Will You Make the Windows XP Deadline in Time? - Ep.1 - 10X IT Productivity Series


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Presented by RES Software and Citrix AppDNA

If your computers are among the 30% expected to still be running XP after April 2014 then you may face significant vulnerabilities. There are significant vulnerabilities, as well as additional cost for extended support contracts from Microsoft.

Learn how to smoothly migrate from Windows XP and unlock the door to vast improvements in desktop management. What if you could use that crucial project as a lever to make you 10X more productive at delivering IT services and managing user workspaces?

Explore your options. Learn how 10X productivity improvements are not beyond your reach.

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  • If you haven’t heard about it by now you have been living in outer space.Get off your hands and DO SOMETHING!!!XP = 33% market share (Aug 2013)http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-sees-record-market-share-in-august-leapfrogs-os-x-1177416Affects everyone core + channel- plus has specific vertical interests – HIPPA, gov’t, price of extended supportKey Play: Best Desktop TCO & a strategic imperative for MSFT
  • Stop Dragging your feet.
  • Sean 4 min.Motivation: Enterprises faced with desktop deployment projects, physical or virtual or a combination (hybrid) face many of the same general phases across projects. We will show how RES can ease the scope and burden of these projects at each and every project phase. If you look at most desktop deployment projects today, be they physical or virtual, the components of DDS from RES play a significant role at each critical phase.Discovery: BDA can actively collect critical details about the existing desktops that can be generated into reports for much more comprehensive scoping of the deployment project. Above and beyond static inventory of what’s installed but what users are using and how they would be impacted.Design: In the Design phase, everything learned in the Discovery phase is digested and developed into a comprehensive plan for the desktop transformation. Capitalizing on what was gleaned from the BDA the Workspace designer can be used to be lifted as part of the user persona, and the modeling capabilities of Workspace Designer can determine the actual desktop end state based on a given configuration.Build: In the Build phase, desktop transformation begins to take place, with required components being installed and configured. For example the Workspace designer can be used to complete and prototype the end user workspaces for deployment. The Data Synch capabilities of WSM can be used to maintain daily continuity in the end user experience. Deploy: a well-executed deployment can make or break the project. The following RES components/capabilities are key to the Deployment phase: Usage Tracking; Automation; Data Synch; White list / Blacklist; Context Aware Privileges; RBA.Manage: The longest running phase is on going management and maintenance and a well managed Desktop project ensures in its overall success and longevity. RES components that are critical – Usage Tracking; Application Self Service(?); Data Synch; Automated User Provisioning; Context Awareness.
  • The AppDNA overview report shows applications and target technologies – and their compatibility – at a glance. Determine if an application will have no issues (green), some issues (amber/yellow) or serious issues (red) at a glance. Have a general idea of application compatibility before scoping, sizing or starting the project. Test applications for compatibility on Windows 7 and Windows 8, virtualization with XenApp and App-V, plus web applications on IE all at one time. See a clear snapshot of early success, where work is involved and where virtualization may be a deployment option.
  • Bob 2 min.RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer provide essential insights to desktop architects and administrators into the current state of the desktop environment.- Better understanding about what applications are there and what is really used.- Recently we have added rich Excel reports for committed customers and insight in Dropbox usage.
  • The way people work today has been transformed.We moved away from uniform PC usage (which was the de facto standard just 10 years ago) to a complex mix of different application delivery technologies. Today we want access to enterprise IT services 24/7 from any location, and a traditional PC simply does not support this. To achieve this highly flexible way of working, IT must use the hybrid application delivery models discussed earlier. The result is, without dismissing legacy application delivery methods, we must introduce many new and more flexible technologies to deliver IT services in many situations; and this has led to much more complex environments for IT to manage.In short, our customers tell us (and we’ve seen with our own eyes) that new technologies often don’t replace other technologies. Instead, as new devices are rolled out, each one brings along its own management tools, one morelayer of complexity to the infrastructure. And IT is forced to come up with solutions for managing this increasingly complex environment.
  • Defining Context Rules ensures that Users have access to the right applications, data, printers and settings based upon their identity, location, device type and time of dayNetwork LocationOS TypeApplication VersionUSB StorageHardware Specification
  • From a single, intuitive management console, IT Professionals can provide a User access to the correct applications, data, and other services they need to do their job
  • This is a our joint case study mentioned earlier. CTXS promotes this heavily on twitter, etc.“We are very excited to see valuable partners like Ntersect use the complimentary solutions from Citrix and RES Software to bring customers to modern desktops in a fraction of the time,” said Penny Gralewski, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Citrix. “We encourage all of our partners and customers to look at these solutions as part of their tool set for transitioning to vnext desktops.”
  • Will You Make the Windows XP Deadline in Time? - Ep.1 - 10X IT Productivity Series

