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Some thoughts around the latest buzz of Cloud Computing
It goes by many names, utility, grid, SaaS, PaaS, SOA, but whatever you call it, it's still a technology that needs to be thought of in a business sense....
Published Jun 06 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,467 views, 11 comments
Citrix XenApp Platinum Edition Advanced Concepts Guide
This book just hit my desk and I wanted to let you all know that it's out in the U.K. (as of May 1, 2008). This is the Advanced Concepts Guide folks, so keep that in mind, as it's more technical than the general guide that Reeser, Kaplan, et al...
Published Jul 08 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,356 views, 0 comments
Citrix Acquires sepagoPROFILE
At Citrix Synergy this week, Sepago will announce that they are selling their Profile Management Suite to Citrix. The agreement includes the complete takeover of the product, which will form the future core technology for profile management within the...
Published May 20 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,271 views, 0 comments
Desktop Virtualization adoption
With the big annoucement yesterday around XenDesktop and VMware's quick turnaround of a Competitive Marketng newsflash, I started to think about how many enterprises are really pushing towards this type of virtualization. We all know that server virtualization...
Published May 21 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,196 views, 9 comments
IT Governance; the foundation for an agile and flexible enterprise
I did a post week or so ago on Simplification, Standardization, and Integration and the Citrix Delivery Center. Now I want to lay the foundation for how those design principles are put to work. The foundation for any agile and flexible enterprise is IT...
Published Nov 14 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,089 views, 1 comment
Get from IT/Business "alignment" to IT/Business "integration"
Let me ask this question: "How much of an understanding do you and your management have on how your company makes money thereby having a staff that knows where the money comes from and where it goes?"...
Published May 31 2008 by Michael Keen , 5,040 views, 1 comment
Have you seen Compellent's Storage Center?
If you are wanting to build out your XenServer, VMware ESX Server, Citrix Provisioning Server, VDI solution, what would be the biggest piece of infrastructure to make sure is in place? Storage. I want to share with you the strategic partner that I use...
Published May 20 2008 by Michael Keen , 4,972 views, 0 comments
Diane Greene, CEO of VMware is Fired/Ousted
Something serious is going on within the executive offices of VMware. Only time will tell....
Published Jul 08 2008 by Michael Keen , 4,970 views, 11 comments
You want your IT project funded? Build a quality business case.
I have spent many years in working with my methodology that I shared with you all in my last post. This time I want to share more in the Analysis Phase around building a solid business case with true ROI and benefits. I'll share the highlights here with you but if you want to know more, email me and I'd be happy to share....
Published Aug 31 2008 by Michael Keen , 4,964 views, 5 comments
Who will provide the "Value Innovation" this industry needs?
There have been numerous stories bouncing around in the last couple of days concerning pricing of virtualization products along with technological differentiation discussions; who has what? Who is doing what? etc with regards to both Citrix and VMware among others. I’m sure that you all will agree with me that this industry if full of competitors, each one out there working to beat their respective competition. We hear every day about how VMware says this isn’t true about XenDesktop/XenServer and Citrix saying that they can do this and they can do that vs. VMware/VDI, etc....
Published May 27 2008 by Michael Keen , 4,809 views, 3 comments
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