Simply put, Citrix allows businesses and users to run software applications from anywhere in the world using any internet-connected terminal.
What you get is real-time access to run your applications as fast, if not quicker as if you are in the office.
Whether you are using a dialup modem, ADSL, ISDN, Broadband or Leased Lines to access Citrix remotely, you will be able to work remotely like never before.
How does it work?
Once installed, Citrix allows multiple users to run multiple applications on a Citrix Server at the same time. When you run applications on a Citrix Server, only screen shots are sent to your computer and, in return, your keyboard input and mouse movements are sent to the Citrix Server. This low bandwidth usage is what makes Citrix and Terminal Services great and this is what allows you to work using slow internet connections.
How much bandwidth do you need?
As the average connection uses 10K to 20K of bandwidth, you can even get away with only using a 56K dial-up modem to access a Citrix Server or a Terminal Services server.
What operating systems work with Citrix?
Windows NT 4.0
How fast does my computer need to be, to access Citrix?
Almost any computer can access Citrix as you only use minimal system resources. It does not matter how fast your computer is, or how much memory is installed as you are only sending mouse and keyboard movements to the remote server.