Multimedia Sharing and Remote Conferencing Driving Demand for Unified Communications Solutions that Support Seamless Collaboration
IGEL’s survey of end user computing concerns this year revealed the top concern of IT professionals (61%) is delivering a productive, satisfying user experience. Businesses are heeding these concerns and evolving from the concept of remote working to a ‘work is not a place’ philosophy. They are mindful that users expect, wherever they choose to work, and on whatever endpoint, to have a pleasant, productive experience. That desire certainly extends to video conferencing and collaboration, as many employees have had to learn quite quickly to conduct meetings virtually and share files and graphics without looking like a wonky school lab student!
Now that applications like Zoom and Teams are part of our everyday process – whether working remotely or joining a meeting on-prem – we’re seeing organizations wanting to up their game and deliver the absolute best, high-fidelity, immersive digital experience. To accomplish this, they’re turning to the combined power of IGEL and Citrix to provide a complete, unified communications digital workspace solution that enables seamless collaboration, almost anywhere, at any time. Users benefit by getting fast, frictionless access to virtualized and cloud workspaces from any IGEL OS-powered endpoint, from any location – realizing the flexibility that is so important to productivity.
What it Takes to Deliver Collaboration 3.0
IGEL OS is Citrix Ready Endpoint Premium, Citrix Ready HDX 3D Pro certified, and offers Day 1 client support for the Citrix Workspace App along with an embedded browser. The IGEL-Citrix integration gives Zoom and Teams users the benefit of HDX which optimizes the multimedia meeting experience and gives IT professionals an easy-to-deploy solution. IGEL also supports offloading multimedia processing to IGEL OS on the device, running critical real-time communications components locally for optimal performance. These techniques deliver a high fidelity, immersive, unified communications and multimedia experience. Another benefit is the advanced H.264 accelerated graphics in Citrix environments using IGEL OS-powered endpoints, which provides a rich user experience for graphics-intensive applications and tasks.
Offering tightly integrated support of the latest high-performance multimedia and unified communications tools is just one of the many benefits of our partnering with Citrix to offer the distributed workforce – the work from anywhere users – the richest, most productive experience in meetings, multimedia and idea sharing.
Take a look at our solution brief for more details on how IGEL and Citrix are helping businesses collaborate better.