Empower your mobile workforce with secure application delivery

Mobile devices have given people the freedom to work anywhere, but they’ve also created complications for IT teams. Learn how to keep your company’s vital information secure while still providing the flexibility demanded by today’s business requirements.

Mobile devices have given people the freedom to work anywhere, at any time, but they’ve also created complications for IT teams. Before, IT could simply deploy enterprise applications on desktop computers and users had everything they needed to get the job done. Now mobile devices are a must-have tool for information workers, and team productivity depends on the ability to provide seamless access across multiple platforms and locations.

So how do you keep your company’s vital information secure while still providing the flexibility demanded by today’s business requirements? It’s all about understanding the applications. Old-school enterprise (Windows) applications still play a vital role in many organizations, but web apps and enterprise mobile apps have moved closer to center stage in recent years as companies look for solutions they can adapt to their employees’ work styles.

  • Web apps run in a web browser or are created in a browser-supported programming language. This allows IT administrators to update and maintain them without distributing or installing software to each device individually. Popular web apps include SalesForce.com and Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
  • Enterprise mobile apps are designed specifically to run on tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. Enterprise mobile apps typically offer narrowly defined functionality and give users quick access to popular functions. Web apps, mobilized Windows apps and native mobile apps are all forms of enterprise mobile apps.
  • Traditional enterprise applications are built for a Windows operating system. They support a variety of processes and use cases and provide broad functionality − allowing for interactions with data sets much larger than most enterprise mobile apps can handle. Traditional enterprise apps are typically large, mission-critical applications that drive businesses, such as SAP or Siebel.

The enhanced freedom provided by workforce mobility is not without challenges. Managing, securing and deploying the apps people need to get work done is a complex task. Citrix Workspace Suite helps your organization address the broader requirements demanded by today’s mobile workforce, so you can empower people without compromising security.

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