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October 24, 2016
The rise of data breaches puts security as a top priority in businesses, and VDI is a layer that can help IT minimize the number of vulnerable endpoints.
September 22, 2016
User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.
July 12, 2016
Applications and data used to all live on Windows desktops, but today's users access many of their resources elsewhere. Workspaces might be the best way for IT to regain central management.
May 27, 2016
IT pros at Citrix Synergy 2016 talk about the challenges they've run into with desktop and application virtualization. At the top of the list: calculating whether VDI will provide a big enough return on investment.
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Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops. Continue Reading
VDI shops don't need to install applications within virtual desktops for apps to interact with the host operating system. Instead, they can deliver and manage applications separately using app layering. Continue Reading
VDI shops should keep a few key considerations in mind when planning for virtual desktop disaster recovery, such as which applications are most important to business operations. Continue Reading
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Choosing the right endpoints for VDI is essential. Explore five options for VDI thin clients -- including Raspberry Pi devices and Google Chromebooks -- and what differentiates them from each other. Continue Reading
Storage is one of the things that can make or break a VDI deployment. It's important to buy enough to support the dynamic workloads that virtual desktops create throughout a normal day, but companies have to be careful not to buy too much. ... Continue Reading
Microsoft's Windows Bridge tools help IT treat different types of applications as universal apps, making it easier to manage physical and virtual desktops. Continue Reading
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When it comes to VDI, IT must be ready to troubleshoot common problems associated with virtual desktop performance, back-end infrastructure, product platforms and persona management. Continue Reading
Traditional passwords simply aren't good enough for VDI shops. Instead they need to make users' devices require a second form of authentication or use one-time passwords that change frequently. Continue Reading
Picking the right endpoint for a VDI deployment is important. Organizations can turn to Google Chromebox devices to save money and simplify management. Continue Reading
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Network latency problems can make even the simplest tasks impossible on a virtual desktop. IT needs to use performance monitoring to identify the source of latency to fix the problem. Continue Reading
Boot storms bring VDI deployments to a grinding halt, but batch booting and network interface card teaming can prevent the problem without having to buy new hardware. Continue Reading
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of remote desktop USB redirection, including the ins and outs of Citrix's USB redirection features and which devices raise red flags. Continue Reading