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With the release of Citrix Receiver for iPhone 1.02 including AG and RSA support, the ability to securely deliver any app, anywhere, is closer than ever to reality ( we already cover WinMo, Symbian and close to BlackBerry and Android ). One question I have been pondering with Martin Duursma and few others on the team is what is next ? It's great we can get to all these other Windows and RIA apps, but the app many of us use most is email. The question is, what is missing from native iPhone email or Outlook ? What features would be most useful for a mobile app that we would use all the time from any device? The native iPhone email client does a good job, but not everything. Attachment viewing is limited and sometimes crashes if the file is too big. You can't write an email and attach a file from your PC or file server. Also many company IT policies do not even allow iP... (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)

Michael Dell Endorses Citrix Desktop Virtualization Play

Last week Citrix announced a sweeping product launch aimed at Virtualizing Desktops for any type of user or device. More than 70 new features are included in the new XenDesktop 4, including the ability to host Desktop VM's on Servers ( VDI ) or PC's online and offline. Users will be able to securely access their apps and desktops from any device ranging from Office or Home PC's to NetBooks, to Thin Clients to even iPhones. Another significant component of the announcement is the inclusion of Citrix XenApp application Virtualization so IT shops now have the flexibility to deliver... (more)

Best Business Device Announced at CES 2014 So Far

Pro at CES today. This is an All-in-One desktop device that runs Android with an NVIDA GPU and Tegra 4 processor. Why should businesses care ? Not because this device runs popular mobile consumer apps like Facebook and Flipboard ( which can work great if its OK with IT ), but because this device represents the next generation of Thin Clients with a much broadened appeal yet still manageable by IT.  The reality is until now most Thin Clients have been relegated to task worker tools accessing a Virtual Desktop and existing business applications. However this new class of SmartDispl... (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)