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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.

StratoDesk enhance offering for converting PCs to ThinClient: NoTouch equals Zero Client?

June 7, 2012
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A common initiator for moving to virtual desktops is the transition away from existing PCs. To help accommodate this option, Stratodesk have announced the latest version of their NoTouch Desktop. NoTouch is a PC and thin-client re-purposing and management product. As well as supporting Citrix, VMware and Quest, Stratodesk have recently partnered with Desktone to…

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News: VMware Welcomes Wanova – Is it a Mirage – does VMware finally get desktops?

May 23, 2012
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VMware have announced the upcoming acquisition of Wanova. The combination of VMware View and Wanova Mirage will be an an industry first pairing that could well dramatically redefine the VDI market. It is increasingly common to find vendors acknowledging that a VDI-only solution is not enough. Citrix know it. Quest know it. Desktone know it.…

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Liquidware enhance ProfileUnity with FlexApp: User Installed Apps – What’s in a name?

May 22, 2012
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Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity 5.0 with FlexApp offers an option for user-installed applications (UIA) technology. This new feature offers VDI users the option to seamlessly install their own applications into any non-persistent Windows environment without affecting master images or underlying systems. We take a look what FlexApp delivers, where it is headed and consider it in…

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And then there were three – NxTop Enterprise morphs to XenClient Enterprise

May 10, 2012
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How will Citrix acquisition of NxTop impact VARs and users? How will XenClient will be marketed longer term. Looks like Citrix will embrace IDV as there is a wider market share, and an admission that VDI will never be the sole solution: hybrid solutions are key to capturing as wide a desktop market share as…

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Desktone v5 angling to hook Service Providers from Citrix’s FlexCast

May 3, 2012
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Desktone have architected a platform to allow resellers and service providers to deliver and support heterogeneous end user-environments. With a Desktone v5.0 platform, it is possible to deliver a hybrid desktop environment, manage multiple datacentres and utilise a set of APIs. For service providers and resellers alike, Desktone is offering a platform that can be…

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AppSense StrataApps – to self install apps, or not to self install apps, that is the question

April 23, 2012
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AppSenseLabs have released StrataApps, their long anticipated User Managed Applications Solution. We've discussed before that User Installed Applications, as a function, are often unloved and unwanted.And yet, almost every organization has a group of applications that fall outside the standard set that are administered and supported by IT. Unlike existing Application Virtualisation solutions, StrataApps doesn't…

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Citrix Acquires Podio – Forget Desktops, Users – Build Your Own Apps

April 13, 2012
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Citrix acquire Podio - Podio’s focus is to provide a platform for small/medium sized organisations to get up and running with standard business function applications offered from Podio’s own App Store. Does this mark the a Citrix foray to better accomodate mobility and consumerisation while stepping outside the microsoft windows desktop delivery environment.

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Centrix Software Simplify Windows 7 Migration

April 2, 2012
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In supporting increasing needs for agility in a world driven by the increasing consumerization of IT (CoIT), desktop transformation can no longer be seen as an infrequent process. To quickly deliver change, you need to best understand what the impact of that change is. Auditing should be continuous as seasonal or limited use applications that…

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News: AppSense Labs relesase AppSense StrataApps for free

April 2, 2012
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AppSenseLabs released StrataApps. AppSense StrataApps is the first self-service application virtualization solution to work in physical desktop environments, not just virtual desktop environments, allowing users to separate applications from their base desktop build.

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