Top 10 vendors that get the consumerization of IT in the enterprise

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2. Citrix Systems builds on app delivery legacy

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Like VMware, Citrix Systems is a virtualization vendor pursuing the mobile and cloud markets. Unlike VMware, Citrix already has a large portfolio of technologies available to businesses seeking the right balance of user flexibility, IT control and security.

The combination of CloudGateway 2, Receiver and ShareFile provides secure, managed access to applications and data from various endpoints. Receiver extends XenDesktop and XenApp to mobile devices and jump-started Citrix's push into consumerization. The company added more capabilities with CloudGateway, which optimizes and delivers mobile, Web and legacy Windows apps to any device. And ShareFile is Citrix's IT-friendly Dropbox alternative.

There's also Podio, a productivity platform with the goal of yanking enterprise workflows into the social era. Other vendors have a similar vision for the modern work style, but Citrix's execution in bringing products to market sets it apart.

—James Furbush

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