Raspberry Pi 2: A Game Changer in Enterprise?

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To much fanfare today the Raspberry Pi foundation announced the Raspberry Pi 2, offering 1GB of memory and a quad-core 900 MHz CPU. Perhaps more importantly, the Raspberry Pi 2 can now be used as a Windows computer, with full support for Windows 10 under Microsoft’s beautifully named classification ‘The Internet of Things’.

As a colleague mentioned to me earlier today, this upgrade could be seen as a real breakthrough for enterprise adoption in conjunction with the Citrix Receiver. The Citrix Receiver app is already available on Windows RT devices, meaning it should work with Windows 10 out of the box as well. Combined with flash re-direction and other Windows-specific Citrix Receiver features that the Linux receiver doesn’t support, enterprise’s have a new thin-terminal option that’s a fraction of the price compared to traditional boxes.

For UK readers you can buy the Raspberry Pi 2 for as little as £33.36.

Raspberry Pi 2

Exciting times ahead!

For those with a Raspberry Pi 1, you can also get the Citrix Receiver working on these devices too.

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A Citrix & Microsoft Solution Architect based in the UK. Citrix qualifications include CCE-V, CCP-N and CCP-M certifications. Also holds an MCSE in Windows Server 2016 and an MCSA in Office 365. Likes golf and cats.

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