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Benefits for primary and secondary (K-12) schools

Citrix solutions for primary and secondary schools help IT teams provide educational resources and activities to students, faculty and staff; operate more efficiently; and manage resources more effectively. Citrix solutions allow elementary, middle and high schools to enhance the learning experience and increase student achievement.

Primary and secondary schools can:

Citrix solutions provide students, faculty and staff with a personalized desktop and application experience at school or at home, providing ease-of-use and increased productivity to heighten effectiveness and improve grades.

Citrix technology extends the life of PCs and other classroom devices by running desktops and applications on a centralized server instead of on the individual devices. Schools can use existing, even legacy, devices in the classroom until their end-of-life instead of when the device is no longer supported by the latest operating systems and applications. This provides significant cost savings by minimizing the frequency of device replacement.

Citrix solutions protect resources by storing them centrally, where they are managed directly by IT, instead of on user devices. During user sessions, only keystrokes, mouse clicks and screen refreshes traverse the network. Encryption protects what little data is transmitted and allows users to safely use the Internet like a virtual private network for secure delivery of applications.

Citrix solutions address both simple interruptions due to system upgrades or local power outages and significant outages due to natural or man-made disasters. Server processing and utilization is easily balanced across multiple server farms at one or more datacenters. During an interruption, access to desktops, applications and data can be instantly redirected to an alternate site so that displaced faculty and students can continue teaching and learning seamlessly from an alternate location or their homes.

Benefits for higher education

Citrix solutions for higher education help IT teams provide continuous learning and other important educational capabilities for students, faculty and staff; operate more efficiently; and manage resources more effectively. Citrix solutions help colleges and universities enhance the learning experience, making everyone more productive, effective and successful.

Higher educational institutions can:

Students and faculty do most of their studying and work on their own time, and their schedules vary. Citrix technologies help students, faculty and staff increase productivity and remain successful by providing them with a personalized desktop and application experience any time and any place they need to work.

Citrix solutions extend the life of PCs and other devices by running desktops and applications on a centralized server instead of on the individual devices. Universities can use existing, even legacy, devices in the classroom, lab, library and other locations on campus until their end-of-life instead of when the device is no longer supported by the latest operating systems and applications. This provides significant cost savings by minimizing the frequency of device replacement.

Faculty resources and student information are critical to the success of any educational institution. Citrix solutions protect resources by storing them centrally, where they are managed directly by IT, instead of on user devices. From a centralized and scalable Citrix environment, desktops, applications and information are easily web-enabled and securely delivered to any device anywhere, with granular authenticated access.

Citrix solutions address both simple interruptions due to system upgrades or local power outages and more dramatic outages due to natural or man-made disasters. Server processing and utilization is easily balanced across multiple server farms at one or more datacenters. When an interruption occurs, access to desktops, applications and data can be instantly redirected to an alternate site so that displaced students and faculty can continue teaching and learning seamlessly from their homes or an alternate location.