Faisal Iqbal

  1. The Software-Defined Workplace: Can It Help Federal Cyber Hygiene?

    We've all seen the news lately. It seems as though the revelations about OPM's cyberattack and data breach keep getting worse, potentially exposing up to 18 million Americans' personal data (mine included). These events have shot Cybersecurity reform into the spotlight at all levels within the Federal Government. Tony Scott, the newly appointed Federal CIO has ordered a "30 day cyber sprint" to secure agency networks and ...

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  2. Did You Miss Citrix Mobility DC Last Week?

      Last week we hosted 300 Government employees, contractors and partners at our annual Mobility Government Summit in Washington, DC. Several Citrix executives presented their vision of how agencies are transitioning towards the Software-defined Government Workplace. This is being driven by the rapid adoption of the Software-defined Datacenter, the move to  Cloud Services ($2.3B projected spend this year), the increased concern about Security ($12.9B projected spend this ...

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  3. Networking Shop Talk for DMV Partners : Thursday, 4/30


    Citrix Networking Shop Talk Partners! You're invited to attend a new Partner Enablement event, geared towards building a technical community around Citrix solutions. Join us in Bethesda for this interactive session featuring our Public Sector Networking SE team. Everyone is guaranteed to leave smarter! Lunch will be provided. Agenda: • NetScaler Deep Dive: “Authentication Offload” • Key NetScaler Use Cases / Competitive Positioning Review • NetScaler Whiteboard/Demo Training ...

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  4. 6 reasons why government agencies continue to choose Citrix


    In 2014, agencies across Federal and State Governments continue to choose Citrix for their Mobile Workspace needs spanning solutions for Desktop and App Virtualization. Why is it that Citrix is chosen as the preferred solutions vendor year after year? Third party industry analysts, such as IDC have shown Citrix as the industry leader year after year due to ease-of-use, Enterprise Scalability and End-user experience.  Here are a ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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