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"We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable."

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Citrix Workspace Cloud

Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. With the new Workspace app, you get complete choice of device, cloud and network, while maintaining IT security and control—even over corporate SaaS and web apps. Built on trusted Citrix solutions for Windows app and desktop delivery, device security, secure file sync and sharing, network security, and intelligent analytics, Citrix Workspace offers unmatched experience, choice, and security.

VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.

VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.

There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.

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Top Industries
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
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Citrix Workspace is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 13th in Virtual Desktop. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.4, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Easy to setup and deploy, scalable, with good connectivity for remote connection". On the other hand, Citrix Workspace is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon Cloud and Oracle VDI, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and NComputing vSpace.

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