Today’s employees want the same end user experience at work that they’ve come to expect elsewhere. More than a third of workers worldwide say their jobs are harder than they should be because of dated technology, and an overwhelming majority want their workplace technology to perform as easily as their personal technology1. With work expanding to more environments—even on-site employees work away from desks 50-60% of the time2 —the need to power productivity from anywhere, at any time, is more acute than ever. With high-definition experience (HDX) technology powering Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, it’s easier than ever to provide a seamless experience.
Employees expect a lot from their virtual apps and desktops, with good reason. Marketers, designers, engineers and other teams regularly rely on graphics-intensive apps, and they need their technology to work seamlessly. But too often, sluggish application responsiveness and long load times cause interruptions, making it difficult to get work done. By delivering Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with HDX technology, you ensure employees will have a “just like local” app and desktop experience—whether they’re on local networks, mobile networks or high-latency wide-area networks. Cutting-edge display techniques adjust in real time to account for changing network conditions and provide consistently rich graphics.
The changing nature of work means today's teams are collaborating across a wide array of locations. One in four Americans now work remotely3, for instance, and an estimated 40% of employees are now independent contractors4. That means teams frequently collaborate on unified communications platforms, often over unreliable internet connections. This is why Citrix HDX technology is baked into every edition of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Citrix HDX technologies deliver crystal-clear app, voice and video performance on any device, even when working thousands of miles from the office. This ensures apps like Microsoft Teams and Zoom perform effortlessly from anywhere. Remote employees, offshore workers and contractors can rest assured they’ll have pixel-perfect renderings of their most graphics-intensive apps at all times.
With increasing shares of IT spending going toward cybersecurity5, you need a way to enhance the employee experience without breaking the bank. Thankfully, high definition doesn’t have to mean high cost. By creating a seamless experience with graphics-intense apps and desktops on low-cost endpoints, you can meet the needs of employees while staying well within your budget goals. Delivering virtual apps and desktops also allows for reduced costs in network bandwidth and CPU consumption for cloud hosted workloads. By deploying employee resources dynamically from the cloud, you can ensure high-definition resources are only running when users need them and reducing costs when not in use.
Different employees have different needs, and it’s imperative for your organization to meet them all. Whether you’re in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, engineering or another industry in between, many teams require specialized applications and desktops to get their jobs done. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service is optimized across verticals, with high-performing instances of EMR systems, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative, plus hundreds more, to ensure users have the right resources at all times. And with Citrix Analytics for Performance, admins can keep an eye on how these applications are performing through predictive monitoring. If a group of users is having a less-than-ideal experience, admins are notified and can take action quickly to reduce helpdesk costs and improve the IT experience.