The best mobile apps are not just for iPhone and iPad anymore. These collaboration-minded apps help turn your Android smartphone or tablet into an essential business tool.
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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 tablets and smartphones, 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 tablet 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 Android phone or tablet, that simplifies things, doesn't it? If your organization already runs XenApp or XenDesktop, the free Citrix Receiver app is a must-have for Android users.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.