Citrix Unveils Beta of Project Tarpon at EU iForum
Citrix Systems has unveiled two new developments in its continued drive to make it easier for companies to deliver applications to users.
The Project Tarpon and EdgeSight products are Citrix’s latest attempt to prove that it is more than simply a thin client or client/server software solutions company.
At its iForum user conference in Edinburgh today, the company announced that a limited beta of its Project Tarpon product will now be available to users to try out.
Tarpon makes it easier for companies to provide “software as a service” to users’ desktops.
Project Tarpon aims to reduce the time it takes to deliver applications and reduce the number of software licenses needed by companies to support their staff.
The software allows companies to profile what applications are needed across an organisation, and then publicise them on the company network to allow users to manually select them.
The required applications can then be streamed to groups of users’ desktops on request, instead of the IT department simply sending large amounts of applications to all users in an organisation, where they may sit on machines unused.
Citrix chief executive Mark Templeton told iForum delegates that the consumer web was now driving enterprise IT and that companies now had “to change their mindset” when it came to delivering the technology needed in an organisation.
Read the entire article here, ComputerWeekly.com – Citrix unveils beta of application-delivery software – TechnologySystems Software – 04/Jul/2006