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Manage the unmanageable! Our chief security strategist tells you how [Webinar]

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Register Now! Managing the Unmanageable: A webinar overview of security with virtualization, containerization and secure networking. *If you are unavailable on October 30, please register. We’ll send an on-demand link after the event. If you’re concerned about control over the sensitive data Especially data that is subject to governance and regulations on unmanaged devices, please plan to join Kurt Roemer, Citrix chief security strategist, on October 30. Kurt will present a webinar ...

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Compare Citrix XenDesktop vs VMware Horizon – Infrastructure Upgrades

After we released XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6 a few weeks ago, many customers and partners are now working on upgrading their existing Citrix infrastructures. While upgrading my lab environment I realized that this common infrastructure management task is a vital aspect that gets overlooked quite often when evaluating desktop and application virtualization solutions.   Typically every 6 – 12 months, Citrix and VMware release a new version of the ...

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Passing the Half-Million Seat Milestone for Citrix Service Providers

During the Citrix Q4 2013 Investor Call you Might Have Picked Up this Detail. It was direct and major reference to our Citrix Service Provider business - where our Service Provider partners are creating profitable recurring-revenue businesses centered around hosting one or more Citrix products, often as Business Ready Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offers. Said COO David Henshall: “… This subscription-based business, now servicing over 500,000 users, again grew more than 50% YoY ...

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Now available: ShareFile Connectors for Microsoft Office 365

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Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, phones, tablets... We’ve all come to accept that the modern enterprise is a multi-device, multi-OS world. Now it’s time we accept that the same heterogeneity and fragmentation has happened to data. While it may be tempting to ignore or block the plethora of choices users have for storing and sharing data, we have to face the reality that end users have unprecedented ...

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XenDesktop Experts Needed!

Are you a XenDesktop expert, and have wanted to contribute to the development of a Citrix Certification exam, but never had the opportunity? Well, here’s your chance! We are looking for experts with hands-on experience implementing XenDesktop solutions. If this sounds like you, we would like to invite you to participate in the development of the professional level virtualization solution certification exam around XenDesktop 7.6. If you're ...

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Top 5 reasons Citrix Social is your new best friend

Top 5 reasons Citrix Social is your new best friend

If you thought social media was a fad, think again. Follow me, like this, visit our page, join our group, retweet me, hashtag that - these were little known phrases just a few short years ago but are now pretty commonplace both in and out of the business world. Every where you look, all over the globe, companies are cashing in on this power-house to ...

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The Secret Behind Kindred Healthcare’s M&A Integration (that Every Healthcare CIO Should Know)

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The recent news that Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services will merge into the largest post-acute provider in the U.S. got me thinking about one of the most valuable (but least discussed) outcomes of a centralized, virtualized approach to IT services – faster M&A integration. Why? Because Kindred shared this exact story with Citrix in 2011. Every business executive and CIO knows that mergers and acquisitions are cumbersome ...

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Got Database? NetScaler DataStream™ Technology Addresses Explosive Growth!

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Corporations of all sizes today are dealing with an explosive growth in data. This growth is driven by broader trends such as the rise of social networks, video and web, along with the expanding number of mobile and consumer devices being used in the workplace. Providing visibility and business intelligence into this data is placing increasing demands on traditional databases, cloud storage models and unstructured ...

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Partner marketing kits help drive new WAN optimization opportunities

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Here's a bit of a (rhetorical) quiz. If you're deploying desktop virtualization across multiple locations - branch, mobile, office - what would you deem one of the basic requirements to make it a measurable success? The list could get pretty exhaustive here but surely the ultimate end game - above and beyond all others - would have to be performance? The whole goal has to ...

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Print Driver Isolation: Identifying Problematic printer drivers in Citrix UPS Installation

When testing Citrix Universal Print Server, we in the test team look deeply at how well the product is working when we perform printing load testing on the overall environment when real third-party printer drivers are installed and stressed at scale. One of the things that we’ve found on the print server running Citrix UPS are crashed PrintIsolationHost and spoolsv processes. So why does this happen? Where are these crashes ...

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