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Andrew Wood
Andrew WoodAndrew is a Director of Gilwood CS Ltd, based in the North East of England, which specialises in delivering and optimising server and application virtualisation solutions. With 12 years of experience in developing architectures that deliver server based computing implementations from small-medium size business to global enterprise solutions, his role involves examining emerging technology trends, vendor strategies, development and integration issues, and management best practices.

Do Citrix and VMWare fail to deliver a complete centralised desktop offering?

January 21, 2010
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Hosting desktops or applications on servers located in the data center, and implementing centralized computing technologies is one of the best ways to cut IT costs while also improving security, reliability, productivity and efficiency. Both Citrix and VMWare have high profiles offering their respective virtualisation solutions that enable centralisation. Yet if you are considering centralisation,…

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Citrix still at forefront of Mobile Device Access for VDI

January 7, 2010
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Citrix have released an updated version 2 of their Receiver for the iPhone, but if they are to keep ahead of the competition, is delivering VDI access to the all powerful iPhone the best device to grab a CIO's attention with?

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Delivering your “desktop as a service” to laptop users

December 30, 2009
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Indeed a challenge in migrating to a Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) solution is what to do with existing devices. Citrix's High Definition User EXperience (HDX) technologies for example, typically relies on the end device supporting a Microsoft Windows operating system to deliver the best user experience. If that is the case, how will you manage…

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End User Environment Management for VDI

December 14, 2009
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When considering your VDI deployment hosting your workspaces is not the only consideration. Careful consideration needs to be made on the management of the performance, license use and user's environment to give, not only a good user experience, but a timely return on your investment.

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News: Systancia launches AppliDis Fusion 4

November 27, 2009
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Systancia announce the launch of AppliDis Fusion 4, their first solution that incorporates both application and desktop virtualisation in a single product with management through a single web console. AppliDis Fusion 4 joins solutions such as Ericom's Powerterm Webconnect and Quest Provision's vWorkspace to offer solution that gives simplified management of typical agile workspace solution…

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User Installed Applications – Dream or Nightmare?

November 20, 2009
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A corporate desktop application installation is far from the consumer experience of adding an application to say your iPhone. What is the impact of enabling User Installed Applications in a virtualised environment - is it a compliance nightmare.

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News: Citrix Releases Revised XenDesktop 4 Licensing

October 20, 2009
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Citrix have announced three important changes to XenDesktop 4 licensing: NEW device-based licensing option; NEW VDI Edition available in both user/device and CCU licensing; NEW Campus-wide Licensing Program for customers in the education industry.

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News: Tranxition Releases new User Virtualization Solution – AdaptivePersona Foundation

October 13, 2009
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Tranxition have announced the general availability of AdaptivePersona Foundation a user virtualization solution to enable VDI deployments utilising their personality hypervisor and unique SmartShadow technology

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XenDesktop 4 Too Expensive?

October 8, 2009
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XenDesktop's initial marketing placement caused confusion, the latest release gives a greater flexibility and introduces new innovation. The latest release better provides for a flexible VDI offering - allowing access to XenApp technologies in one per named user license. Yet, depending on your environment - this can be at a hefty cost, massively increasing the…

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