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University of Hong Kong Implements Citrix App Server

The University of Hong Kong has implemented Citrix's WinFrame application server to allow students at home or on campus worktstations to have easier access to library resources.

"We were looking for a computing solution that would allow those legacy CD-ROM databases to be accessed by our on-campus and remote students," said Dr. Ku Kam Ming, computer officer, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong.

"The libraries have implemented a Citrix WinFrame application server which enables students to access information from on-campus networked workstations and from their homes using the University's dial-up service to access the same information through an Internet browser," continued Ku.

"Previously, our users had to use an on-campus networked PC, running DOS or Windows 3.1 only, to access Libraries's CD-ROM databases," added Ku. "Now, our users may access these databases using Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh, and Unix environments."

Florida-based Citrix's WinFrame and MetaFrame servers allegedly permit professionals to "package applications once and publish them anywhere" for greater installation, deployment and management control across the enterprise.

"In a very short period of time, our server-based computing solutions have grown from single-server departmental deployments that address the needs of remote users to strategic, enterprise-wide installations that help our customers worldwide increase business value by simplifying their complex IT environments," said Nabeel Youakim, Asia Pacific managing director for Citrix.