Citrix Receiver, which offers users access to virtual desktops and business apps, will be available on the Samsung Galaxy tablet and smartphones.

Esther Shein, Contributor

October 5, 2010

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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tablet


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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Samsung Mobile and Citrix Systems have partnered to include Citrix Receiver software on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and mobile tablets so that employees can perform a variety of work functions from their devices, the two companies said Tuesday.

Citrix Receiver will give mobile device users the ability to access high-definition applications securely and in real time, the companies said. Corporate workers can use any laptop, smartphone or tablet to run Windows, web or software-as-a-service applications with Citix' high-definition HDX technology and will have the same performance as if they were using a traditional laptop, the companies said. The data remains stored on the corporate network instead of the device, as all of the apps and documents are running in the datacenter, the companies said.

"Our Samsung Galaxy platform was created to make working on the go simple and easy for our customers,'' said Pete DeNagy, general manager, Enterprise enablement and mobility, Samsung Mobile, in a statement. "By adding Citrix Receiver to our Galaxy offerings, we've given our enterprise customers the confidence that they can access everything they need to work remotely -- from Windows apps to resource-intensive 3D graphics apps -- and do so quickly and securely."

Regardless of where a user is, Citix Receiver provides access to virtual desktops and apps, effectively making a Samsung mobile device a business tool. The software also supports resource-intensive enterprise apps such as complex database and 3D applications on a Galaxy tablet or smartphone along with full-touch enablement on a secure, high-speed network connection, the companies said. Employees can perform work functions such as creating documents, viewing business dashboards and participating in online meetings using the software on their device. With a one-time log-on to an enterprise app store, users can launch their business apps and access other corporate IT services such as IT support, and receive instant access, the companies said.

Citix Receiver can be downloaded free at www.citrix.com or from the Android Markeplace. The software will be released in conjunction with Samsung's launch of the Galax Tab later this year, Citrix said.

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Esther Shein

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Esther Shein has extensive experience writing and editing for both print and the web with a focus on business and technology as well as education and general interest features.

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