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Notes from the Road 27: Has the evolution of IT plateaued?

May 3, 2013

You’ve upgraded your desktops. You’ve upgraded your data centers. But have you upgraded the IT experience for users? Years and years ago if a user wanted a service from IT, they would call the help desk and open a request or ticket. That could be a request for applications, printers, « Read More

Notes From the Road 26 – Fare Thee Well MMS

April 17, 2013

By: Sean Donahue I have been attending, speaking at and sponsoring MMS since 2005. I can honestly say that this year’s MMS was unlike any other before. Why? Because this year’s was the most anticlimactic event I have had the displeasure of attending since Citrix Synergy EMEA 2012. This year’s MMS « Read More

Notes from the Road 25: Top 3 Reasons Why XenApp Migrations Fail

April 2, 2013

By: Sean Donahue I just wrapped up a webinar with two great partners of mine, Ntersect and X-IO technologies, on why some companies struggle with their XenApp migrations. Now, I’ve blogged on the end of life for XenApp 4.5 before but this webi was a comprehensive case study on a healthcare « Read More

Notes from the Road 24 – Long Live Project Titan

March 15, 2013

By: Sean Donahue XenApp connector for SCCM Today Microsoft and Citrix announced the release of the new XenApp connector for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (a.k.a Project Thor). When I was at Microsoft I was part of the team that brought the original connector to market (f.k.a Project Titan). These releases « Read More

Notes from the Road 22 – The End is Near!!

February 12, 2013

By: Sean Donahue Well, the Mayans were wrong about 2012. But now Citrix says it’s the End of Life in 2013. Are you ready? I have been giving the above a lot of thought as of late. It is not unusual for a software vendor to announce a hard deadline « Read More

Notes from the Road 21 – The Electric Company: Fully Charged Workspace Virtualization

January 30, 2013

It’s Saturday morning and I have just left the RES Sales Kickoff (SKO) 2013 in Amsterdam. I am on my train bound for Paris where I will spend the better part of the week meeting key partners like Citrix and new partners like Jetmobile. I am still charged with the « Read More

Notes from the Road 19 – Healthcare IT with RES and Imprivata

November 20, 2012

      “Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard” Last week was a new experience for me in many ways. I attended the first annual Imprivata Healthcon user conference. And while this blog is about my experiences on the road representing RES at industry events and such, technically this « Read More

Notes from the road 18 – Citrix Synergy Barcelona Recap

October 26, 2012

Adios Barcelona! Well, I may sound like a broken record but here I am again at the end of yet another conference. Citrix Synergy 2012 has come to an end and it closed the way it started. Not with a bang or a lot of excitement, but with a quiet « Read More

Notes from the Road 17: Automation Drives Productivity

August 6, 2012

“The first object of any good system must be that of developing first class men.” I have a confession to make to you, my devoted readers. I am a closet efficiency / productivity geek. I spent countless hours in college studying the works of Frederick W. Taylor, the Father of « Read More

Notes from the Road 16: Securing Patient Data

July 20, 2012

Turn your head and cough… It seems to me that more and more hospitals and healthcare organizations require sensitive patient information before you even describe what your ailment even is. The simple name and address form of yesteryear has easily turned into pages and pages of questions on everything from « Read More