Citrix, Google Bring Native Enterprise Features To Chromebooks


Google and Citrix have unveiled Citrix Receiver for Chrome, a native app for the Chromebook which gives users access to enterprise system resources, including printing, audio, and video.

In June 2014, the two companies added new joint enterprise customers supporting enterprise workspaces that encompass more than 25,000 Chromebook users, said the companies in a statement. In the past month, Google and Citrix sales teams have partnered with an additional 20 worldwide enterprise accounts that will begin to implement Chromebook deployments, with XenApp and XenDesktop over the coming months.

The way it works is users will be assigned a unique Receiver ID to each device for monitoring. HTML5-based solutions, such as Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will work on Chrome OS, and offer browser-based access to virtual apps and desktops without any download or installation of client software. Other features include the ability to integrate with Google Cloud Print, audio and video playback, clipboard integration across remote and local applications, end-user experience monitoring with HDX Insight, and direct SSL connections.

[Image courtesy: Citrix]



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