Review: Dell Cloud Connect Does Thin Client Right


This Ain't Chromecast

Unveiled on Jan. 8, Cloud Connect centers around a small device that's about the size of Google's Chromecast. And while both run Android and plug directly into an HDMI port, the similarities end right there. Cloud Connect offers far more than just a means to watch YouTube videos on a TV (although it can do that). The Cloud Connect solution includes a powerful back-end platform through which users access a managed set of enterprise applications and corporate data via a secure Citrix client running locally on this pocket-sized Android device. It can (and should) be used with a physical keyboard and mouse, although, like a smartphone, it also accepts touch input and works with the Android soft keyboard.



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