Author: Alex Profilet
With all the hype around Cloud, one eventually starts to wonder “If my data and applications are not in my office, how do I access them?” Meet Citrix Receiver. The Citrix Receiver is a piece of software that allows you to access your data and application in the cloud that are hosted by Citrix products. You can use the Citrix Receiver on just about any computer or device including smartphones, tablets, Windows, Linux, and Macs.
A heterogeneous environment like this can be a real headache for an IT staff. There are just too many different things that need to be managed in a traditional environment. A benefit of using the Citrix Receiver along with Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop is that the client device does not matter because all the management is in one centralized location. If an application needs to be updated, administrators only need to update the servers, and not every single client device saving the company time and money.
Another nice feature of the Citrix Receiver is the ability to switch devices without having to reopen everything. You can be working on your new high-end laptop until the battery died because you forgot the power cable. You can then resume right where you left off using your tablet. When you make it to your 4 year old desktop you can resume your work without missing a beat and still get great performance. This is a great time saver and provides a lot of flexibility since the device you’re using doesn’t matter.
In this day and age people want access to their data and apps anytime, anywhere, and from any device. If you’re out of the office and need some numbers from an Excel spreadsheet quickly for a meeting you can bring it up using Citrix Receiver on your phone. These benefits plus many others provided by the Citrix Receiver is a real boon for businesses in this day and age. Corporations and businesses can now embrace BYOD(Bring your own device) which would save them hundreds of thousands of dollars in managing end client devices among other benefits. For those concerned about security, be rest assured. With two factor authentication, ability to lock down a user to device and IP and by hours, Citrix Reciever and LevelCloud Webtop are a perfect combination for your private cloud strategy.