Enable mobile access to files in legacy storage  

Legacy file servers still play a key role for IT. They hold business-critical files that are key to the success of their organization. They may also represent a crucial part of the organization's data center. They weren't built for the mobile age, though. To create a true digital workspace, those files must be accessible off the corporate network and from any device. But IT rarely has budgeted the time or money to migrate those files.

Citrix Content Collaboration connects to legacy repositories like SharePoint and network file servers. This turns Citrix Workspace into the single pane of glass for end users to access all their documents. No migration needed.

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Digital transformation requires anywhere, anytime access to files. Yet, many of those files remain locked in an on-premises file server. Citrix Content Collaboration connectors enable IT to provide mobile access to legacy repositories. Connectors are simple to set up, helping organizations modernize IT without data migration.

"Data sprawl," the fragmentation of data across many repositories, is common today. This creates a fragmented and disjointed experience for end users. This suboptimal experience frustrates users, which may lead them to use non-approved tools. Citrix Content Collaboration provides unified, consistent access to all your documents, no matter where they're stored.

IT recognizes that content collaboration is a key component of their digital transformation. As they roll out their chosen service, they may discover that end users have created "shadow IT" by using consumer file-sharing sites. Citrix Content Collaboration provides IT with the flexibility to manage this discovery a few different ways. First, they can choose to enable personal cloud connectors for a defined period of time. During that period, users must migrate all corporate data from personal file sharing services to Citrix Content Collaboration. Or, IT can choose to keep personal file sharing services available. Users can then connect their personal sites to their corporate content collaboration account. This simplifies access for users while giving IT control and oversight into documents.

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Citrix Content Collaboration

  • Grant users permissions for certain SharePoint sites or network file paths.
  • Enable users to have lower-level control to internal resources, freeing up IT departments.
  • Rich editing for Microsoft Office and PDF annotations are possible through Office 365 Connectors.

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