In traditional business environments, workers suffer from productivity loss in many ways, including downtime during PC refreshes, patches and updates, or simply when they are away from the office. Application and desktop virtualization centralizes apps and desktops in the datacenter, rather than on local devices. This allows IT to deliver apps and desktops to users on demand, to any device, anywhere.
Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast addresses worker and business computing needs
Mobilize Windows apps on tablets and other mobile devices
Tablets are rapidly gaining popularity in the enterprise, enabling convenient mobile productivity for all types of users, from engineers to doctors to salespeople. However, Windows-based apps are typically optimized for a full-size screen and rely on right-click inputs for full functionality. For tablets to fulfill their potential, they need to be able to provide the full functionality of these apps through touch-screen inputs that yield a satisfying user experience. With XenDesktop, it all works the way it should.
Enable designers and engineers by virtualizing 3D professional graphics apps
Design firms and manufacturing companies need to accelerate time to market by enabling global collaboration. Sharing large design files via FTP, email and similar ad hoc methods has become impractical and risky, and fails to reflect changes in real-time. You must be able to support high-end designers and 3D professional graphics app engineers, while providing cost effective support to 3D data viewers and editors.
Ensure secure access to virtual desktops and apps for contractors and partners
Contractors, partners and other third-party contingent workers need access to your apps and data to be productive. However, there are security concerns with allowing non-employees onto your network and cost concerns with supporting a large fleet of loaner laptops. Mitigate these concerns by providing contingent workers access to virtual desktops and apps using thin clients or their own laptops, without having to join your network.
Large-scale call centers can pose significant operational challenges, such as maintaining adequate staffing for peak periods while at the same time enabling the overprovisioning of PCs and office real estate for the less busy times. Solve these challenges with technologies that allow you to enable dozens, hundreds or even thousands of call center operators to work onsite or remotely on a schedule tailored to actual demand without needing office space and equipment sized for peak times.
Reduce PC refresh cost
Traditional, costly PC refresh cycles are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Instead of having to replace computers every three years or so, you can extend their useful lifetimes by using technology that shifts processing to the datacenter. Existing PCs can also be replaced with inexpensive thin clients to reduce both capital and operating expenses.
Businesses struggle with Windows XP migration because delivering legacy and incompatible applications to the new OS is time consuming and desktop hardware upgrades are costly. Enable your business to not only successfully migrate off of Windows XP, but quickly and easily achieve the secure, mobile-enabled and cost-efficient computing environment you require.
Virtualize corporate laptops – online and offline
Corporate laptops pose significant challenges for IT. As people move on and off the corporate network, you must ensure that all virtual laptop updates and patches are applied, that data is being backed up and that devices are supported wherever they are.
Support remote and branch workers
Mobile employees and those working in branch locations need access to apps, desktops and data without opening security holes in your corporate network. You must enable these employees to connect over any local Internet provider—without the need for costly leased lines—and gain remote access to everything their work requires.
Embrace BYO laptops and tablets
Consumer devices are flowing into every organization as users seek the freedom to work their way. It is too late to bar executives, salespeople, and other high-value employees from using the devices of their choice, so you must find a way to deal with the BYOD that already exists in your environment without increasing risk.