Citrix announces enhancements to its Workspace intelligence capabilities

Citrix Synergy 2019 is currently underway in Atlanta, with the three-day long digital work conferencing event revealing what Citrix has been working on of late.

One of their more interesting solutions is Citrix Workspace, with a newly enhanced and more intelligent version of the offering seeing the light of day.

The enhancements that Citrix has made to its Workspace platform are billed as imbuing it with next-generation intelligence capabilities, allowing companies to deliver a unified and contextual experience across any device or network.

“Employees today deal with as many as 11 different apps a day to get their work done. And most of their functionality goes unused or makes tasks more difficult as employees spend too much time – almost 10 hours a week – searching for the information they need,” says PJ Hough, chief product officer at Citrix.

“This overload and complexity hinders the employee experience and leads to low levels of engagement. At Citrix, our solutions are designed with one thing in mind – eliminate distractions so that people can focus on work that matters and do what they do best,” he adds.

With the newly enhanced Workspace, Citrix says companies can now provide their employees with a single sign on access to all the apps and content in one unified experience. This includes out-of-the-box integrations with more than 150 enterprise applications such as Salesforce, Workday, SAP Ariba and SAP Concur, ServiceNow, Microsoft Outlook and G Suite.

“We’re bringing the simplicity and utility we enjoy in our personal lives to the workplace and shifting the focus of work from applications that aggravate to actions that matter to engage the entire organization and improve the employee experience,” the chief product officer notes.

Hough adds that through this planned Desktop-as-a-Service offering, Citrix, together with its ecosystem of partners, will make it easier for IT departments to provide a unified, secure work environment in the cloud. This in turn will allow their employees to access their individual desktops and all the SaaS applications, cloud services, file shares, cloud-based office applications and corporate resources. 

“Technology is an engine of innovation. But in many ways, it has stalled and become a barrier to productivity and progress,” says Hough.

“At Citrix, our mission is to deliver the experience, security and choice our customers need to spend less time managing technology and more time harnessing it to deliver a compelling employee experience that transforms business results,” he concludes.


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