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Security is No Longer an IT Issue

Antique Padlock

If you saw my section of the day 2 Synergy keynote last week, you know that security is a top concern for CEOs. Some people are surprised when I say this because one traditionally thinks of CIOs and CSOs as the main drivers behind a company’s security strategies. And they usually are – but the reality is that security is no longer an IT issue, ...

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    Citrix Teams with Mirantis and OpenStack, Serves Up Big Wins for Customers

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    Hot on the heels of our announcement that we were joining the OpenStack Foundation, we’re excited to announce some specific vendors that we’re starting to integrate with – in particular, our good friends over at Mirantis. For those of you who follow the market closely, Mirantis is now one of the largest and most successful OpenStack distributions out in the market and bring both great software ...

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      Three Ideas To Spark User-Centered Design Thinking

      I recently participated in my first Citrix Synergy in Orlando. In our Customer Experience booth and breakout sessions, we heard lots of interesting stories on the opportunities – and challenges – our customers face in delivering meaningful experiences to their end users. It was a great opportunity to listen and get some real business feedback. Our team ran two hands-on workshops to share some of the user-centered ...

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      Managed Service Provider or Citrix Service Provider, What’s the Difference?

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      In a word, scale. That's the name of the game, isn't it? Managed Service Providers (or MSPs) provide IT services to both small and large companies. They usually focus on high-quality custom services based on a high degree of IT and Network Engineering. Their contracts to end customers (or subscribers) focus on business solutions customized for bespoke implementations. Low-scale, high-margin term contracts. MSPs have been around ...

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      Scoring an A+ at SSLlabs.com with Citrix NetScaler (the sequel)

      My last blog on scoring at A+ with Qualys’s excellent SSL Labs website was extremely popular, but as with all security topics, we were shooting at a moving target and it wasn’t long before NetScaler began to score an “A” (secure) rather than an “A+” (exceptional). With this blog I’m going to detail again how an A+ can be achieved, and thanks to the 10.5.57 firmware update ...

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      Use NetScaler to enable Autodiscovery for Windows Phone 8.1 enrollment

      Auto-discovery simplifies the enrollment process for users by enabling them to enroll their devices using their corporate network user names and passwords rather than requiring them to enter details about the Device Manager server. User names must be entered in user principal name (UPN) format; for example, user@mycompany.com. Auto-discovery normally requires that you send the Citrix Technical Support team specific deployment information and, in the case ...

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      Congratulations to our Channel Enablement Pilot Winners!

      Launched at Summit 2015, the Americas Channel Enablement team created brand new Sales and Technical Learning Paths for partners to stay up to date on product knowledge and leverage the latest selling and positioning strategies. We asked our partners to participate in a pilot and provide their feedback in order to improve these offerings. We received excellent responses and are now working on the next release!  Congratulations ...

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      Citrix CubeFree and iPass help you stay connected to the people and things that matter most

      As humans, the desire to be connected to each other is at the heart of all we do.  There’s a lot of technology and things out there that exist for this sole purpose. It was with this in mind that Citrix CubeFree and iPass teamed up to help remote workers and road warriors stay plugged in, productive, and connected wherever they are. CubeFree, an app that ...

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      Citrix Ready Joint Webinar with Bitdefender

      Advanced Security for VDI: What You Need to Know As more organizations move towards virtual environments and mobile business, security technology needs to keep pace. Protecting endpoints is a necessary defense in the war against malicious attacks. However, using traditional security solutions in virtual environments can hinder performance and create bottlenecks. This webinar will focus on how organizations can improve security and performance with a security solution ...

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      Citrix Ready Technical Webinar with NVIDIA

      Blow your designers minds by combining 3D apps with XenDesktop and NVIDIA GPUs Got key users with 3D apps? Already familiar with XenDesktop? Want to blow your designers minds by combining 3D apps with Desktop Virtualization? Your key users drive your company IP. Desktop Virtualization with NVIDIA graphics will drive your key users’ productivity. Learn the quickest path to implement the new vGPU support for your XenDesktop ...

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      Meet the Octoblu IoT OctoBand!

        Team Octoblu was inspired by the Citrix Synergy opening iBand performance and decided to create its very own IoT (Internet of Things) powered band called OctoBand! The team wrote a quick web application that allowed not only OctoBand but everyone in the GeekSpeak Live audience to select a musical instrument (including: keyboards, drums, and thermins) and join in on the live band experience. Here are ...

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      iBeacons + Octoblu: Gateblu Plugin

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        After Citrix Synergy, there was a lot of buzz about using Octoblu to detect iBeacons to trigger automation flows. Now you can build flows using iBeacon support. Until we release our BeaconBlu mobile app, you can use the desktop/embeed Gateblu application to install and use the Beacon plugin, now included in the Octoblu Available Nodes collection. Follow this guide to help you get started with GoToMeeting, Octoblu, and ...

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