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  • BrianMadden.com's three focus areas: Desktop Virtualization, Consumerization, and Enterprise Mobility Management

    You may remember a few months ago I wrote an article suggesting that the topics of "Desktop Virtualization" and "Consumerization" were merging . I also announced at that time that we intended to merge the contents of our ConsumerizeIT.com website into...
    by Brian Madden on January 17, 2013 : 2 comments , 9,253 views
  • Want to work for BrianMadden.com? Gabe and Brian are hiring a full-time San Francisco-based assistant

    As the popularity of desktop virtualization increases, the popularity of BrianMadden.com increases. This is great, except Gabe and I are pulled in a lot of different directions and there's definitely more work than we can handle. But we're both...
    by Brian Madden on April 30, 2010 : 0 comments , 3,934 views
  • Microsoft releases App-V 4.6. Will this unlock your virtual potential?

    Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of their application virtualization solution: App-V 4.6. In this article, Ruben Spruijt explains why application virtualization is the way to GO and what the new features of App-V 4.6 are (including the functionality...
    by Ruben Spruijt on February 23, 2010 : 3 comments , 16,600 views
  • Reflections on our work life on the one year anniversary of being acquired by TechTarget

    On November 20, 2008, Gabe and I wrote that The Brian Madden Company had been acquired by TechTarget . It's hard to believe it's been a year already, although it's cool that I finally know most of my coworkers' names. In the past year...
    by Brian Madden on November 20, 2009 : 9 comments , 4,742 views
  • Announcing the BrianMadden.com daily podcast

    Last week we started an experiment where we're publishing audio version of our daily articles in a sort of daily podcast. These are "real" audio versions, with Gabe or me actually recording ourselves explaining the articles. We attach the...
    by Brian Madden on November 15, 2009 : 1 comments , 14,154 views
  • Hundreds of hours of past BriForum session videos are now online (and free!)

    We now have hundreds of videos of past BriForum sessions online and freely available. They’re all in the “videos” section of BrianMadden.com which is accessible via the red menu across the top of the page or via the direct link of www...
    by Brian Madden on August 21, 2009 : 4 comments , 6,699 views
  • BriForum 2009 Smackdown!

    Past week was one of the most interesting weeks of the year! BriForum 2009 is the Application and Desktop delivery event with no-nonsense presentations, great presenters and cool vendors. More than 405 attendees (vendors included) where at the venue....
    by Ruben Spruijt on July 28, 2009 : 0 comments , 4,418 views
  • Announcing Brian Madden TV - a weekly "behind the headlines" online news show

    Gabe and I are happy to announce a new weekly online news show about the desktop and application virtualization industry called "Brian Madden TV." The first episode is available now . (Is this a "beta?" Or a "pilot?") The...
    by Brian Madden on February 19, 2009 : 5 comments , 3,822 views
  • Thanks to TechTarget, I'm now able to spend time talking to the 100+ vendors in our industry

    It's been three months since Gabe and I joined TechTarget . So far we're finding that what we'd hoped would happen is indeed happening, namely, that we're both able to spend more time focusing on understanding and writing about the desktop...
    by Brian Madden on February 17, 2009 : 19 comments , 5,095 views
  • VDI, VDI+, VDI.next... Really, it's all about all desktops. (And so are we!)

    Last night I was thinking about something I'd written last week. In a conversation about what is or isn't "VDI," I wrote about how the term "VDI" was evolving to what I called "VDI+", but that in five years it wouldn't...
    by Brian Madden on December 11, 2008 : 12 comments , 7,668 views
  • Application Virtualization Solutions Overview and Feature Comparison Matrix, Reloaded!

