Citrix Offers Networking and Application-Sharing Options
The Citrix Solutionsin Education program gives students, faculty and administratorshigh-performance access from any device to data and applications on a centralserver. The software-based service allows secondary and primary schools,districts, colleges, and universities to provide full connectivity to powerfulapplications through its current infrastructure. Citrix’s solution enhancescommunications between students and instructors while facilitatingcollaboration and research among faculty. Through the use of advanced tools andapplication server software, the service aims to offer quality widespreadaccess in order to connect and optimize learning environments.
The application server software shifts applicationprocessing from individual computing devices to a centralized server, whichhandles all of the data regardless of the speed of the attached computers.Applications can be accessed across multiple platforms and over a variety ofconnections. With their convenience and security features, these solutions areideal for multi-user environments such as libraries or dormitories. Forexample, a library can “lock down” a desktop to provide users with only theapplications they need. Citrix Solutions, Fort Lauderdale, FL, (800) 393-1888, www.citrix.com.
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.