Author: Pete Downing

Don’t Toss Those Old Devices, Transform Them

I recently blogged about how to “Secure the Rogue Workforce with Ease” with the IGEL UD Pocket. Now, let’s focus on how to deal with outdated devices, incompatible operating systems and uncooperative existing thin clients. Before you consider tossing or donating your old assets, transform them. No, I do not mean “Office Space” style, but rather transform them with the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 3 (UDC3). UDC3 converts any x86 machine, regardless of manufacturer. Instantly convert x86 based PCs, laptops, tablets or third party Thin Clients into a universally deployable Linux-based Thin Client. Then manage these devices with IGEL’s...

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IGEL UD Pocket: Secure the Rogue Workforce with Ease

Security is top of mind for everyone these days, from the CISO all the way down to the end-user. The recent Equifax breech spooks the end-user, and the CISO is hoping a ransomware attack does not happen to his/her organization. Layer in the complexity of ‘bring your own devices’ (BYOD), remote-workers, Apple users, contractors and temporary workers. According to CBS MoneyWatch, 67% of workers use their own devices at work. Gartner estimates 50% of workplaces will have a BYOD policy of sorts in 2017. CISOs are having heartburn due to the fact you cannot fully control these devices, especially...

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When Technologies Collide

As folks know, Landesk/Heat/Ivanti has made many key acquisitions over the last year. I have been in and around the technology industry approximately 20 years. I started in IT, was a sales engineer but spent the bulk of my career being a product manager. Now that I am out of product management, it is refreshing but exciting because I now see things from the customer point of view. As I read the latest blog from my friends at Ivanti, I found it interesting both as a partner and customer, but with the mindset of an ex-product manager. As a...

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Let Citrix Lead You to Windows 10 Enlightenment

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 just release… now what? I recently covered in a blog how daunting the rolling out Windows 10 can be but attempted to simplify it by giving some guidance on the many but important terminology. Over the next few weeks I will cover the many partners XenTegra works with and how they can help with tackling Windows 10! Today: Citrix Can Help Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp can alleviate Windows 10 adoption across the enterprise in a few ways: Preview Windows 10 in a hosted virtual machine on XenDesktop. Give users the ability to ‘try...

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The Fall 2017 Guide to Windows 10

Ahhhhh…. Fall, where the leaves change color and Microsoft releases a new/updated version of Windows 10. The release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is looming, how is your Windows 10 migration going? Still trying to get your head around all these terms – Windows Insider Program, Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, Long-Term Servicing Branch and now Semi-Annual Channel. Oh, and let’s not forget updates and rings!? Remember the good old days of Windows 7 where all we had to worry about was patching and service packs. No wonder Enterprises are dragging their feet adopting Windows 10. Back...

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