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The BYOD concept can be intimidating for IT staff, but there are strategies to minimize security risks and device management headaches.  HTML5 technologies can allow users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping applications and data separate from personal devices.

Since AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device IT staff end up with less support hassles. Any user that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

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6 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.govtech.com/network/Montana-CIO-Discusses-BYOD-Security.html

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MDM is only one aspect of BYOD management.  But what about helping IT staff support a wide range of devices, or ensuring that employees can connect to their work applications?

What's needed is a way to deliver applications to all types of devices while minimizing hassles for IT.  For example, Ericom's AccessNow HTML5 RDP client enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and more traditional laptops and PCs to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser.  AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, connection and login credentials. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

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1 month, 2 weeks ago on Good CEO: don’t let MDM ruin your mobile app experience

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Actually, there's a lower cost and easier alternative to using Citrix for accessing Windows applications from Chromebooks.  And it's been around since Chromebooks were released.  Ericom's AccessNow HTML5 RDP solution enables Chromebook users to securely connect to Terminal Server or VDI virtual destops (or almost any RDP host) and run their applications and desktops in a browser.  It's not necessary to have a Citrix infrastucture.  AccessNow will work with Terminal Server (RDS) and most hypervisors.

AccessNow does not require any installation on the Chromebook, so it's easy to deploy and manage.

For an online demo open your Chrome browser and visit:
http://www.ericom.com/Demo-AccessNow-4-Chromebooks.asp?URL_ID=708

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3 months, 2 weeks ago on City Council bets big on cloud – Box deal signed, Chromebooks on the way

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I'm not surprised that Google has been successful at getting Chromebooks into schools.  They're easy for students to use and for the IT staff to manage.  The price is reasonable, so if they're lost, stolen or damaged, they're easier to replace.

One issue is that many web-based education applications need Java, which Chromebooks do not support.  And some schools may still be running Windows applications.  A way around these issues is with a solution like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.  That means that you can open up an Internet Explorer session inside a Chrome browser tab, and then connect to the applications that require Java and run them on the Chromebook.

For more information about AccessNow for Chromebooks in Education, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/Education-ChromebookRDPClient.asp?URL_ID=708

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4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.kcchronicle.com/2014/03/25/kaneland-schools-ok-225k-technology-upgrade/a2fjuzc/

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Actually, there is a way to easily webify/cloud-enable SAP Business One.  Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5-based RDP solution that enables browser-based access to SAP Business One from the office, home or on the road — quickly and easily, without having to install anything on the end user device. All the user needs is an HTML5 supported browser.

AccessNow allows users to access SAP Business One, whether running on-premise or in the Cloud, from almost any platform, e.g., Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, locked down workstation or Chromebook.

Visit this link for more information, and to view a demo:
http://www.ericom.com/SAPBusinessOneCloud-AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

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8 months ago on SAP cloud, SAP cloud wherefore art thou SAP cloud?

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BYOD will continue growing as mobile devices continue to play a greater role in our lives.  That's why so many IT players are offering solutions to address such BYOD challenges as security and device management.

Does BYOD come with headaches?  Of course it does.  However, security issues and IT management headaches (how do I support all those devices?) can be addressed by using new HTML5 technologies that enable users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping applications and data separate from personal devices.

Since AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details - IT staff end up with less support hassles. The volunteer or temporary employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

Please note that I work for Ericom

8 months ago on Juniper Says BYOD is Re-Shaping The Enterprise

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You are correct that MDM is only one aspect of BYOD management.   An additional method for securing BYOD is to use virtualization and HTML5 technologies to keep data and applications separate from personal devices.  One such solution is Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables users to connect from most types of devices to any RDP hosts (such as VDI virtual desktops or Windows Remote Desktop Services) and run full Windows desktops or applications in a browser tab.

There's nothing to install on the end user devices, as you only need an HTML5-compatible browser.  That protects corporate data by keeping it off the device, and also reduces IT support costs, since IT staff don't need to spend time installing software on so many different platforms.  All they need to do is give employees a URL and login credentials.

Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

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10 months ago on Bring your own device management has a vulnerability: data

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Cloud computing and BYOD go hand-in-hand.  Cloud computing can make BYOD happen by addressing two of the main challenges of BYOD - security and device management.

How?  By hosting applications and data in a secure cloud environment, they are kept off employees' personal devices.  In addition, IT staff don't need to bother with installing corporate applications on different types of devices.  They just give the users a URL to connect to.

One solution that facilitates this approach is Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that allows users of any device with an HTML5-compatible browser (including iPads, iPhones and Android devices) to connect to hosted Windows applications or VDI virtual desktops and run them in a browser tab.  There's nothing to install on the end user devices, which reduces IT support headaches.

