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Even though Microsoft has taken a wait and see attitude towards building a native version of Office for the iPad, there is no need to wait to do real work from the iPad. Citrix Systems has released Citrix Receiver for the iPad 1.0 which can provide anyone the ability to use Microsoft Office apps from their new iPad. This is not a clone app or "lite" version with possible compatibility issues. Real Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, or even 2010 Beta all work flawlessly from the iPad. Citrix the leader in Desktop and Application Virtualization has applied the HDX technology to solving a new dilemma that new iPad users have come to find. This great new device is perfect for consuming media and web surfing, but soon most users want to use it to help get their jobs done as well. For many that means keeping up with Outlook email, reviewing, editing, or creating new Word docum... (more)

HDX Connect: Do You Want HDX - ICA Alone?

The question of VDI use cases, customer awareness, and Desktop Virtualization has been a hot topic lately at Citrix. Harry Labana's blog post did a great job describing the differences in Desktop Virtualization and Server Virtualization. In addition to the positive reviews, a few commenters have also brought up some scenarios we have been considering but have not made available to date. Specifically we have been discussing ways to make HDX more pervasive and useful to IT Pros and users. HDX has significant benefits and we want the broader industry to try it out and get a taste of... (more)

Miami Marlins Hit An IT Home Run In The New Stadium By @ChrisFleck | @ThingsExpo #IoT

When the Miami Marlins moved to the new Marlin Park stadium they needed to worry about more than only the Baseball players. While constructing their new state-of-the-art ballpark in 2012, the Marlins leveraged Citrix solutions to migrate over 450 employees from a co-located, shared IT environment to the new stadium offering a secure mobile platform accessible from anywhere, anytime on any device. By implementing Citrix Workspace Suite along with NetScaler, Marlins' employees moved from office-bound physical desktops and laptops to a completely mobile workplace in which location ... (more)

Citrix Named Top VDI Vendor By @ChrisFleck | @CloudExpo @Citrix #API #IoT

Citrix Named Top Virtual Desktop (VDI) Vendor by Forrester Citrix announced that the company has been named as a leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. report, The Forrester WaveTM: Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI), Q3 2015. The report evaluated seven vendors based on 26 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. According to the report, the "XenDesktop VDI offering is distinctive at several levels, from the user experience with Citrix Receiver endpoint clients that offer native HDX protocol support on all device and OS platforms to rich 3D graphics a... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise Webinar

Chris Hazelton from the 451 Group: "The iPhone has so effectively whetted the appetite of corporate mobility users wanting more feature-rich products that executives are smuggling the device into the enterprise without authorization. No single vendor - as cool as Apple may be - can possibly develop sufficient applications to sate this appetite, so third-party software developers have an immense opportunity to add value. The question is, will Apple decide this is the road it wants to travel? Will it cede the control it so famously exerts over every stage of its products developmen... (more)