Why use an iPad?
Technology has changed. While bring your own device (BYOD) policies see workers carrying multiple devices both for work and personal use, you can now add another tool to your arsenal and use an iPad in the Citrix work-space.
This empowers employees to work in a new and convenient way.
With its stunning design, 12.9” display, weighing at 1.6 pounds which is very light, and asuperb 10 hours of battery life, your iPad can have the same capacity as a laptop. By downloading and installing Citrix Receiver from the App Store onto your iPad and by using a Bluetooth Keyboard and a Citrix X1 mouse you will have a satisfying laptop-like work-space on your iPad.
The iPad’s Multitasking capability is what makes it a good choice for users and having access to your Citrix remote session is a major plus. Users of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, the Multitasking features are a definite boost on productivity.
The latest version of Citrix Receiver, 7.11, is compatible with the latest iOS allowing both Citrix and Apple to work together to create a harmonious environment.
All iPad models (including iPad Pro) with the exception of iPad 1 and iPad are compatible with Citrix.
The iPad can also be used for a dual monitor workstation.
The Citrix X1 mouse is specifically designed to work with Citrix iOS receivers but works like a regular mouse. On your iPad, turn on Bluetooth and connect the Citrix X1 mouse to bond with your Citrix session.
Now you can access your work documents not only on your Windows desktop/laptop but also on your iPad. So you don’t have to worry about carrying your heavy laptop around when you are on the go.
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Joshua Defante is a Server Support Specialist at Triella, a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. For additional articles, please visit http://www.triella.com/whats-new/. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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