For an online, interactive demo visit: http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

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11 months ago on 5 Benefits Of BYOD With Cloud Computing

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I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when the Pixel was announced.  Google has enough work convincing people to buy into the whole Chromebook concept even with low-cost versions, let alone at Pixel's price.

On the other hand, the Pixel does look pretty cool.  And I do think that Chromebooks in general have their place in the market, especially as a second home device.  Most people spend a lot of their time on the Internet anyway, and there are more and more web apps out there.

For those that are considering Chromebooks but still need to access Windows applications, they can look at Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Server or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or even full desktops in a browser tab.

For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:
http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

Please note that I work for Ericom

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Chromebook Pixel review: pretty face, weak on USB and basic tasks

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Chromebooks are a good option for 1:1 and other school computing initiatives, as they are easy to manage and use.  The fast boot-up time is especially important in a classroom environment, as students don't waste time waiting for their devices to finish starting up.

But what about schools that use Windows applications?  Or that access applications that require support for Java?

This can be addressed with third-party solutions such as Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.  That means that you can open up an Internet Explorer session inside a Chrome browser tab, and then connect to the applications that require Java and run them on the Chromebook.  It's also possible to run other Windows-based testing or educational applications.

For more information about AccessNow for Chromebooks in Education, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/Education-ChromebookRDPClient.asp?URL_ID=708

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1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.govtech.com/education/Idahos-School-Tech-Pilot-Aims-to-Support-Educational-Outcome.html

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With BYOD so pervasive in the private sector, it was only a matter of time until it reaches government agencies as well.  Each agency will have to weigh the benefits vs. challenges of BYOD based on their own unique situation (the sensitivity of data dealt with by that agency, work patterns of it's employees, etc.).

Two main challenges of BYOD are security (sensitive data on personal devices) and IT management of a wide range of devices.  Both challenges can be met by separating the agency's data and applications from the end user device.  For example, Ericom's AccessNow HTML5 RDP solution enables end users to connect securely from any device (including iPads, iPhone, Android tablets and phones, Macs, Linux and Windows laptops) to RDP hosts such as Terminal Server VDI virtual desktops and run their applications or desktops in a browser tab.

With AccessNow there's nothing to be installed on the end user device, as the applications or desktops are launched in the HTML5-compatible browser.   So the data remains securely in the data center, even if the phone, tablet or laptop are lost.

This approach also reduces IT support headaches, as they don't have to deal with installing applications on everybody's device.  They give each user a URL and login credentials, and the user launches the browser on their tablet or phone, and they can connect to their hosted applications or even to full virtual desktops.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708

Please note that I work for Ericom

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.govtech.com/wireless/Alabama-State-Agency-Adopts-BYOD-Policy.html

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I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when the Pixel was announced.  Google has enough work convincing people to buy into the whole Chromebook concept even with low-cost versions, let alone at Pixel's price.

 

On the other hand, the Pixel does look pretty cool.  And I do think that Chromebooks in general have their place in the market, especially as a second home device.  Most people spend a lot of their time on the Internet anyway, and there are more and more web apps out there.

 

For those that are considering Chromebooks but still need to access Windows applications, they can look at Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Server or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or even full desktops in a browser tab

 

For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:

http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

 

Please note that I work for Ericom

1 year, 1 month ago on New Google+ Photos App Increases Photo Capabilities of Chromebook Pixel

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The explosion in the variety of mobile devices has fueled BYOD while creating major challenges for IT staff.  How do they secure sensitive data?  How do they manage all those different types of devices?  How do they connect employees and their devices with corporate applications?

One strategy for meeting these challenges is to separate data and applications from the end user devices.  This can also be achieved with a combination of virtualization and HTML5 technologies.  For example, data and applications can be securely hosted on VDI virtual desktops or on Microsoft RDS (Terminal Server) while mobile employees access those applications and desktops using HTML5-compatible browsers.

That's the idea behind solutions like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables access to Windows applications and desktops from a browser.  Basing access on the browser allows employees to get to their applications and data from Android tablets and phones, iPads, iPhones and other devices.

This white paper - "BYOD is Here to Stay, But Organizations Must Adapt" - discusses additional strategies for addressing some of the challenges of BYOD:
http://www.ericom.com/wp-byod.asp?URL_ID=708

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1 year, 2 months ago on Cloud Infographic: The Real Cost Of BYOD

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Cloud storage, lost devices and other security risks are definitely a part of BYOD.  However, these risks can be reduced by keeping data and applications separate from personal devices.

