management products and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA), a core application server technology, have been widely adopted by the corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through value-added resellers, system integrators and OEM licensees, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Citrix is traded on The Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS and is part of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information, please visit the Citrix web site at http://www.citrix.com For Citrix Investors This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. 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