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Jo Harder
Jo HarderJo Harder has been involved with virtualization for over 15 years, long before virtualization was the norm. After holding several sales and marketing positions, she started down the path of bits and bytes while at AT&T/Lucent Technologies. She then moved onto Citrix in 1999, where she became a Senior Architect. Her 11-year tenure included a combination of Citrix Consulting and Technical Readiness roles. After leaving Citrix, Jo provided consulting services for various clients for the next year. In her current role at a hosting provider, she is focused on cloud-based solutions for financial industry clients. Jo's diverse background of sales, marketing, management, and architectural/technical expertise brings a unique perspective to Virtualization Practice. She welcomes input from vendors, industry contacts, and end users and can be reached at joharder@virtualizationpractice.com.

ApplicationVirtualization

Just in time to create a stir during VMworld, Citrix has announced XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6, which had been called Project Arthur internally. Although version 7.6 will not be available until next month, it has taken Citrix more than a year to achieve feature parity for it with XenApp 6.5. In addition to finally making the expected features…

ApplicationVirtualization

Easy, fast, and free. These three words aren’t typically associated with Citrix, but in the case of Insight Services, Citrix has provided an automated way to analyze multiple Citrix products and provide suggestions and best practices to improve your environment—for free! It gets better: The analysis typically takes only a few minutes, and this isn’t…

DesktopVirtualization

As the middle of Q3 approaches, many IT organizations are revisiting their goals for virtualization in 2014. Whether their original goals included deploying VDI, increasing storage, upgrading or changing hypervisors, implementing a new printing solution, or any other aspect of virtualization, some organizations are determining that their existing staff just can’t handle another large project, so the quest…

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