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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 and multiple 4K monitor support and sophisticated features for multimedia and videoconferencing performance." The report also noted that Citrix offers a "clever Wi-Fi-based mouse that works with the Citrix Receiver on the iOS platform." Citrix also received the highest scores for strategy and ... (more)

Now That You Can Work from Anywhere, Where to Go? By @ChrisFleck | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Because more and more, company employees, independent contractors, consultants and startup founders have the tools to work from anywhere, there's now an app to help them find the perfect places to go. It's called Cubefree, a free app that helps you find cafes with WiFi, power outlets, parking and even a table to share. CubeFree shows a map view with nearby cafes, along with user ratings and comments, as well as others who have checked in. This app perfectly complements the other tools the modern workforce uses to work from anywhere: Virtual Desktops hosted in data centers, docume... (more)

The Mouse That Roared… for Business by @ChrisFleck

At Citrix, we’ve been helping people access and use business apps on any device for years. Yet many of our customers depend on Windows-based applications that are hard to use on iPad and Android tablets, because so many features depend on the point-and-click simplicity and accuracy of a physical mouse. Since many people like to use an iPad, they get frustrated as they try to get work done, because no one offers a mouse that works with an iPad and other non-Windows devices. That’s why we will be launching the X1 Mouse at Citrix Synergy next week on May 12. Capable of supporting ... (more)

Citrix XenApp Now Runs in the EC2 Cloud

Apps from the Cloud frequently means limited function browser based web apps that may be OK for personal use but don’t cut it in the business world. Citrix as an industry leader delivering full featured enterprise windows apps to business has now enabled the Cloud to provide the delivery system. As a public demonstration Citrix has posted a pre-built XenApp Server in Amazon’s Xen based EC2 offering. Anyone can now start demonstrating and testing rich windows app delivery from the Cloud in minutes without committing to hardware or the typical set up and configuration time.  A deta... (more)

Is Nick Carr Right About Cloud Computing?

Chris Fleck's Blog There is a lot of hype and reality in the world of Cloud computing today. On the hype side there are numerous data points; VC investments, M&A, data centers under construction, new conferences and events. On the other hand there are now many examples of reality as well. SaaS offerings like Salesforce.com and many HR applications plus web site hosting have established themselves as a legitimate part of the IT portfolio of many corporations large and small. Adding fuel to the fire is extensive press, analyst and blog coverage (like this!) plus books like Nicholas... (more)