Citrix Germany invited their community in the beginning of this week 10/21st and 22nd for their Technology Exchange event 2013 – #CitrixTEX2013. This event became very popular after Citrix canceled Synergy Europe this year. Attendees were partners and customers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the so called DACH region. With more than 700+ attendees, the … More #CitrixTEX2013 – an exec summary and what’s next with #ProjectMerlin
This week I was able to attend a German conference about Cloud Computing and Virtualization from Vogel IT. It was great to see how most speakers repeat to continue to spread the standard message of their vendors – a sign that field marketing in Germany is working. Of course they have been some keynotes added real … More #Microsoft leads Germany, but do they really lead End-User Computing?
Citrix Synergy keynote from Mark Templeton started with The Who & is now over with great announcements for this year. The show is very exciting and inspires me a lot. I really love the open culture and things people do and talk. For all who are not able to visit or join the conference, I’d … More #CitrixSynergy Keynote – Executive Summary
Finally arrived yesterday in Los Angeles for Citrix Summit which starts today. First impressions of LA are different compared to San Francisco, and still wondering why Citrix moved the show from SFO to LAX. Waking up early this morning I’ve got it. Citrix bets on Excalibur which is part of Project Avalon: So the conference … More Why #CitrixSynergy moved to Anaheim and #Citrix bets on #Excalibur
Big news hit the PC industry this week when press and analysts announced that PC Sales declined year over year in Q1 with 14%. Three tweets as an example for further sources: 1. Gartner with data: #Gartner WW PC Shipments in 1Q/ 2013 Drop to Lowest Levels Since Q2/ 2009 http://t.co/CHVR6IwE78 < #Apple +7.4% in … More PC Sales Dropped 14% in Q1 compared 2012/2013 – but the PC is not dead!
In my last post I have explained a little bit about my view on “Convergence of IT technologies and enterprise business processes“. Today I’d like to dig a little bit deeper into vendor offerings in those areas, especially when it comes to the technology stack explained in my first post “Defining Desktop virtualization – a … More Today’s Workspace Complexity: Product Vendor Technology Matrix for End-users – an attempt
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
This year I had the privilege to attend a fascinating Citrix Summit & Synergy in Barcelona. Compared to the event last year in Barcelona and this year in San Francisco Citrix has a much stronger mission and vision statement complemented with its product solution. So what happened? The top topics and story from Citrix stayed the … More #Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2012 recap
Please help me to gather some data for consumerization. Only six questions, results will be shared and can be reused. Thanks for your help! VP
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?!