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The Best Case Study Ever Written!

September 27, 2013

By: Sean Donahue …And I am not just saying that because I sleep with the author (Me). This case study truly depicts how organizations can finally get off their “posteriors” and get their Windows, XenApp, and Application Virtualization projects off the back burner and into production. The deadline is quickly approaching « Read More

Citrix UPM 5.0 – My Two Roads Not Taken

September 18, 2013

By: Sean Donahue It may sound salacious for me to say. It may even cause the salespeople at my job to raise the quizzical eyebrow and hastily pen an e-mail to my CEO berating me for promoting the “competition.” But honestly, Citrix UPM is a pretty-damned good solution…in certain use cases. « Read More

Notes from the Road 30 – VMWorld Gets A Gold Star

September 5, 2013

By: Sean Donahue Unless you live under a proverbial rock, or are not in the tech industry, you know this past week was the 10th annual VMworld Convention…and what an insane show it was. Not only did VMworld attract a record 22,000+ attendees, but also the energy and enthusiasm was palpable « Read More

How Vulnerable is the International Space Station?

August 15, 2013

By: Sean Donahue So I was watching NBC’s Today Show, as I do every morning, and one particular segment caught my eye. Astronaut Karen Nyberg was being interviewed about a viral video she released on how she washes her long blonde hair in zero gravity. Now, as fascinated as I am « Read More

Notes From The Road 29 – I Went To BriForum and Somehow Retained My Dignity

August 6, 2013

By: Sean Donahue I write this as I sit at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and wait for my seat belt extension (Note to self: eat less steak with customers). I just attended my first BriForum in Chicago. It was an interesting experience to say the least. BriForum – In With the « Read More

The VDIdealist – Avoiding the Seven Sins

July 31, 2013

By: Sean Donahue When I was young and foolish I ignored some of the biggest pot holes on the road to VDI salvation. But I am here to warn you against the mistakes I have made. 1 – Thou Shalt Not Be a Bandwidth Glutton Since Ethernet, and then fiber, became « Read More

The VDIdealist – Not Every App is a VDI App

July 17, 2013

In the pursuit of the ultimate virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment, we are often misled by the platform vendors that every app, user, and use case is suitable for VDI. While extending the virtual desktop with local apps can offer tremendous advantages, the sad reality is that not every application is suitable for a hosted desktop environment. But all is not lost. Incorporating reverse seamless technology can allow applications that use local peripherals like VoIP to work seamlessly in your hybrid desktop environment. « Read More

The VDIdealist – Is Your Solution More Complex Than Your Problem

July 10, 2013

By: Sean Donahue Every Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment starts with the best of intentions. You strive for simpler desktop management, reduced storage costs, better central control, increased efficiency and security. Whatever your reason you may find yourself on the brink of a user revolution that can topple your VDI. Analysts « Read More

Notes From the Road 28: Who Dat? Cloud Dat! #TechED with @InTheCloud_MSFT

June 19, 2013

By: Sean Donahue This year’s TechEd North America certainly was like no other I have ever experienced. The only lines I am experienced waiting in are the ones for TSA at the airport. And at their worst they are 40 minutes long (although with status and Pre Check I can’t say « Read More

Citrix Takes Mobility “Out of Darkness” With XenDesktop 7

May 22, 2013

By: Sean Donahue The excitement was palpable today at Synergy as Citrix announced the release of XenDesktop 7. There is little irony in the fact that the entire audience was snapping pictures, capturing video, live tweeting and more from their mobile devices as Citrix announced they were bringing Windows apps and « Read More