Enable the mobile worker and BYOD - access Cloud, Windows and UNIX applications on any device anywhere
As organisations look to flex staff numbers and locations to match changing business needs, and users become increasingly mobile, IT departments will be asked to deliver 100% web-based access to all IT applications. While they can turn to native cloud applications such as Google Apps for collaboration and productivity solutions, many organisations also depend heavily on Windows or UNIX based business applications, often customised to their specific needs.
At the same time BYOD is changing the dependency on a Windows PC as users demand access on Apple Mac's, iPads and Android Tablets, Smartphones and Google Chromebooks.
Desktop and Application virtualisation will be a key technology in allowing legacy applications like these to be delivered over secure internet connections to the browser. We expect to see a wider range of older packaged software offered this way, as providers offer the facility to enable existing in-house systems to be accessed through a range of browser devices.
Browser based access to Windows Applications - no client software to install
Ancoris is now offering the Ericom AccessNow server and pure HTML5 RDP client which now provides the capability for in-house Windows applications to be accessed remotely on tablet devices such as the iPad and on non-Windows PC's such as Google Chromebook and Apple Mac alongside cloud-native applications.
Ericom AccessNow is a great way for organisations to provide users with instant, anywhere access to Windows desktops and applications, from Google Chromebooks, iPads / iPhones, Android tablets and devices, Macs, Linux, RIM Playbooks, and even locked-down Windows stations. It's the first Terminal Services and VDI solution to work natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and other browsers with HTML5 and WebSockets support.
Deliver access to applications and desktops - anytime, anywhere
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect is an advanced connection broker, providing unified access to desktops, applications, files and content on the widest range of platforms, with the widest range of deployment options (client or client-less). For organizations of all sizes, Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect maximizes the value of Terminal Servers (RDS Session Hosts), virtual desktops (VDI), Web applications, Cloud services, and legacy host systems.
Evaluate Ericom AccessNow and PowerTerm Webconnect as the cheaper and easier to deploy alternative to Citrix - typically 30% to 50% of the cost of a Citrix solution.