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Building a Virtual Desktop for the Optimum Experience – A Comprehensive “Cheat Sheet”

Written by: Jed AyresPublished: May 16, 2019

Anyone familiar with end user computing (EUC) knows that building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution in the cloud can be complex. From budgeting and planning to selecting your cloud, platform and solution stack – be it Microsoft, Citrix or VMware – client devices, analytics and more, there’s a lot to consider.… Read More »

“Byte-Sized” Book Project is Almost Here

Written by: Bas van KaamPublished: May 2, 2019

It all started with a simple email in late 2018. We exchanged a couple of ideas, followed a by a phone call a few days later. Instantly we were both enthusiastic about the idea: ask various IT communities from all over the world to send us their personal Cloud-related design principles, architectural recommendations, tips, tricks,… Read More »

IT Gets Fancy: Out of the Garage and into the Lab

Written by: Simon TownsendPublished: May 1, 2019

IT needs to evolve and the growing complexity of the endpoint estate is certainly a driver. Where once IT people were endpoint ‘mechanics’ keeping hardware assets running like a smoothly functioning automobile, IT is now a very different game.  The advent of endpoint software assets and sophisticated workplace analytics, the exponential growth of applications and… Read More »

Fall in love with a Windows migration

Written by: Martijn van TrichtPublished: April 26, 2019

Do you have Windows 7 deployed on your endpoints? Migrating to Windows 10 seems the logical step forward? From January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be supported (without cost). Those who haven’t yet migrated, question how to and how long such migration could take? Increased updates, constant patching and application compatibility are some of… Read More »

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An Englishman’s Home is His Castle

Written by: Simon RichardsPublished: April 22, 2019

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that UK house prices have increased just 0.6% in the past year – no doubt a reflection about the uncertainty created by Brexit, a slowdown in the buy to let market and the challenge of getting a mortgage anyhow. Even so, it means the average… Read More »

IGEL Technology Crushes Dell Provisioning for VMware Workspace ONE

Written by: Jeff KalbergPublished: April 15, 2019

Summary: “Zero Touch” Windows PC provisioning is a myth! Windows belongs in the data center, not on the edge (particularly Windows 10) Windows provisioning is about the “latest” updates and patches; anything that requires a “master” image is inevitably going to slow down endpoint updates (you just can’t be sure it’ll work for every endpoint).… Read More »

IT’s Getting Busy in 2019 – IGEL Delivers the Savings to Support Transformation

Written by: Simon ClephanPublished: March 21, 2019

We know that a lot is being asked of IT these days. The balance between keeping the wheels on and driving new digital innovation has never been more of a challenge. Even so, senior business managers aren’t seeing the payoff for all of IT’s hard work. Consider the findings in Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG’s) annual… Read More »

Windows 10: The (Bad) Gift that Keeps on Giving

Written by: Jeff KalbergPublished: March 13, 2019

Microsoft is in the thick of it again, announcing it will arbitrarily reserve storage on Windows 10 Version 1903 in order to ensure available disk space for updates, apps, system caches and the like. According to a Microsoft blog, the reserved space cannot be removed from the OS. It expects about 7GB to be reserved,… Read More »

NVIDIA + Citrix + IGEL = Support for Unified Communications in VDI

Written by: Simon ClephanPublished: March 11, 2019

Unified communications is top of mind for nearly every customer I visit, it’s one of two key applications that just have to “sing” when you deliver a desktop virtually. (The other is Office).  For performance reasons, you need to supercharge the VDI session with some enhanced graphics capabilities, hence my attendance at NVIDIA GTC event… Read More »

It’s 2019 and Survey Says VDI is Mainstream!

Written by: Doug BrownPublished: March 8, 2019

Is this the year that Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) finally goes mainstream? According to a survey performed by the community-driven “The Year of VDI” initiative,” 78% of VDI professionals responding say, “Yes!”The recent survey, which was ushered by IGEL Communitymember Johan van Amersfoort, polled 146 endpoint computing experts. These respondents are responsible for deploying a… Read More »