The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
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Virtualization vendors like Citrix are upping the security-oriented volume of their pitch to IT departments, particularly those dealing with the apparently endless array of mobile devices entering their corporate networks. With the rise of the iPad and other tablets, there's a collaboration play, too--true mobility requires the ability for teams to accomplish nearly everything they can do on a desktop just as well on an iPad or other mobile device. There are certainly tablet-specific apps that mobile users will find indispensable. But if you can access your virtualized Windows applications or virtual desktop from your iPad, that simplifies things, doesn't it? If your organization already uses XenApp or XenDesktop, the free Citrix Receiver app is a must-have for iPad users.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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