Citrix, Google aim to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks for business

Citrix is working with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks. Chromebooks are experiencing rapidly growing adoption across organizations of all types, including many of the largest enterprises, as they look to transition to new and innovative computing platforms. One of the key needs for these organizations is to provide users’ anywhere, anytime access to Windows apps that are critical for business, such as line of business apps for HR, finance and sales.

Chomebooks for Business combined with Citrix XenApp virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver for HTML5, enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps with the high-definition user experience of Citrix HDX technology, and operational scalability for the largest organizations. In addition to this ongoing collaboration around secure app delivery for Chromebooks, Citrix also recently announced GoToMeeting Free, a web-based collaboration platform that gives users quick and simple video conferencing for Chromebook users.

To accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks for business, Citrix is announcing a promotional discount of 25 percent for XenApp Platinum edition – the flagship version that also includes Citrix AppDNA application management technology. AppDNA technology simplifies and speeds up the migration for Microsoft customers from Windows XP to the newest versions. The promotion begian April 8th 2014 – the date that Windows XP reached end-of-life.

To help customers understand the benefits of Chrome with XenApp, Citrix and Google are running a joint educational seminar series, the first of which is on April 22, 2014, with another on May 13, 2014. In addition, Citrix, Google and joint partner, MTM Technologies, are holding the first in a series of customer roadshows at Google’s New York Chelsea Market office on April 23, 2014.

Citrix and Google have been working together since Chromebooks were first released to deliver business apps to Chromebooks. Along with the availability since day-one of Citrix Receiver, Citrix has built a Citrix Ready verified ecosystem of Chromebook OEMs such as HP, Dell, Acer, Samsung and Toshiba to help ensure that customers can use the latest Chromebooks with the confidence that they will work with XenApp and XenDesktop solutions.