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iPad Apps for Roambi, Citrix and Rackspace

It's possible to run more enterprise-class apps on the iPad, including some that allow data visualization, running Windows apps, and provisioning servers in the cloud.




With Rackspace on the iPad, you can easily and quickly configure just about any type of server -- just a couple selections and away you go.


Rackspace supports several different server types, including various Linux distros, Oracle, Microsoft and more.


Once you've selected the type of server in Rackspace, you select its size. And that's it.


Once you've provisioned your server, Rackspace shows you the status bar as it gets created. This process takes about a minute or two.


After you've provisioned your server in Rackspace, you can use the iPad app to configure it, set up backups, reboot it, and many more options.


Users can create workspaces using the Citrix Receiver client for the iPad.


Setting up a workspace requires an IP address (or host name), user name and password, a domain, and away you go.


Using the Citrix Receiver client for the iPad, you can access Windows Apps. Dazzle is a self-service IT model, so users can access the apps they want.


The Citrix Xen Desktop lets users access their Windows 7 desktops from the iPad, an iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, as well as a Mac or PC; coming soon to the Blackberry.


Who says the iPad only runs Apple's Safari? Here it is running Internet Explorer.


Who says the iPad only runs Apple's Safari? Here it is running Internet Explorer.


Mellmo's Roambi portal lets you organize and manage your reports. The application supports documents from IBM Cognos, Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft SharePoint, LifeRay, Excel, Salesforce.com, SAP BusinessObjects and Crystal Reports, Google Spreadsheets and CSVs. These reports are then viewed through visualization templates.


Using Roambi's Publish Manager, you can select from a list of visualization templates with which to view your data.


In Roambi's Publish Manager, you map your data into one of Roambi's templates, and you can manipulate the data in the visualization you've created.


On the iPad, you use the Roambi client to choose a template and view data stored in the Roambi portal.


This is the Trend Analysis view in Mellmo's Roambi for the iPad. You can select fine-grained views of the data, even doing comparisons by "pinching" data points on the chart.


Using the Pie Chart view in Roambi, you can select different data points by using the pie chart as a selection wheel, drilling deeper into the data from there.


The Roambi CataList view offers a different look at data. You get different views on the charts, and the summaries give you a sense of whether numbers are up or down, for example.

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