This can be achieved with solutions like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables users to connect from most types of devices to any RDP hosts (such as VDI virtual desktops or Windows Remote Desktop Services) and run full Windows desktops or applications in a browser tab.

There's nothing to install on the end user devices, as you only need an HTML5-compatible browser so using AccessNow also reduces IT support costs, since IT staff don't need to spend time installing software on so many different platforms.  All they need to do is give employees a URL and login credentials.

Download this free white paper for some additional ideas on securely managing the mobile workforce:
http://www.ericom.com/WP-MobileAccessSecurity.asp?URL_ID=708

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1 year, 2 months ago on BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage

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I give Google alot of credit for not giving up on the Chromebook.  Chromebooks are meant for users that spend most of their time in a browser and want a device that's easy to use and starts up fast.  Sounds to me like that profile fits quite a few people.

That being said, not everyone is willing or able to give up on their Windows applications.  But there are solutions to overcome that obstacle.  For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

AccessNow does not require any client to be installed on the Chromebook, as you only need the HTML5-compatible browser.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708

Please note that I work for Ericom

1 year, 2 months ago on With improved hardware and better Web-based apps, the next Chromebooks could be exciting

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The Chromebook concept is intriguing to say the least.  The Cloud computing concept is becoming a bigger part of our lives, and the Chromebook is the perfect device for it.

That being said, not everyone is willing or able to give up on their Windows applications.  But there are solutions to overcome that obstacle.  For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in the Chrome browser tab.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708

Please note that I work for Ericom

1 year, 6 months ago on Why are Chromebooks so popular on Amazon?

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You raise interesting points about the benefits of the Chromebook vs. the iPad for education. However some schools will still require access to Windows applications.  Ericom is working with several schools to address this requirement.

 

Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables students and staff to use their Chromebooks to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server, VDI virtual desktops and physical desktops and run their Windows applications and desktops in a browser.  Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

 

For more information visit

http://www.ericom.com/Education-ChromebookRDPClient.asp?URL_ID=708

 

You can also read our new white paper about Ericom's solutions for Chromebooks and Education: http://www.ericom.com/specs/WP-Chromebook-and-BYOD-Success-Education.pdf?URL_ID=708

 

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2 years, 2 months ago on Google Chromebook vs Apple iPad: Which Is Better For Classrooms?

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If you are considering Chromebooks but need access to Windows applications, you should look at Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops and all web sites – and run their Windows applications and desktops in a browser.

You can even use AccessNow to run Internet Explorer on a Chromebook for those companies or web sites that require IE.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required. You can choose to run a full Windows desktop or just a specific Windows app, and that desktop or Windows app will appear within a browser tab.

For more info visit: http://www.ericom.com/Windows-on-Chromebook-video.asp?URL_ID=708

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2 years, 6 months ago on New Release | The Chromebook (Part 1)

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The Richland school district mentioned in the article has licensed Ericom AccessNow for VMware View for use along with their Chromebooks by its students and staff. AccessNow for VMware View will be deployed across its 35 K-12 schools.

Ericom AccessNow for VMware View is a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to their VMware virtual desktops - and run those desktops in a browser. It does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices - an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

For more information on this case study, visit:

http://www.ericom.com/pr/pr_111206.asp?URL_ID=708

Adam

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2 years, 6 months ago on Google: Chromebooks Are Now in "Hundreds of Schools"

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Another option for accessing Windows applications from iPads is Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables iPad users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

You can choose to run a full Windows desktop or just a specific Windows app, and that desktop or Windows app will appear within a browser tab.

For more info, and to download a demo, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client.asp?URL_ID=708

Note: I work for Ericom

2 years, 6 months ago on Hands-On With OnLive's Windows 7 iPad App: Nice Tech Demo, Not That Useful Yet

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The new pricing and other improvements should make Chromebooks even more attractive to businesses and schools. Ericom has an offering that can extend the benefits of Chromebooks by providing quick and easy access to Windows applications and virtual desktops. Ericom AccessNow is a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

For more info, and to download a demo, visit:

http://www.ericom.com/html5_RDP_Chromebook.asp?URL_ID=708

2 years, 8 months ago on Google Announces New Chromebook Price - $299

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If you are considering Chromebooks for your institution but still need access to Windows apps behind, you should look at Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables students and staff to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser. Running entirely within a browser, AccessNow works natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices. Ericom is also offering special pricing for education customers.

For more information on Ericom's AccessNow solution for education, please visit:

http://www.ericom.com/pr/pr_110609.asp?URL_ID=708

To download the eval, visit:

http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client.asp?URL_ID=708

2 years, 11 months ago on As a New School Year Starts, The First Schools Go Chromebook

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