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Death, Taxes and The Evolution of the Enterprise Desktop – are you prepared?

In life we all know a few things are for certain — besides the obvious “death and taxes” — another certainty is that there will also ALWAYS be change.

This maxim can especially be applied to the IT industry and certainly about the desktop/workspace/user/BYOD/DAAS/VDI/SAAS landscape we are seeing morph before our eyes. All of these options certainly raise plenty of questions to an organization trying to figure out what their go-forward desktop strategy should look like.

  • “How do I get started?”
  • “What are the best options for me now and in the long-term?”
  • “How do I keep from making expensive mistakes?”
  • “Am I actually PREPARED to act on my decisions when I want to or more importantly when I NEED to?”

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User Group Summary: User Profiles – London, March 9th 2011

Good to see a lot of new faces joining those who came for another helping. As well as attendees from Law, Finance, IT, Manufacturing and Government we had a number of housing associations and a delegation from Citrix User Profile dev & tests team for our session around “User Profiles”. We covered two main topics:

  1. User Profiles Inside Out”  a Q&A session from Sepago’s IT Architect Helge Klein (http://www.sepago.de/helge/)
  2. Microsoft Roaming Profiles – They Suck”, a round-the-room-as-a-table-wasn’t-big-enough discussion on managing user profiles at the coal-face.

We also had a brief look at the new Virtual User Environment Manager product from Citrixtools.net and had a preview of a new comparison document “User Profile Management Smackdown”.

We are grateful to have had AppSense, RES Software and triCerat sponsor the event, and take part in our ‘speed presenting’ trial.

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