Mobility and flexibility are two of the most important concepts for the future of the business world. An increasing number of employees demand the same flexibility in the business world as in their private lives, they don’t want to use different equipment for their work and for their leisure time. Because of this, expectations from businesses are very high, it is not possible to control this large number of final-user devices with conventional methods. Where the most advanced Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems fail to satisfy the need, the answer is end-to-end Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). This includes virtual desktops with secure networks and high performance, in addition to MDM.
In the year 2014, the concept of mobility is on top of many businesses’ agendas. Leading analysts predict that because of trends such as Bring Your Own Device and flexible work models, the number of people utilizing mobility solutions will double, may even triple by the year 2018. Companies that do not adapt to new work methods and Enterprise Mobility will not have the opportunity to compete in the local or the global arena in the long term. In this context, a comprehensive strategy addressing the organization as a whole, promises a much more permanent success.
A fundamentally stable and flexible infrastructure
Mobile access to data processing sources is the corner stone of an infrastructure that is expandable and secured against disconnections. If a business transforms its own data processing center to a Private Cloud, it will be able to respond to new demands more easily. In this case, the data processing center will be able to establish itself as an internal service provider within the business and will be able to respond to the changing demands of the employees. Another corner stone of an infrastructure such as this, is a flexible and high-performance network.
With solutions such as Citrix, NetScaler, it is made possible for each employee to access the data and applications he/she needs at all times. What’s more is that, this can be done independently from the employee’s location, or from the device he/she works on.
Next generation desktop virtualization
A virtual desktop is an essential component to an advanced Enterprise Mobility strategy. According to data processing experts, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is an important trend for the year 2014. Virtualization solutions allow the creation of desktop application on the data processing center, this even applies for challenging users such as mobile users and CAD developers. Unlike the standard DaaS platforms, Citrix provides customized and adaptable solutions for flexible organizations of various sizes with the Pay-As-You-Go model, allowing access to these technologies.
Citrix XenApp provides the company employees with the opportunity to use it in many final-user devices with different Windows applications. Until now, these applications generally had to have been re-developed for mobile devices with different operating systems in long periods. Thanks to the new developments in Citrix HDX technology, the applications are readily being made available for mobile devices and can be operated with Multi-Touch functions.