I'm in London this week for TechTarget's Modern End User Computing show, and it turns out that AppSense's Jon Rolls is also in town.
I'm in London this week for TechTarget's Modern End User Computing show, and it turns out that AppSense's Jon Rolls is also in town. (Funny because we both live in the Bay Area.) Jon runs product management for AppSense's DesktopNow product, and he's the guy who commented, "Looks like we owe BrianMadden.com an update" when I wrote about rumors of AppSense changing their strategy a few weeks ago. So since we're both in London, we sat down today to catch up (along with Gabe back in the US). In this podcast, we talked about what AppSense is currently up to with DesktopNow (it's not going anywhere) as well as MobileNow and DataNow. We learned that they're all on a trajectory that will hopefully culminate in some sort of end user and management integration sometime in the future. In addition to that, here's what we talked about:
- Generation 2 VDI is here with newer OSes & technologies, along with more mature solutions and broader use cases
- In spite of Gen 2 VDI, RDSH keeps popping up as the most appropriate solution in many organizations
- What do we actually want to follow us around? Data for sure, but what else? Just because we CAN make things follow us, should we?
- Where layering fits into an application management solution, when you need it and when you don't
- Jon's history as part of Citrix in the late 1990's and early 2000's and whether or not he had anything to do with Citrix Project Vertigo (it's fun to reminisce!)
- AFORE Solutions' desktop security product and how AppSense should acquire them