On April 4th this year Citrix announced that no Synergy would be held in Europe, unlike previous years, and a new approach for the customer conference strategy was introduced: multiple regional mobility events.The article insinuated that Synergy Europe was replaced with the local conferences, starting with three mobility events (in Paris, Munich and London).
In my previous article you’ve read about my aversion against the term VDI. The introduction of Citrix XenDesktop 7 showed us that delivery of applications and desktops from shared and private computers are now integrated in one product. This requires us to explain the difference between shared versus private instead of XenApp versus XenDesktop, so now really is the time to start using new (and proper) terminology.
In the previous virtual desktop word bingo article I’ve asked you if you think we should abandon the term VDI, 61% agreed while 26% disagreed. The response showed that a lot of readers agree the term VDI is “incorrect” but replacing the term will be tough. Nonetheless I strongly believe we, as the community / experts, should strive to replace “VDI” with more future ready terminology.
I have developed a strong aversion against the term “VDI”. Basically because customers don’t understand what VDI means, caused by the simple fact that the people who explain this to the customers (the people in IT) don’t understand it either.
The term VDI is roughly 7 years old. Back then we presumed it was the right term to use, and maybe it was. But time has changed and I strongly believe we are ready for some change.
Are you ready for some virtual desktop word bingo?
I’ve been writing articles on weblogs since 5 years and figured it would be time to investigate some time in how optimizing my site. I focused on the following topics:
- Visibility on search providers (SEO)
- Author visibility
- Informing your readers
- Cross posting
After a weekend of reading articles, installing and configuring plugins and some tweaking the weekly visitors increased by 30%
Citrix has a history of buying companies to expand their product range (NetScaler, XenSource, App-DNA, etc.) and to improve their existing products (sepagoProfiles aka Citrix User Profiles, Ems-Cortex aka Citrix CloudPortal Services, Kaviza aka VDI-in-a-Box, etc.)
During Citrix Synergy Barcelona in 2011 Citrix announced the acquisition of App-DNA, resulting in the Citrix AppDNA product (rebranded from App-DNA AppTitude). With Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2012 coming in two months I wondered if Citrix should buy Lakeside Software and if they’ll announce it in Barcelona.