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AppSense DesktopNow and VMware Horizon 6: Better Together

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on April 11, 2014  /   Posted in DesktopNow, Executive Insights, General  /  0 comments
VMware and AppSense

AppSense is delighted to partner with VMware on this week’s release of RDSH support for hosted applications with Horizon 6. Our long relationship, including founder membership in VMware Technology Alliance Partnership, and VMworld 2009 gold award for best desktop virtualization, is built on delivering exceptional value to VMware customers. When

AppSense DesktopNow and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on January 28, 2014  /   Posted in Corporate, DesktopNow, Executive Insights  /  0 comments
citrix-ready

AppSense is delighted to partner with Citrix on the forthcoming updates of XenApp and XenDesktop. Our long relationship, including founder membership in Citrix Ready and Citrix Ready partner of the year in 2010, is built on delivering exceptional value to Citrix customers. When used in conjunction with XenApp and XenDesktop,

Resource-Level Security and Policy in the Real World

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on May 08, 2013  /   Posted in DataNow, Executive Insights, Mobile Management  /  3 comments

Last week I described how the move to a resource-level security model and policy, is essential in today’s world of loosely-managed devices, cloud services and BYOX. The old device-centric approach to security is no longer effective – you can’t hide all user devices behind a corporate firewall, it’s not acceptable

The Corporate Firewall is Dying

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on May 01, 2013  /   Posted in Executive Insights  /  9 comments

I had the idea for this post for a while but, this article from brianmadden.com finally kicked me into writing it. With Gartner’s research showing that 38% of CIOs expect to stop providing devices to users by 2016, it is clear that the trend of consumerization (and BYOD in particular)

User Experience Ranks High on IT’s Technology Checklist

Posted by Darron Antill, CEO on April 29, 2013  /   Posted in Executive Insights  /  3 comments

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is one of the hottest technology topics in the market today. As such, it has caused numerous companies – including AppSense – to push the envelope and develop new technology solutions designed to simplify the user experience while satisfying the requirements of IT departments. However, every organization is

Is Your Workforce Truly Enabled?

Posted by Darron Antill, CEO on April 22, 2013  /   Posted in Executive Insights  /  2 comments

When I first started working, policies were completely different from what they are today. Employees went to the office each day, sat at their desktops, accessed information from their local network drives and worked the standard “office hours.” But times have most certainly changed for all of us, and the

Plucking Success From Failure

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on April 17, 2013  /   Posted in Executive Insights  /  4 comments

Sometimes an innovator hits on a great idea and succeeds at the first try, but usually it’s the result of repeated attempts, and learning from many failures including the failures of others. Where would Windows 7 have been without Vista? Where would the iPad be without previous tablets that showed

Are Corporate App Stores the New COIT Trend?

Posted by Darron Antill, CEO on April 15, 2013  /   Posted in Executive Insights  /  1 comment

It is no secret that COIT has had a tremendous impact on global enterprises, as employees are using any technology assets available (corporate and personally-owned) to do their jobs more effectively. This COIT trend impacts the way we all do business, myself included. Productivity is often about personal choice and

The Future of Desktop Management: People-Centric Computing

Posted by Jon Rolls, CTO of Desktop on April 12, 2013  /   Posted in Desktop Management, Executive Insights  /  1 comment

I’ve been attending Microsoft Management Summit this week and hearing a lot about “people-centric computing”, a phrase we like very much at AppSense. Another phrase used by Microsoft on this topic is “Enabling users to be productive, responsibly”, which is closely related to the AppSense mission statement: “To enable a world

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