Cloud computing is an important and rapidly growing technology that has the potential to change how we do business, organize our lives, and connect with one another. Citrix offers a range of solutions for cloud-based computing environments to enable organizations to securely deliver apps and data from their premises or any other location to end users on any device.
Real-World Cloud Computing
Computing Below are some of the best real-world cloud computing examples. Connectix has offered Citrix Cloud Hosting, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop) to our customers for over a decade. In recent years, we’ve increasingly seen customers go this route because it enables them to focus on their business. Is this right for you? Continue reading to find out.
Firstly, accountants and auditors oftentimes spend a good chunk of time on-location at clients’ offices. They’re able to access QuickBooks or similar software in the cloud with minimal interaction with the IT team. Accounting firms with teams can have teams of hundreds of accountants be located across the country. Furthermore, if an issue arises the IT staff can resolve it for all users simultaneously.
Previously, car dealerships had their servers located on-site, typically placed in a storage area. Employees had very limited knowledge of how to maintain the hardware. With Citrix Virtual Apps, corporate IT teams can provide individual locations a centralized source for applications. IT teams can provide employees access through a Citrix receiver. Moreover, this eliminates the need for IT staff to be maintaining individual unique servers. When issues occur, the IT support team can narrow down the problem to one place, saving time and money.
Cloud Computing Law Firms
With cloud computing by Citrix, lawyers are able to access their applications on their laptops right from the courtroom. Additionally, by hosting their data in a secure data center vs. a personal computer, they avoid the risk of having this data stolen or lost. In the end, this benefit is imperative when it comes to sensitive court documents.
Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Portable workstations often utilize Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to provide doctors and nurses access to medical data within each patient’s room. With multiple workstations on each floor, this would be virtually impossible to do without some form of virtualization. Essentially, when combined with a HIPAA Compliant solution, hospital administrators know they’re running an efficient and secure IT operation.
Cloud Computing Gyms and Fitness Facilities
Citrix Virtual Apps are a great option for fitness businesses. Gyms with multiple locations have terminals enabling personal trainers and staff access to schedules, customer data and more. All are accessed through the cloud using Citrix. Ultimately, this is a very simple, straightforward application that can be easily maintained by the IT department located in the main office.
Don’t bog down customer in-house IT teams with maintenance and upgrades. Citrix enables software developers to sell their software in the cloud and easily set up licensing terms. In the end, this helps eliminate the need for customers to set up the applications on their own computers.