Citrix offers many innovative services, each of which add great value to the enterprise. What if you could “connect” multiple Citrix services together so that they could work in concert?

For instance, what if you could add a task in Podio and send an SMS message if a colleague approves or e-signs a ShareFile document? What if you could spin-up a XenDesktop session upon entering your office’s lobby in the morning? What if you could block an IP address on NetScaler, open a trouble ticket, and send an SMS message if a cyber threat is detected by Splunk (read more)?

Citrix’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Octoblu, helps enterprise users automate workflows by connecting Citrix services (and hundreds of other third-party services, beacons, smart devices, and wearable devices) together. Octoblu can send thousands of messages or orchestrate many automations simultaneously based on a single event. Events can be received by Octoblu via on-demand webhooks, real-time data streams, polling intervals, scheduled checks, or even tweets, texts, or email messages.

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Citrix will be playing a featured role in the HPE Smart Digital Collaboration Space (a.k.a. “The Cube”) at Citrix Synergy. This immersive demo, built by Citrix, HP Technology Services and Aruba, will show how our Octoblu IoT workflow engine helps promote creativity and productivity across both physical and digital spaces. You won’t want to miss it!


Here’s what visitors to The Cube will experience: when you walk into the glass cube, it welcomes you by name as the Phillips Hue LED lighting changes from green to red. Next, the screen on a door-mounted HP tablet turns from available to occupied and lists the attendees inside the cube by name, HP Surface PCs connect to Skype for Business, Samsung TVs fire up and your session goes live. As your meeting comes to an end, The Cube tweets a selfie and emails you the image as a souvenir, and then resets itself for the next group.

Calling this demo a seamless, automated user experience doesn’t do it justice—imagine physical and digital spaces that respond intelligently to the needs of the people within them to inspire creativity, productivity and engagement.

We hope that you can join us in person at Citrix Synergy May 24-26 in Las Vegas to experience the HPE Smart Digital Collaboration Space demo in person!

In the meantime, stay tuned for more posts demonstrating how Citrix Octoblu can automate workflows involving XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, StoreFront, ShareFile, RightSignature, Director and NetScaler! In the mean time, please feel free to signup for Octoblu services and start automating your business processes today!

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