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Blog April 2, 2020

6 Real-World Cloud Computing Examples with Citrix

Last updated May 26, 2020

Below are some of the best real-world cloud computing examples. Connectria has offered Citrix Cloud HostingCitrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop) to our customers for over a decade. In recent years, we’ve increasingly seen customers go this route because it enables them to focus on their business. Is this right for you? Continue reading to find out.

 Accounting Firms

Firstly, accountants and auditors oftentimes spend a good chunk of time on-location at clients’ offices. They’re able to access QuickBooks or similar software in the cloud with minimal interaction with the IT team. Accounting firms with teams can have teams of hundreds of accountants be located across the country. Furthermore, if an issue arises the IT staff can resolve it for all users simultaneously.

Dealerships

Previously, car dealerships had their servers located on-site, typically placed in a storage area. Employees had very limited knowledge of how to maintain the hardware. With Citrix Virtual Apps, corporate IT teams can provide individual locations a centralized source for applications. IT teams can provide employees access through a Citrix receiver. Moreover, this eliminates the need for IT staff to be maintaining individual unique servers. When issues occur, the IT support team can narrow down the problem to one place, saving time and money.

Law Firms

With cloud computing by Citrix, lawyers are able to access their applications on their laptops right from the courtroom. Additionally, by hosting their data in a secure data center vs. a personal computer, they avoid the risk of having this data stolen or lost. In the end, this benefit is imperative when it comes to sensitive court documents. Lawyers can also be sensitive to any delay. Here is an example of how Citrix Workspace provides a familiar desktop for lawyers and staff wherever they’re working.

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Portable workstations often utilize Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to provide doctors and nurses access to medical data within each patient’s room. With multiple workstations on each floor, this would be virtually impossible to do without some form of virtualization. Essentially, when combined with a HIPAA Compliant solution, hospital administrators know they’re running an efficient and secure IT operation.

Gyms and Fitness Facilities

Citrix Virtual Apps are a great option for fitness businesses. Gyms with multiple locations have terminals enabling personal trainers and staff access to schedules, customer data, and more. All are accessed through the cloud using Citrix. Ultimately, this is a very simple, straightforward application that can be easily maintained by the IT department located in the main office.

Software Development

Don’t bog down customer in-house IT teams with maintenance and upgrades. Citrix enables software developers to sell their software in the cloud and easily set up licensing terms. In the end, this helps eliminate the need for customers to set up the applications on their own computers.

 

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