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It's still not official .... but the Tech Preview of the long awaited Citrix Receiver for the iPhone is now available in the AppStore.  Anyone with a properly configured Citrix XenApp  environment can download the Citrix Receiver and access authorized company apps from their iPhone today ! Now is the time to start testing the iPhone in your environment, look for ways to increase productivity, and have some fun. There are some restrictions in this Tech Preview so be sure to check out the iPhone Community pages we have set up for requirements, tips and forum discussions. If you want to set up a separate test environment to test your apps over 3G we have a preconfigured XenApp Virtual Appliance in Amazon EC2 that you can copy and set up in 15 minutes. As part of Citrix Receiver we are also providing a new feature called Doc Finder that runs on XenApp but provides an i... (more)

Build Once, Deliver Anywhere, No Objective C Required

Last week I presented at the iPhone Developer Summit iPhone Developer Summit an alternative option of app development for the iPhone or any mobile device. The basic premise is to use the Tools or Development platforms you already know to modify or build applications that can optimized for viewing on the iPhone yet actually run on XenApp servers within the datacenter. The concept was very well received by non-developer IT Pro's and developers that are experts in other platforms, now trying to get their head around Objective C and other iPhone specific considerations. For the exist... (more)

Is the iPhone Now Enterprise Ready with Citrix Receiver 2.0?

If you run an IT shop today you probably fall into one of two categories: A. You already allow employee access from an iPhone ( supported or not ) or B. You are constantly barraged with employee requests to allow iPhone access ( and the employee might be your boss or the CEO ). If you are in camp A and already allow email access you may also be frequently scanning the net for the latest iPhone vulnerability and perhaps training employees on the use of Passcode Lock and Auto-Lock features. You are also probably getting requests for access to more company apps and data beyond just... (more)

How to Make Enterprise Apps Mobile-Friendly

Most desktop apps are designed with multiple Window Pane's to organize data and make it consumable without forcing a users eyes to scan from one side of a monitor to another. In many cases these Pane sizes are discretionary for the developer or already user adjustable. Given that, why not make the Window Pane sizes easy to consume on a mobile device. It turns out that the 320x480 Pixel screen of the iPhone provides a very readable Window Pane whether its displayed with multiple Panes on a desktop app or one at a time on a mobile device. That same Window Pane of information can a... (more)

IoT for the Enterprise By @ChrisFleck | @ThingsExpo #IoT #InternetOfThings

Much has been made of the emerging market for IoT (Internet of Things) or as we at Citrix say, the Integration of Everything (IoE) Many of the early examples tend to highlight smart cities or home automation. For most enterprises, however, the ability to connect and integrate everything together can solve current problems and open up new opportunities. Most enterprises have complex combinations of legacy systems, SaaS services, thousands of devices, multiple locations and unending new requirements from business leaders looking to expand revenues or cut costs. Having the ability t... (more)