Survey Results: How many different end user devices are you using?

It’s been a while since the last post, as well as from the survey. First of all I’d really like to thank everybody who participated! I promised to share the results, here you go: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1_jEMIq7JAnNmFQeWx3dW1qYUk 84% of the participants came from Germany, nearly 93% out of Europe. 42% of the participants still own and use a … More Survey Results: How many different end user devices are you using?

User Workspaces or Workplaces in the Post-PC Era

Two weeks ago at Citrix Synergy I had the chance to attend to a great GeekSpeak session with Brian Madden about his thoughts around virtualization. If you combine traditional desktops with remote shared desktops, VDI desktops, client-based virtual machines and finally OS streamed desktops the world is getting more complex than ever before. One graphic really … More User Workspaces or Workplaces in the Post-PC Era

Microsoft Windows 8 Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI – what does it mean?

With Windows 8 Microsoft introduced the new Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI. What does it mean? Great article from Gabe Knuth. Important to know: […] CDL allows employees to use up to four other devices (per primary licensed device) to connect to their virtual desktop, regardless of where they’re located. By “device,” I mean … More Microsoft Windows 8 Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI – what does it mean?

The Convergence of Virtualization, PCs and Mobile Devices

As users are getting more and more liberated through different kinds of wokstyles, IT technologies are merging together. IT consumerization and BYOD will be two main drivers. From my perspective three major topics are converging: 1. Laptop & Desktop PCs: PC refreshments and migration to new operating systems are classical drivers which won’t change in … More The Convergence of Virtualization, PCs and Mobile Devices

Post-PC era – What is it and why is it so important?

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device and consumerization of IT are major drivers for the Post-PC era. Mhm, Post-PC era, what does it really mean? I heard the term first from CEO Mark Templeton at Citrix Synergy SFO last year and was not able to start of with the terminology. In 2010 Citrix was talking so … More Post-PC era – What is it and why is it so important?

Why hasn’t desktop virtualization taken over the world?

Read an interesting article at ZDNet from Dan Kusnetzky and wondering the same question: “Why hasn’t desktop virtualization taken over the world?” Three thoughts about that: 1. Different view and definition about desktop virtualization Desktop Virtualization has different meanings for each individual. From an abstract view I don’t agree with Dan that desktop virtualization is … More Why hasn’t desktop virtualization taken over the world?