Team: Citrix Labs

  1. Apps that ‘Flip the spinning wheel’ – Apakau is the solution

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    Do you get frustrated when, occasionally, your banking or shopping (eCommerce) app takes a break - goes on 'smoko' - with a 'spinning wheel' holiday? I do. It really gets up my nose, seriously messing with my state of mind. There’s something remarkably frustrating about an app that seems to understand when I’m in a hurry, or otherwise stressed, so picks just that moment to 'flip ...

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  2. The Internet of Things (IoT). How will it change the Enterprise?


    I'm at the 2014 Internet of Things Expo, which is part of the larger 2014 Cloud Expo happening this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. What has me interested in attending the Internet of Things (IoT) Expo? I was intrigued by the fact that they were offering a specific Enterprise IoT track. With so much of the current IoT hype focused on the consumer impact ...

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  3. The more things change, the more they remain the same – cloud batch processing

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    Some good things just take time ... ... where a job just needs to be wrapped up into a single bundle and sent off for processing and where that processing could take hours or days. Today there are great tools for minimizing the cost of these types of jobs, one is AWS spot instances and I'd like to share an infographic from a cool startup (47line) in our Citrix ...

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  4. Gartner Symposium ITxpo Day 4 Report

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    I have made it to the last day of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. I have been blogging show  highlights and insights throughout the week. To recap, the first post in the series covered the overarching themes of the show. The second post covered the two keynotes from Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) and Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple). The third post focused on the Peter ...

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  5. Tech Preview: XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider

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    Citrix Labs recently released the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider. This blog post takes a closer look on what Desired State Configuration is and how the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Provider allows for rapid and automated deployment of XenDesktop roles in a private/public/hybrid cloud scenario. Simplifying XenDesktop Deployments This year the Citrix Labs team decided to take a close look at how our customers and partners ...

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  6. Gartner Symposium ITxpo Day 3 Report

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    So here we are at day 3 of the Gartner Symposium Itxpo. I have been blogging some of the highlights and insights gained throughout the show. The first post in the series covered the overarching themes of the show as expressed in the opening keynote. The second post took a look at the different, but both very good keynotes from Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) ...

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  7. Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014 Day 2 Report

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    I am at day 2 of the Gartner ITxpo 2014. As I mentioned in my first post in this series, I am blogging some of the show highlights and insights from the keynotes and some of the session tracks. Just how big is this show? According to Gartner there are over 3,000 CIOs at the show, and total attendance including senior IT executives is over ...

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  8. Gartner ITxpo 2014 Day 1 Report

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    I'm at the first day of the Gartner ITxpo 2014 conference, which Gartner bills as "The world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives." This week I am going to blog some of the show highlights from the keynotes and session tracks. There is a lot to see and do and it will be impossible to see it all, but I will try ...

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  9. Introducing Cubefree: The World Is Your Office

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    Today we’re excited to bring you one of Citrix’s newest innovations for the mobile workforce and a very useful addition to your mobile workspace toolkit. The winner of the Citrix Connect 2014 Innovation Challenge and also a graduate of the Citrix Startup Accelerator program, Cubefree is a mobile app that takes the hassle out of finding the perfect place to plug in and get work done, no ...

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