Convergence of IT and business processes in today’s enterprise

In my previous posts I have written about the Post-PC era as well as about convergence of technologies. Since my last post about the importance about mobility, I would like to update the view on convergence of IT and business processes in enterprises: In this graphic the inner circle stands for IT technologies and is like … More Convergence of IT and business processes in today’s enterprise

#Mobility shift should be number one focus for software vendors

As a Product Manager I am preaching mobility like a pastor. It started 2011 for the first time, when Smartphone shipments outpaced PCs where I liked the terminology of the Post-PC era. This year 2013 analysts forecast that tablets and smartphones will double PCs. That is a huge turnaround and it will continue if  for … More #Mobility shift should be number one focus for software vendors

#Microsoft #Windows 8 – not too bad for the enterprise and #BYOD?

(Image Source: http://windowsteamblog.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Blogs-Components-WeblogFiles/00-00-00-59-23-metablogapi/6201.Win8Logo_5F00_01_5F00_thumb_5F00_23669D8A.jpg) There have been so many negative press, tweets and prejudice in the last past month about Microsoft Windows 8: Windows 8 is an OS designed and build for desktops and now used for tablets – this won’t work out. Therefore it is not usable on both form factors. Metro design sucks; especially developers … More #Microsoft #Windows 8 – not too bad for the enterprise and #BYOD?

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?

Mobility drives Personal Cloud: Need for hybrid management tools?!

Last week I’ve read an article from Gartner which does not let me go without sharing and writing some additional thoughts from myself. It’s about the shift to personal clouds. I totally agree with this view as I am living this today. Believing in Gartner predictions Client computing is shifting in the next two years … More Mobility drives Personal Cloud: Need for hybrid management tools?!

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