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Be a part of the evolution.

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The way we consume IT is always changing, but as user expectations grow and technology advances, these changes are accelerating and becoming more significant.

Join us at one of two exclusive events, where some of the industry’s most thought-provoking experts will explore how the digital work place has evolved and their insight for what the future of end user computing will look like…

A journey that is only accelerating

Fat client PC's were deployed and managed by IT. Everything installed locally and IT produced a "gold build" and unless the PC broke, it lasted for 4 or more years.

Citrix Metaframe came into focus.

Applications and desktops could be delivered remotely from an NT 4 Terminal Server.

Companies started to look at deploying applications across low bandwidth connections to remote workers. IT could securely deploy any app, to any location to any device. Citrix was the leading vendor in this space and went from strength to strength.

Citrix was now being deployed across the enterprise, as a more secure and cost efficient way of deploying desktops and applications at scale. 

Larger and more scalable deployments came along. This resulted in the rise of the Thin Client on the endpoint. Thin Clients offered an even more secure and cost effective way of deploying Citrix.

Application Virtualisation.

Became known as Microsoft App V, Softgrid starts to gain market traction in the EUC space. The solution offered application virtualisation and isolation, changing how applications were delivered. Commonly deployed on a Citrix environment to overcome DLL hell, it also allowed applications to be packaged without effecting the base build of the OS.

VMWARE View VDI, offered the ability to host and broker Windows desktop OS as virtual machine. This was an alternative to deploying Citrix which at that point, still used a multi-win Terminal server OS. Experts discussed persistent vs non persistent desktops; deploying desktop OS in a virtualised way offered the benefits of remote desktop without the application compatibility concerns of terminal services.

A host supportive technology partners emerged, Lakeside software, Liquidware labs, RES Software, Tricerat, ThinPrint, AppSense, Wyse, IGEL, RSA, Aumera, RTO TScale to name a just a few…


 In the EUC space, Atlantis, Nutanix and a handful of others, had been dominating the hyperconverged market. They simplified, reduced the cost and improved the performance of virtual desktops. Whilst both had started in 2000's, in 2016 Nutanix went IPO and Atlantis folded in 2017 selling its assets to Hive IO.

Windows XP migration on the desktop cost the world millions.....Hardware and application compatibility issues, meant that many organisations spent many years planning their Windows XP migration. For some, Virtualised desktops from Citrix and VMWARE provided the easiest way to complete the migration in a timely fashion.

Ahead of its time Amazon launched its Desktop-as-a-Service offering. This allowed Windows desktops to be consumed from the Amazon cloud. Microsoft licencing and the early concept, Amazon WorkSpaces have transformed the EUC space, acquiring innovative technology solutions.

Citrix and VMware through development and acquisition offered unified endpoint management combing their VDI solutions, mobile device management and identity management. This entire approach to manage the entire IT estate was described as the Digital Transformation.

Microsoft announced Windows Virtual Desktops, enhanced through the acquisition of FSLogix who help deliver performant Office 365 desktops from Azure. Whilst not released until 2019, pricing and technology looked to disrupt the EUC market.

Moving into a DaaS market, Nutanix acquires FRAME to allow simple, scalable applications to be deployed from the cloud. Previously helping the likes of AutoDesk, deploying applications from the cloud through a web browser, the Frame acquisition moved Nutanix further into the data centre and cloud infrastructure markets.

With approximately 48% of desktops in the enterprise still running Windows 7, many organisations are now rushing to tackle the Windows 7 challenge. With increasing support costs for Windows 7, End user computing teams are planning how best to deploy Windows 10. Windows 10 as a service and the constant updates introduces new challenges and for some moving Windows into the datacentre or cloud is again a feasible option. Customers looking at deploying virtual Windows desktops now have more choice than ever, from Citrix, VMWARE, Amazon, Microsoft, Workspot, Parallels, Cloudjumper and most recently Nutanix.

Deploying a workplace is changing

Gold images, corporate builds, 5 year refresh cycles, IT mechanics -
they are all a thing of the past.

In recent years both the users workspace and the datacentre have evolved and today organisations are looking at how they operationalise as much of the datacentre and users workspace as possible.

Whether its Windows 10, the rise of MAC's, a love for VDI or a desire to move to Desktop as a Service, the user workspace is evolving at a rapid rate and IT needs to focus more on providing service than managing devices and operating systems.

Avanite, IGEL, Ivanti and Lakeside are well known in the End user computing space and have been helping organisations manage, secure, optimize and monitor user workspaces for many years.

After being deployed across numerous organisations and following technical integration to increase the ROI of our solutions, we invite you join us as we discuss the evolution of the workspace and present our complimentary solutions.

We invite you to join the debate.


Solutions that just work

Collectively we are four key solution vendors, who are responsible for enhancing the end user computing environments of hundreds of thousands of organisations around the world. We have come together to explore and share the evolution of the digital workplace. We invite you to join the debate, discuss the key challenges facing your organisation and hear from some of the most thought-provoking technology experts with their view on the future of end user computing.

Leading experts in cookie management ensuring a performant, rich and secure user experience when accessing websites and web based content. Utilised to ensure a consistent user experience without impacting performance.

Endpoint management specialists that secure and manage both physical and virtual endpoints. This helps reduce the cost of management, improve user experience and significantly reduce the risk surrounding endpoint security.

Lakeside Software is a leader in digital experience monitoring. We specialize in developing software that helps IT teams have clear visibility into their environments in order to design and support productive digital workplaces. Our customers use Lakeside Software technology to perform in-depth workplace analytics, IT asset optimization, and AIOps.

A next generation edge Operating system that extends the life of existing endpoint hardware and connects to any cloud delivered workspace. Simple, Smart, Secure Software defined endpoints that transform how you manage your workspace.


There will be a panel discussion group featuring the technology experts and business leaders from our vendors.
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