“Citrix Virtual Apps reduces desktop support costs by $1.7 million.”
The Total Economic Impact of Citrix Virtual Apps, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Citrix, February 2016.
Managing endpoint devices can be extremely costly. Sending valuable IT staff to individual branch locations; shipping laptops or loaner machines; plus the time it takes to manage each device when it’s time for a software update—the expenses add up fast.
With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, apps and desktops are centrally managed in the data center instead of individual endpoint devices. You no longer have to touch every device to update software. This is especially important when migrating to Windows 10 and managing frequent subsequent updates.
Once you’ve implemented virtualization technology and you’re managing in the data center, you can achieve significant cost savings because there’s no need to send valuable IT resources anywhere if a user has a problem with an app or their desktop, it can be managed from any location, worldwide.
No longer needing to update hundreds of physical servers and thousands of physical desktops. XenDesktop has saved us thousands of man hours.
Traditional desktops and laptops are no longer the only options for a workstation. Thin client computing not only costs less, but is proven to last longer, extending the PC refresh cycle. For a dramatically lower price point than a standard laptop, people are also turning to Google Chromebooks as their primary device.
However, users still need access to important Windows applications. With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you can deliver full Windows desktops or just the apps to Chromebooks and other low-cost devices to meet IT cost reduction initiatives while enabling full productivity.
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Replacing your hardware every few years is an expensive and labor-intensive project. Imagine the cost savings your organization could achieve if you didn’t have to regularly replace PCs.
With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, the software is housed in the datacenter—not on the endpoint—which can extend the life of hardware. The end user’s computer needs only an Internet connection and a web browser to access corporate apps. Your organization will save money on PC refresh by extending the life of the hardware you already have.
We have saved around 40% on our desktop budget. We used to spend around £7 million a year providing PC desktops, and we now spend £4 million per year on a better service that users prefer.
Employees are increasingly using their own computers to work either in the office or at home. Rather than discourage this practice, embrace it. 79% of workers say* that remote access to business apps outside working hours is critical for increased productivity. When employees bring their own device, IT no longer needs to manage the hardware, reducing helpdesk calls, lowering support costs, and freeing up time to work on more strategic activities.
* Source: Ovum, "BYOD: An Emerging Market Trend in More Ways than One"
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable employees to work remotely, by providing anywhere access to the apps, desktops, and data they need to stay productive. Since all they need is an Internet connection, employees can work from anywhere, reducing the overhead costs of a physical office. Allowing employees to work remotely or in virtual offices saves on real estate, energy, and networking costs. In branch offices, there’s no need to have a full-time IT staff, because the apps and desktops live in the data center and can be supported remotely. There’s also no need to implement expensive WAN connections—a standard high-speed Internet connection is all remote workers need to access their apps, desktops, and data.