    In April 2007, I released the first Application Virtualization Feature Compare Matrix, aka ‘The Matrix’. In December 2008, a new white paper is released. This document will provide information about the various application- and desktop delivery...
    by Ruben Spruijt on December 10, 2008 : 2 comments , 8,394 views
  • Farewell (for now)

    This will be my last post. I'm not going to write about strategy or anything else, but more of a way to let you all know that it has been great writing content for Brian and Gabe. Back in May, Brian asked me to take what I was doing on my old blog...
    by Michael Keen on December 02, 2008 : 5 comments , 4,113 views
  • How should we do product reviews on BrianMadden.com?

    One of the best things about being part of TechTarget is that Gabe and I can spent a lot more time writing. In the very old days (of 2003), I did a fair amount of honest-to-goodness products reviews. We haven't really done too many (if any?) of these...
    by Brian Madden on November 24, 2008 : 8 comments , 11,446 views
  • BrianMadden.com is now part of TechTarget

    I'm happy to announce that we have been acquired by TechTarget . This is really cool because it means that Gabe and I can focus 100% on writing and interacting with the community, and we don't have to be weighed down by all the operational minutia...
    by Brian Madden on November 20, 2008 : 25 comments , 10,854 views
  • Hey! We have a new website

    We launched a new version of BrianMadden.com last night. Hopefully the only changes you notice are that it's faster and more available. A few notes: The forums are pretty cool now. We have the Community News section, which has the RSS feeds of various...
    by Brian Madden on October 28, 2008 : 22 comments , 4,987 views
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Old Wine in New Bottles?!

    Is virtual desktop infrastructure old wine in new bottles?! Will this still be the case in 2010? If there is just one buzzword in the IT industry, then it is “virtualization.” Nowadays we virtualize the network, storage, hardware, desktops and applications. Desktop or workspace virtualization is an application that is gaining in importance. This form of virtualization can, in essence, be divided into to parts: “server-hosted” and “client-side.” The type of desktop virtualization that is receiving the most attention is “server-hosted.” More and more organizations are asking themselves whether they must choose between Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), Server-Based Computing (SBC) or local desktops. Questions that arise include: Will VDI replace the SBC concept? What are the pros and cons of VDI? What role do application virtualization and OS streaming play in the overall concept?...
    by Ruben Spruijt on September 23, 2008 : 11 comments , 6,398 views
  • Understanding all the Application and Desktop delivery solutions in 30 minutes

    The “Application and Desktop Delivery solutions” diagram has been developed in order to be able to provide a complete overview of the various applications and desktop delivery solutions. This article was written by Ruben Spruijt in order to introduce the highlights of the delivery solutions in 30 minutes. There are so many delivery solutions that the functionalities can be confused through incomplete knowledge. The point of this article is not to describe all of the application scenarios or the technical advantages or disadvantages, but purely as a high level, vendor dependent overview of the start of technology in the applications and desktop delivery segment. Hopefully this overview will be helpful!...
    by Ruben Spruijt on July 16, 2008 : 11 comments , 17,163 views
  • BriForum 2008 "Tomorrow's news today"

    "Tomorrow's news today" that's BriForum 2008. Together with 20 other speakers I joined the BriForum crew this year. It's really an honor to be part of this impressive list of awesome experts and it's great to learn from these guys! This year I gave three presentations: Hyper-V unleashed, Streaming Smackdown 2008 Edition and Top10 challenges with SoftGrid (and other application virtualization solutions). These presentations can be downloaded from Virtuall, hopefully that makes sense! ...
    by Ruben Spruijt on July 02, 2008 : 0 comments , 11,734 views
  • Brian Madden's June speaking schedule: Sweden, Chicago, London, The Netherlands, and Belgium

    May and June are prime conference and seminar months. I'll be speaking at the following events in June:...
    by Brian Madden on May 29, 2008 : 12 comments , 7,686 views
  • Today is my five-year blogging anniversary

    On May 28, 2003, I posted my first blog entry on BrianMadden.com. You can still read it today, with DocID #1 - "Tarantella buys New Moon." So what made me decide to blog? Like most things in life, the path was not direct....
    by Brian Madden on May 27, 2008 : 23 comments , 6,617 views