Tag Archives: Hybrid Desktop

AUG
06
Sean DonahueI 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 In-Crowd Being a grizzled veteran of the tech conference circuit I am well trained in the “art of conventions” but BriForum is not your average tech conference. The attendees here are not interested in any “Marketechture.” They don’t want any “sales pitch” they want straight-to-the-heart, deep-in-the-weeds technical content. That’s why I was faced with a very challenging task on the first day. As a sponsor, ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
31
Sean DonahueWhen 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 so prevalent and displaced slower speeds of ARCnet and Token Ring, we all too often take our bandwidth for granted. But when too many users are all accessing virtual desktops in a data center and using our Ethernet as their twisted pair, highway traffic jams can, and will, occur. And what is the result of binary traffic jams? Slow speeds for those users ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
17
Sean DonahueIn 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. This is the dream we were sold on over four years ago by companies like VMware. 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. VoIP and VDI – Can We All Just Get Along? VoIP applications, or any application that uses a proprietary local peripheral, depend on hardware, microphone, speakers, scanners, dongles and more. In a traditional hosted desktop ... READ MORE>>
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SEP
12

imageHi everyone, we wanted to make you aware of an upcoming Webcast, the RES team are jointly delivering with Forrester about the journey to the Hybrid Desktop.  This mix of analyst research and in-market technology promises to be an interesting discussion.  Here is what we plan to cover.

Consumerization of IT has brought organizations an immense challenge.  User preferences are shaping IT strategy, not only for devices they choose to work on, but where they want to work, and the applications they prefer.  Today’s workforce is

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AUG
23
By Jeff Fisher, VP, Business Development

The one-size-does-not-fit-all-story for VDI and the cloud seems to be echoing across the industry. Desktop administrators are the first to tell you that in most cases, a wholesale move to these technologies will leave many of their users without the kind of desktop experience needed to successfully perform their jobs. Sure, VDI and cloud-hosted desktops can give users access to basic applications and data … but increasingly that’s not enough. A rich user experience is more important than ever, and users expect to access their IT services through multiple devices from multiple locations without compromising that experience. Part of ... READ MORE>>
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