Citrix recently announced that the newly released Receiver for Chrome 1.5 now supports Web Interface 5.4. While that may not seem significant at first, let’s revisit what has changed with Chromebook, as well as with Chromebox, in the interim and take a look at the impact on business adoption. This new combination changes the cost and complexity of virtualization for XenApp 6.5 shops in particular.
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Technology vendors overwhelmingly believe that just because a new version of a product is made available to the marketplace, virtualization technologists will embrace it. However, in order for technologists to move to the newer version, it must:
- Be technically superior
- Be easier to administer/maintain
- Address a compelling business solution.
Gartner predict that by 2010, end-user preferences will decide as much as half of all software, hardware and services acquisitions made by IT.
And perhaps that was the driver for Citrix’s release of the Dazzle Technology Preview which “puts the personal back into computing”.
Dazzle, according to Citrix, is the first self-service “storefront” for your enterprise applications giving corporate employees 24×7 self-service access to the applications they need to work. Dazzle is billed as offering a rich, intuitive user experience that requires no training. If your users have DirecTV, BBC iPlayer or Apple iTunes they’re good to go.