The world’s largest organizations are adopting cloudbased infrastructure and services at a dizzying pace. Software as a service (SaaS) offerings such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 are among the more popular cloud-based services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.
Refresh and reset are powerful additions to the arsenal of recovery tools found in Windows 8. Resetting reverts a machine back to a base image of the initial installation; refreshing a machine is a little less drastic in that it keeps some applications, and more importantly, keeps all user data safe while still fully cleansing a PC of many troublesome issues.
Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read. Find out what to consider when upgrading from Windows XP to a new operating system.
Android, iOS and Windows-based mobile devices—including smartphones, tablets and everything in between—have transformed enterprise computing, providing new mobility and flexibility for people and IT. At the same time, they compound the challenge of maintaining effective security and privacy of business information. Read this Citrix technical how-to guide—updated for Android 4.4, iOS 7.1, and Windows Phone.
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices increase productivity by accelerating decision making and responsiveness. As a result, the number of business users relying on corporate and bring-your-own (BYO) mobile devices continues to grow rapidly—with email serving as the primary app to service customers and facilitate collaboration.
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Unfortunately most large organizations aren't ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution remaining woefully unsearchable while languishing behind departmental silos. This whitepaper explores how your organization can leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT—but creating new challenges around security. This paper describes these issues and explains how they can be addressed effectively with Citrix BYOD solutions.
It's inevitable that upgrading to a new version of an operating system or application comes with a bit of a learning curve. With Windows 8.1, though--and its predecessor Windows 8--the curve is steep, and just finding simple tools and features can be a challenge.
Leveraging the cloud to bring cost effectiveness and efficiency to an organisation must always be coupled with advanced security measures. Learn how Centrify, through its wide range of products, is able to provide firms both basic and advanced identity access management solutions - making fully integrated security possible.
"VM performance is ultimately determined by the underlying physical hardware and the hypervisor that serves as the foundation for your virtual infrastructure. This foundation has become simpler over the years, but there are still several areas that need to be fine-tuned to maximize the VM performance for your environment.
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"The number of vCPUs should be one of your most important considerations when sizing virtual machines. But getting the right balance — neither over-allocating nor under-allocating — is a challenge. You’ll need to select the number of vCPUs, the size of the virtual disk, the number of vNICs and the amount of memory. With all those variables, a little guidance is in order.
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The ability to take Windows applications and desktops mobile has many advantages, but the variation in mobile device types, including form factor and platform, makes the process of identifying a single solution to address all the employees’ requirements complex. This paper discusses how Citrix can help take Windows mobile on any device.
Windows 8 includes many new security features, such as secure password storage, secure boot functions, anti-malware defenses, and even enhanced reputation capabilities. Will these features be enough to mitigate risks to users and corporate networks?
PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on Windows Defender and Symantec Endpoint Protection, on Windows 8 in August 2012. Read this comparison report for detailed results from performance tests.