Check out our most-viewed and most important stories of 2013

Now that 2013 is coming to an end and things are slowing down due to the holidays, let's look back at our most important, most popular, and most-viewed stories of 2013. First and foremost, 2013 was the year that we reinforced that BrianMadden.

Now that 2013 is coming to an end and things are slowing down due to the holidays, let's look back at our most important, most popular, and most-viewed stories of 2013. First and foremost, 2013 was the year that we reinforced that BrianMadden.com would focus on all aspects of end user computing, including desktop virtualization, consumerization and enterprise mobility management. We wrote an article about that early on:

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

Even after that article, some people still felt that enterprise mobility was not related to desktop virtualization. Of course I disagreed, leading to the following article which explained why desktop virtualization is absolutely related to enterprise mobility:

The merging of desktop virtualization and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Welcome to the new new end user computing. 

So since BrianMadden.com was focused on these three aspects of end user computing, here's a look at our most important stories in each category for 2013. Definitely make sure you skim each of these if you missed any of them over the year, as they really level-set everything we'll be talking and writing about as we move into 2014.

Our 15 most important Desktop Virtualization stories of 2013

Brian Madden's vision for the future of the Microsoft Windows desktop, boiled down to a few simple bullets

What's the future of Windows in the enterprise? Middleware.

2013 is the year that two of the biggest showstoppers to VDI adoption are finally solved. Here's how.

Think you can do VDI cheaper, with better performance, more reliability, and more securely than a DaaS provider? How arrogant are you?!?

Who wants to manage all the "gunk" of Windows just to deliver one app? When will you ditch Windows on the endpoint?

Will single app desktop VMs replace RDSH / Terminal Server in the future?

Windows 8.1 will add MDM-based management options, confirming Active Directory is not for device management anymore?

You know, remoting refactored Windows desktop apps for mobile devices isn't actually that bad

How to pick a storage vendor for VDI. (Hint: Flash and single instance don't matter!)

You think VDI is more secure than traditional desktops? It's not. You're wrong.

"Hey, since VDI cost $500 per user a few years ago, it should be $300 per user today, right?" Wrong!

Are you doing VDI for less than 500 users? You can't do it better than a cloud provider, so you should use DaaS.

If you have to back up client devices, you're doing something wrong

Amazon gets into the DaaS space with AWS "WorkSpaces." Here's what you need to know.

As more apps move off Windows, a "well managed" desktop is worth less and less.

Our 3 most important Enterprise Mobility Management stories of 2013

Forget all the debates about MDM, MAM, containerization, BYOD and dual persona: EMM still just comes down to how you manage email!

Will it ever be possible to move from mobile app management (MAM) to true mobile information management (MIM)?

It’s official! All MDM vendors are now also doing MAM. (Even BlackBerry!) Welcome to the new world of EMM.

Our 7 most important Consumerization stories of 2013

The delta between work capabilities and consumer capabilities is where "FUIT" happens. Luckily we're past that now!

IT isn't worrying about "data leakage." Thanks to Consumerization, IT is praying for "data ingestion!"

Rethinking network security: all your on-premises WiFi users are actually "remote" users

Being "compliant" doesn't mean you're secure. Compliance keeps you out of jail. Security keeps you out of the news.

Two reasons why User Installed Apps don't matter anymore

If you have file storage quotas of any size, your data is in the cloud.

Intel's problem: In today's world, people don't care about "Intel Inside." (They sure love "Apple Outside" though!)

Our Top 3 most commented stories of 2013

AppSense quietly fires most of their senior execs, replaces their CEO, and decides to focus on mobile?!? (Aug 20, with 27 comments)

Amazon gets into the DaaS space with AWS "WorkSpaces." Here's what you need to know. (Nov 18, with 25 comments)

Is VMware tricking customers into using more expensive VDI where RDSH would meet their needs for a lower cost? (Aug 16, with 24 comments)

Our most viewed stories of 2013

Our most-viewed story of 2013 was Jack's story on iOS 7, with almost 100,000 page views:

iOS 7 is coming out tomorrow. Here’s what I’ll be looking for. Sept 17, 96k views

Want to secure BYOC/BYOD? Assume the bad guys are recording your users' screens and keyboards, and you'll be fine! Oct 1, 83k views

How do you pick an IT vendor to trust? Jul 23, 66k views

From Harry Labana, Response to the "Open letter to non-persistent VDI fan-boys" June 27, 65k views

As more apps move off Windows, a "well managed" desktop is worth less and less. Dec 3, 59k views

The real reason the "official" Microsoft Office for iOS doesn't matter for enterprises July 10, 43k views

From Shawn Bass, Citrix plans to end support for XenApp 6.0 in 2013. What's that? You're still migrating to 6.0? Jan 17, 31k views

Check out the hard questions we're trying to answer for our upcoming book about DaaS. What are we missing? Nov 27, 29k views

Gabe's Top Post was Why are Chromebooks still a thing? Seriously... who uses these things? Oct 15, 19k views

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchVMware

Close