FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coretek Services, an industry-leading IT consulting firm and systems integrator, is pleased to announce being chosen as the 2018 Winner of the Citrix Global Innovation Award for Partners. 

Coretek is being recognized for their work at west Michigan customer, Wolverine Worldwide. Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel distributors, providing marketing and licensing for iconic brands including Merrell, Keds, Sperry, and more. Working with Citrix and Microsoft, Coretek developed a global solution for virtualized 3-D applications hosted in Azure that helps Wolverine accelerate time to market for new consumer products.

Wolverine Worldwide was looking for a way to use more technology to create a holistic transformation of the company. Today, one in every four pairs of shoes is bought online. Wolverine’s digital transformation was intended to make sure that the company could serve its customer expectations for speed and selection in this new world order.

Enabling global product development designers to work together more efficiently was a key component of the implementation. Wolverine had a 3D on-premises application that was used for 3D modeling for 15 people in the U.S. headquarters. As other locations adopted this application, an on-premises solution would no longer work for its global locations in London and Asia because of network limitations. Coretek introduced a Citrix secure digital workspace solution in Microsoft Azure that used XenApp with HDX technology along with NetScaler. Coretek took Wolverine from architectural design to implementation and rollout in eight weeks, giving them a fluid and efficient end-user experience that allowed designers to collaborate more efficiently worldwide. The traditional process took 425 days from idea to having a shoe in a consumer’s hands. By using the Citrix technology, Wolverine can now do that same process in 140 days.

In recognition of the successful work that they’ve done with Wolverine Worldwide, Coretek has been selected as the winner of the fifth annual Citrix Innovation Award for Partners. This award recognizes visionary Citrix partners who are powering a better way to work by delivering the experience, security and choice people need to unlock innovation and be productive anytime, anywhere.


Dee Slater, Chief Information Officer, Wolverine Worldwide

«With the cloud, I sleep better at night. When we have cloud-based technology, whether it’s our team in Asia, Europe, or our teams here in the US, we know we are going to service the business needs because Coretek and Citrix have an army of people behind it. We’re confident with Citrix as our partner that they’ll continue investing in this technology to make it faster and more scalable than it is today.»

Ron Lisch, Chief Executive Officer, Coretek Services

«Wolverine Worldwide partnered with us to move traditional processes into the cloud. We were able to create this new infrastructure within only eight weeks start to finish. We re-architected to optimize the power of Citrix with HDX technology along with Citrix NetScaler and Microsoft Azure. As a result, Wolverine is experiencing increased time-to-market efficiencies.»

About Coretek Services

Coretek Services is a Global Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions. Coretek works with clients to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements. The solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, and infrastructure consulting and project management. Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No Exceptions! For more information, visit

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Ron Lisch, CEO Coretek

Dee Slater, CIO Wolverine Worldwide

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