Is it real or remote … who cares ? The enhancements included in XenDesktop 5.5 , XenApp 6.5 and HDX along with the Citrix Receiver for mobile devices has made the gap between a local native app experience and a remote hosted app even smaller. As long as there is a network connection available a mobile user can open and edit a document, or process a corporate workflow from where ever they are. Citrix Receiver incorporates the native features of each platform so things like multi-touch, zoom, pinch and gestures work just as native. Going well beyond the basic functions of alternative solutions, things like swiping through a powerpoint deck both ways… just works… Also a full screen touchpad feature is included which provides an offset magnified mouse pointer for making it easy to click on small features and links.
Most companies are now challenged with the high expectation of mobile users while dealing with security constraints and support of multiple mobile platforms. XenDesktop offers a safe alternative to expense native mobile development on multiple platforms.
Citrix provides apps like DocFinder and secure XenApp hosted email ( tech preview ) as well as guidance for companies looking to mobilize their applications safely and cost effectively.
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