    1. 1. 11 Copyright © 2013, RES Software. All rights reserved. 0113Copyright © 2013, RES Software. All rights reserved. 0113 Will You Make the Windows XP Deadline in Time? Risks, Costs and Solutions for Windows XP End of Life and Beyond 10X IT Productivity Webinar Series, Ep. 1 Penny Gralewski Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Citrix Sean Donahue Sr. Director Alliances at RES Software
    2. 2. 222 Today’s Topics • What is End of Life? • Risks / Costs • Steps to the Demise of Windows XP • Wrangle your Apps • Separate your Users • Windows 8.1?? Windows 9?? • Empower your Users #10xIT
    3. 3. 333 When? What? Where? When? April 8, 2014 What? No more service packs (SP) No more hot fixes No more support Where? 33% - 50% of Enterprise Organization
    4. 4. 44
    5. 5. 555 Upgrade? Or Roll the Dice? To Upgrade? Or Not? Malware Virus Soft Targets Paid Extended $upport Rolling 3-Year $upport Cost$ Double in Year 2
    6. 6. 666 Why Don’t Companies Upgrade? • Application Libraries • Too many applications amassed over 10 years • Incompatibilities with Windows 7 / 8 • Incompatibilities with Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10 • Incompatibilities with App-V 4.x / 5 • User Disruption • 10 years of user familiarity • Loss of productivity • Increased help desk burden • The neighbor effect
    7. 7. 77 So, how do you approach this paradigm?
    8. 8. 888 Smooth migrations with the right tools Empower Discover Design Deploy Build RES Workspace Designer RES Workspace Manager SCCM App-V Citrix AppDNA The IT Store RES Automation Manager SCCM XenApp / XenDesktop Citrix AppDNA RES BDA
    9. 9. 99 Step 1 – Identify Scoping
    10. 10. 101010 Choose the both path or mix physical & virtual
    11. 11. 111111 How to solve the real app compat problems
    12. 12. 121212 What’s the time, cost, risk?
    13. 13. 1313 Step 1 – Discover  Scoping
    14. 14. 141414 Physical or Virtual Operating System Application Physical Install Physical Install Server-based Computing Hosted Session-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure XenApp Windows on a Stick App-V Streaming Image Management Package Management
    15. 15. 151515 The Growing Impact on IT Is managing IT getting too complex and costly? Traditional Apps & PC Lifecycle Management Systems Task Workers & Desktop PCs Virtualized & Streamed Apps Knowledge Workers & Laptops Virtual & Remote Desktops Mobile Workers & Tablet PCs Cloud-Based Apps & Mobile Device Management Remote/Home Office Workers & smart phones App Delivery & Management User Workstyles & Devices
    16. 16. 161616 User Disruption This doesn’t work… Help me! This is so slow!! I hate this new desktop! I used to have… I can’t find… Where is my ….?
    17. 17. 171717 Make the user agnostic Windows XP • Applications • Data • Printers • Settings Windows 7 SBC Citrix XenDesktop Windows 7 Windows 9
    18. 18. 181818 Is it Just about Happy Users? • Consistency is key to happy users • Faster access is also key • IT needs compliance and control • Nirvana is providing the right IT services to the right users in the right situation
    19. 19. 191919 Location and Device Awareness Examples: • Network location • OS type • Application version • USB storage • Hardware spec
    20. 20. 202020 Enterprise Class Management • Single management console • Lightweight architecture • Just a few clicks away
    21. 21. 212121 Step 6: High Five Place Hand Here
    22. 22. 222222 Delivering Customer, Partner Success Read the best case study ever http://www.ressoftware.com/resources/case-studies
    23. 23. 232323 Don’t hesitate to reach out to us: Sean Donahue Sr. Director Alliances SeanDo@ressoftware.com @SeanDo40 Penny Gralewski Sr. Product Marketing Mgr. Penny.Gralewski@Citrix.com @AppDNA www.citrix.com/appdna Questions? Comments? Concerns? Thank you for attending! Stay tuned for the next episode of the IT Productivity Webinar Series http://www3.ressoftware.com/10xIT2.html Try Citrix AppDNA http://try.citrix.com/AppDNATrial Read the best case study ever http://www.ressoftware.com/resources/case- studies Watch the whiteboard of XP EoL http://www.youtube.com/user/RESSoftware
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