WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Citrix Extends Line of Mobile Apps to Help Users Work More Effectively Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

[February 12, 2013]

Citrix Extends Line of Mobile Apps to Help Users Work More Effectively Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Citrix today announced the extension of its growing line of mobility solutions with the enhancement and availability of several apps that help power mobile workstyles. Citrix's portfolio of easy-to-use collaboration, data sharing, remote access and IT support tools are available across more platforms than ever before including Apple iOS, Google Android (News - Alert), Microsoft Windows RT and Windows 8, and BlackBerry OS.

"Teams are working across a broader range of devices than ever before and need a consistent, great experience in terms of the content they can access and the ways they can collaborate," said Bernardo de Albergaria, VP & GM, Line of Business, Citrix. "We now deliver a wide range of mobile tools enabling users to get work done, regardless of location. Individuals can seamlessly move from their laptop in the office, to their Android device on the commute, to their iPad in the home, maintaining access to the information and individuals they need to be most productive."

Powering New Mobile Workstyles
According to Forrester (News - Alert), 29% of the global workforce are now anytime, anywhere information workers who use three or more devices, work from multiple locations and use many apps.1 As employees increasingly choose flexible workstyles that give them the power to decide where and when they work, businesses inevitably become more distributed as people become more dispersed.

Citrix's family of mobile applications gives individuals and organizations the power to meet with team members wherever they are, collaborate on projects, share data and access devices remotely from virtually any mobile platform. Adoption of mobile workstyles can increase productivity by 30% or more, with associated cost reductions, as people can work in ways that are both convenient to them while also moving business forward faster, completing projects more quickly while providing individuals with greater choice as to where and how they work.

Citrix's suite of collaboration tools for mobile devices includes the following recent additions:

  • For collaboration, GoToMeeting for Windows RT and Android: Users can choose to launch or simply join an online meeting from their Windows RT or Android device viewing presentations, reports or other content and collaborating over high definition video and audio.
  • For team collaboration, Podio for BlackBerry (News - Alert) Z10: The leading project management tool adds another mobile device platform to a growing list of devices that allows users a way to collaborate and get work done on the move.
  • For data sharing and storage, ShareFile for Windows 8 and Android: The built-for-business file-sharing service is now available on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Citrix also released passcode support with local encryption and jailbreak detection on Android, offering users a quick and secure way to access and share their data.
  • For remote support and services, GoToAssist for Samsung (News - Alert) Android devices: Support representatives can deliver full remote control support for Samsung Android mobile devices, as well as deliver support to iOS and Android devices via optimized chat with the ability for users to upload device screenshots to technicians.
  • For remote access across your devices and systems, GoToMyPC for Samsung Android devices: The new GoToMyPC remote access app, designed for Samsung's new generation of Android mobile devices, gives users access to their Mac or PC from a mobile device -dramatically improving user productivity.

Related Links

Follow Us Online

About Citrix
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud computing company that enables mobile workstyles-empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office-simply and securely. Citrix cloud computing solutions help IT and service providers build both private and public clouds-leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective services for mobile workstyles. With market leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration, and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the kind of speed and agility necessary to succeed in an increasingly mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company's key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

The development, release, timing and combination of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion and are subject to change without notice or consultation. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions or incorporated into any contract.

1 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends, Forrester, February 2013


[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]

FOLLOW US

Featured Podcasts

Delivering First Class Communications With WebRTC

This webcast captures a recent discussion about WebRTC between Jim Donovan, Director of Product Management at Oracle and Larry Hettick, Editorial Director and Senior Research Fellow at Webtorials. The topics cover WebRTC reliability, interoperability, and security--looking at how Oracle addresses these issues.

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

ConnectCare & Unified Contact Manager

SPAN's ConnectCare is a WebRTC-based telemedicine app, which allows consumers to easily and instantly avail clinical healthcare from the providers, regardless of their location. This app is extremely useful to healthcare providers, patients and their caregivers alike.

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.

WEBRTC SOLUTIONS PAPERS, SLIDES, COLLATERAL

Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services


The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER

The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

Agenda:
- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER SOLUTION

Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.