Yearly Archives: 2015


Desktop Transformation

BYOD & Mobile Workers and pushing in the Security and Software distribution traditional headaches, making them bigger, faster and more critical. In the background, a Desktop transformation is rolling.   Why a Desktop Transformation? Gartner says in 2020 45% of the organization will have no owned devices, that is, they will be 100% BYOD organization, and only 15% or the organization will have no BYOD in place. Take a minute to think about these figures. They are awesome! We are not talking only about employees that bring they own laptop to the office, we are also talkling about tablets, phones and any new device that will allow employees to access their data and applications to create value for corporations.       Forrester ( “2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends”.  Feb 2014) shows how new devices are becoming usual devices to work:   In the same report, Forrester points out that currenty more than 29% of workers are "anytime & any-device" workers:   So there is an evidence: BYOD , Mobility, Anytime, Any-Device... all these topics put more and more pressure in IT departments to be able to deliver applications to all these devices and users without compromising security.       Layer Cake Transformation "Anytime, anywhere information Work is the new normal" (Forrester,"2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends". Feb 2014). This is IT CONSUMERIZATION.   What is really happening is that the standard Layer Cake with HW, OS, Applications and Users, is exploding into many pieces, i.e.: new Operating Systems, tons of new devices. IT consumerization is driving the change, and nothing is going to stop it.   We can track this change over the years, starting in the old PC, then VDI attempt, and finally, Workspaces. [...]

By | 2018-04-20T11:07:27+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualizacion, Uncategorized, Virtualization|Comments Off on Desktop Transformation

What is a Workspace?

Quick snapshot Quick snapshot of what is commonly understood as a Workspace or a Workspace Aggregator   A WORKSPACE AGGREGATOR is a software that offers: Microsoft Windows, Web-based, published, SaaS, and native local and mobile applications, as well as entire HVDs Appplication self-service stores Centralized identity management (SSO) Application life-cycle management Consistent UI and context-aware access According to PQR , the term Workspace Aggregator is used to describe software that unifies the delivery of multiple application or desktop types such as: Native mobile applications; Software as a Service (SaaS) applications; Mobile web applications; Windows Applications via application virtualization or installation; Desktops, local, server Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI) or published Desktops in SBC. Core functionalities that every Workspace aggregator should offer: Source: VDI Smackdown solutions overview and feature comparison matrix  (PQR- 2013). A workspace aggregator should also evaluate the user’s device to determine which applications are available for this user on this particular device and at this particular time (context-aware access). Workspace aggregators also provide secure file data access from a broad range of devices. A workspace aggregator simplifies the deployment and life cycle management of applications. As the single point of access, (de)provisioning, auditing and monitoring is easily accomplished through security rules and policy enforcement. Workspace aggregators that are available at the market today also provide Single Sign On capabilities to applications. ‘Workspace aggregation’ is a strategic function in the future’s workspace which is independent from hardware and is OS and browser neutral. Workspace aggregators will mature and become more and more complete over the next  

By | 2015-04-10T18:45:50+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualizacion, Virtualization|Comments Off on What is a Workspace?