Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of the hottest topics in IT industry and a dream for many organizations. Especially in times when the market share for tablets like the iPad is growing faster than for traditional PCs, people demand such solutions.

With latest releases of XenDesktop, XenApp, CloudGateway and of course Citrix Receiver for all major platforms like Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, Citrix has made this dream come true.

Just install Citrix Receiver on the client device, connect to CloudGateway, and you’re done – just start working from any device, anywhere.

And in the datacenter? Just install XenDesktop or XenApp from the installation media and let your users connect? Well…Stop! In order to make your BYOD program a successful story, a solid architectural design is the key to success!

There are lots of things to consider prior to deploying BYOD and maybe you have been asking yourself questions like:

How can I secure my applications and my data?
Which policy settings should I configure?
What about printing, multimedia and Flash?
How do I provide my apps and desktops with a “touch-friendly” interface?

Citrix Consulting has been working on numerous architectural designs with customers all around the world designing such environments, but with one clear goal: User Experience should be as good as or better than today’s traditional method. Learn about how to create a foundational, modular architecture which is in accordance with the latest Citrix Consulting Best Practices.

Join us at Citrix Synergy 2012 in Barcelona where my colleague Dimitrios Samorgiannidis and I are co-hosting the session SYN122 – Design best practices: transform your desktops and apps for BYOD.

See you in Barcelona!

Martin Latteier
Consulting Services, Central Europe