A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing in the cloud.
Citrix Receiver is a client software that provides access to XenDesktop and XenApp installations. With this download, users can access applications, desktops and data from any device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.
According to market research firm
Although HTML5-based solutions, such as Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will work on Chrome OS and offer browser-based access to virtual apps and desktops without any download or installation of client software, the Receiver for Chrome provides direct integration to functionality specific to Chromebooks.
These features include the ability to integrate with Google Cloud Print, audio and video playback, assignment of a unique Receiver ID to each device for monitoring, Clipboard integration across remote and local applications, end-user experience monitoring with HDX Insight and direct SSL connections.
The companies believe CIOs and IT managers benefit from the Citrix-Google relationship by gaining the ability to securely deliver virtual desktops, apps and IT services over any network and from any cloud, including private, public or hybrid environments.
"Chromebooks continue to do well in business, whether customers are already fully in the cloud or they need a little help from our friends at
"Many vertical industries like healthcare and finance have complex requirements around security and compliance, and all businesses need robust manageability, which is why Chromebooks appeal to a broad range of IT folks at
"In addition to the joint collaboration around XenApp and XenDesktop with Chromebooks, Citrix ShareFile features a personal cloud connector for accessing
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