To put it simply, people want the ability to work from anywhere; have the ability to use the device of their choice; and posess the ability to communicate with customer and colleagues in different locations; and they want this ability with an experience that is of the highest quality.
From remote access to collaboration to going social, Citrix has been providing organizations with the tools they need to build, manage and secure IT infrastructure that seamlessly delivers the apps, desktops, data and services that people want, on any device, over any network or cloud. And, our dedication to delivering these services is our number one priority.
The technologies we have built over the past two and a half decades are meeting our customers’ needs and helping them future proof their organizations. Specifically, our customers have told us that the technologies they have been using from Citrix for years are now enabling them to take the next step in their journey toward mobility. As part of this step, they tell us that their employees are transitioning from simple remote access needs to the ability to take their apps, data and collaboration tools with them wherever they are, on any device.
We believe that these technology empower our customers with a mobile workspace. A mobile workspace is a portable, always on, always connected working environment that follows an employee no matter where they go, no matter what device they chose to use, and no matter what connectivity they happen to be leveraging. From a technology standpoint, it unites virtualization, networking and cloud services to enable people the ability to be productive from anywhere.
Here’s why Citrix is the leader in delivering mobile workspaces:
- Application delivery – it’s in our DNA. XenApp is the most widely adopted and deployed app delivery solution. With over 300,000 customers, more than 100 million users, and customers of all sizes from 100 users to more than 100,000 users, Citrix delivers more business-critical Windows applications than any other solution. And that’s just the beginning. XenDesktop delivers Windows desktops and XenMobile delivers mobile, web, and SaaS apps to ensure that no critical application is ever inaccessible by a user. Looking at the analyst research, you will see they agree as IDC and Gartner named XenDesktop (which includes XenApp) and XenMobile as leaders in their markets, respectively.
- Data sharing and collaboration – it’s what employees need. As employees become more mobile, the ability to access their data and collaborate with colleagues from anywhere becomes critical. ShareFile provides a follow-me data solution that enables IT to deliver a robust data sharing and sync service. GoToMeeting makes it simple to meet online with colleagues and customers from anywhere. Again, both solutions are consistently top performers in their respective markets as shown by ShareFile receiving a “Strong Positive” by Gartner for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing and GoToMeeting receiving numerous awards in online meeting and web conferencing categories.
- Networking and Cloud – it’s what IT requires. As IT services move from the local datacenter to the cloud (private, public, or hybrid), IT must have the flexibility to host services in the most appropriate place and deliver them, with a great use experience, over any network. CloudPlatform delivers on this requirement with its unified cloud management platform that orchestrates and provisions apps, desktops and IT services from any cloud. This solution has hundreds of customer deployments to date. NetScaler ensures that regardless of where a service is hosted or where a user is, apps will be optimized and secured over any network. And NetScaler, like the other Citrix technologies, was placed in the leader’s quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.
I am excited about the transition our customers are making to mobile workspaces. I believe that our market leading products in core technology areas like desktop and app virtualization, mobility, networking, collaboration and cloud services will enable our customers mobilize their business and take advantage of the cloud better than they ever have in the past. And, we have our customers to thank as it is through their real-world, production deployments of all of our products that we have been able to identify the thousands of requirements needed to run the wide variety of Windows, mobile, and SaaS applications that businesses and users depend on.
Thank you and we look forward to helping in your transition to mobile workspaces.
About the author
Matthew Morgan is the vice president of corporate product marketing for Citrix. In this role, Mr. Morgan oversees global product marketing for all Citrix solutions. His background includes twenty years in enterprise software, including leading worldwide product marketing organizations for HP Software, Mercury Interactive, and Blueprint. Feel free to connect with him on LinkedIN or visit his personal blog.