BriForum 2012 conference coverage

Chicago, July 24-26

As the lines blur between desktop virtualization and consumerization, IT needs to rethink its delivery of desktops, applications and services to end users.

That was the theme at BriForum 2012 in Chicago, where the bring your own device (BYOD) trend and enterprise mobility shared the spotlight with traditional topics such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and remote application delivery. Dozens of expert speakers shared their insights on everything from BYOD readiness and mobile information management to Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 and WAN optimization.

If you missed out or just want to relive the fun, check out our complete coverage of BriForum 2012. See you next year!

Interested in learning more about other TechTarget events? Find out more about our Consumerization of IT Seminar with Brian Madden, coming to multiple U.S. cities in 2013.

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Conference news and analysis

BriForum 2012 taps into mobile topics
BriForum 2012 focused on everything from virtual desktop best practices to BYOD. In this video, SearchVirtualDesktop.com's Alyssa Wood talked to Gabe Knuth about BriForum's popular sessions and the emphasis on mobile topics.

Embracing IT consumerization in six steps
IT and users can have a mutually beneficial relationship when it comes to IT consumerization, but it takes sacrifices from both parties. IT pros at BriForum 2012 shared their secrets to empowering users, such as managing data and providing alternatives to consumer applications.

HTML5 Web apps add device integration, but still trail native apps
With new APIs, HTML5 Web apps put up their dukes against native applications. Web apps can now integrate with the cameras, microphones and storage on mobile devices, but they still don't knock out native apps.

On the 'losing battle' of fighting consumerization
When hundreds of IT pros, vendors and consultants with different perspectives come together in one place, the conversation can get lively. In this edition of Consumerization Quotes, IT folks talk about the death of Flash, the long-term future of Windows desktops and the futility of fighting consumerization.

Consumerization Nation: Live from BriForum 2012
Co-hosts Jack Madden and Colin Steele hit the expo hall floor with guest Brian Katz for a special on-site edition of their Consumerization Nation podcast. They discussed mobile information and application management, dual-persona technology and much more.

Windows 7: Your last Windows desktop migration?
Technology advances too quickly to have a certain future, but Microsoft plans to support Windows 7 until 2020. With mobile devices growing in popularity, you might never have to do another Windows desktop migration again.