Faisal Iqbal

  1. 3 predictions for the Federal Workplace of 2020

      As the Federal Government looks at another year of strained budgets -- several agencies are looking at new and creative ways to decrease their overall operational expenditures, all while increasing agility for their workforce to make them more mobile and productive. What are the enablers that will transform these forward-thinking agencies and how they conduct their mission by the year 2020? BYOD-First will become a viable ...

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  2. 4 FAQs about Federal DaaS

    We've had a lot of conversations lately surrounding Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and how Federal agencies can best leverage this model to support and deploy their desktops. Here are the four most popular questions and our most common responses. Want to discuss further?  Feel free to reach out - Faisal.Iqbal@citrix.com Why does DaaS matter for Federal Agencies? The primary difference between Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and VDI is ...

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  3. Come see Federal Mobile Secure Workspace solutions at this year’s MobileGov Summit – this Thursday!

    Federal Mobility has been a hot topic throughout 2013, and 2014 is shaping up to be another great year for Federal agencies looking to adopt Mobility solutions. This year, Citrix is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor for FedScoop's MobileGov Summit featuring prominent speakers from DoD, DHS, GSA, DOI and several others. Click Here to Register - FREE for Government Tom Simmons, our Public Sector Vice President ...

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  4. To assuage Dept of Defense security concerns, UYOD may be the first step to true Federal BYOD

    DLA wins Tele-vision award

    We all know that the topic of Bring-Your-Own-Device always prompts a riveting discussion amongst Government agencies. Dept of Defense agencies are especially averse due to the underlying security concerns of exposing non-GFE personal devices to a secure defense network.  It was no different at the Mobility Work Exchange townhall meeting just a few short weeks ago where I had the dubious honor of moderating the ...

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  5. Federal Mobility conversations

    It’s amazing how commonplace the mobility conversation has become this past year within the Federal government. Everyone is abuzz with the term, and it looks like “mobility” is going the way of “cloud” in regard to disparate and varied usage. Several telework initiatives have even been folded under the Mobility umbrella -- see the recent re-branding of the Federal Telework Exchange as the “Mobile Work ...

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  6. Citrix featured in Federal BYOD Guidance

    The Federal CIO Council working group recently released a BYOD Toolkit for Federal Agencies. The guidance urges agencies to embrace consumerization and observes that flexibility is key to employee productivity. Several Federal Citrix customers have already realized that this is part of Citrix's core vision - the ability to work and play from anywhere, on any device. The guidance recommends three solution types for implementing a BYOD Program: Virtualization ...

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  7. Smartcard Authentication for Federal Customers

    The majority of Federal customers have already moved or are planning a move towards a Smartcard based authentication as their primary authentication method for domain network access. Several customers ask about whether their CAC or PIV card will work for authentication with Citrix products (Yes, they do!), and if so how? Although, the majority of this information already exists on our support KB site, this blog ...

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  8. “Why Citrix?” Federal Edition

    Federal Customers tend to have unique requirements when it comes deploying IT as a service. Why do these customers choose Citrix time and time again? Because we believe that our mantra of “being able to work and play from anywhere” is something that even the Federal Government can attain with the caveats of security and compliance. Common Criteria Certification Common Criteria Certification is an international standard with ...

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  9. Virtualizing DCO – Adobe Connect Pro

    Virtualizing Defense Connect Online/Adobe Connect Pro Customers in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) consistently ask about the compatibility of Defense Connect Online (Adobe Connect Pro) with our virtualization products XenApp and XenDesktop. In order to provide a higher level of confidence on what this compatibility boils down to, I have conducted a series of tests to determine the optimal configurations with Citrix products. XenApp 6 and ...

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