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Combining two technologies can often be cumbersome. Every other Monday, join Neil C Hughes, a tech columnist and #1 best-selling author on Amazon, as he interviews technology companies on the latest tech they’ve developed and their integration with Citrix. If you are a tech enthusiast looking for how Citrix technology alliances have solved industry challenges and empowered people to unlock their full potential, this podcast is for you.

Tech Fusion By Citrix Ready Neil C. Hughes

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Combining two technologies can often be cumbersome. Every other Monday, join Neil C Hughes, a tech columnist and #1 best-selling author on Amazon, as he interviews technology companies on the latest tech they’ve developed and their integration with Citrix. If you are a tech enthusiast looking for how Citrix technology alliances have solved industry challenges and empowered people to unlock their full potential, this podcast is for you.

    Fusing Cloud Innovation and Security: The IGEL-Citrix Alliance Unleashed

    Fusing Cloud Innovation and Security: The IGEL-Citrix Alliance Unleashed

    Have you ever wondered how the rapid transition of workloads to the cloud is reshaping the demands on endpoint security and management? In this episode Neil C. Hughes engages with James Millington from IGEL and James Hsu from Citrix in a deep dive into their groundbreaking partnership.

    This collaboration is not just about technology integration; it's about reinventing how businesses access and manage cloud environments and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with an eye on security, efficiency, and user experience.

    IGEL has boldly shifted its focus towards providing a secure, Linux-based endpoint operating system (OS), stepping away from its previous hardware-centric model. This pivot allows IGEL to collaborate closely with hardware giants like HP and Lenovo, ensuring that businesses can tap into precisely what they need for seamless cloud connectivity and VDI operations. The duo discusses the transformative benefits of this shift, emphasizing enhanced user experiences, reduced IT administration efforts, and significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

    The conversation turns intriguing as they explore the unique value IGEL's approach brings to Citrix customers. With continuous updates and the latest features, IGEL's OS ensures that Citrix technologies are fully leveraged, delivering high-definition experiences across the board. The partnership's strengths shine in healthcare scenarios, where security, time efficiency, and flexibility are paramount for care providers.

    As the future beckons more workloads to the cloud, both James Millington and James Hsu share their excitement for this shift's accelerated possibilities. The alliance between IGEL and Citrix is a testament to their commitment to delivering new capabilities swiftly, transforming IT from a maintenance role to a cornerstone of business enablement through applications and improved user experiences.

    As we unwrap the layers of this partnership, one question remains: How will this alliance shape the future of cloud computing and endpoint management for businesses worldwide? Join us on this episode of Tech Fusion by Citrix Ready, and let's explore together. 

    Please share your thoughts and insights with us, as your perspective enriches this ongoing conversation.

    • 32 min
    The Power of Observability and Automation with eG Innovations

    The Power of Observability and Automation with eG Innovations

    Are you ready to dive deep into IT Monitoring & Observability? In this episode, Neil is joined by Wendy Howard from eG Innovations and Manju Gali from Citrix Ready to explore the innovative solutions reshaping Citrix environments.

    Wendy Howard, a seasoned Citrix expert and lead solutions engineer at eG Innovations, shares her journey from a hospital service desk to the forefront of technological evolution. Her expertise in pre-sales, demos, and proof of concepts makes her a vital asset in understanding and optimizing Citrix environments. 

    Joining her is Manju Gali, who spearheads the Citrix Ready program, guiding partners to integrate and validate their products seamlessly with Citrix systems.

    Wendy discusses the profound impact of eG Innovations observability solution, which transcends mere issue identification to provide deep insights into root causes. This approach streamlines Citrix environment optimization and fosters a culture of proactive problem-solving over reactionary blame games.

    We also venture into the realm of automation with Wendy, uncovering how eG Innovations is revolutionizing Citrix administration by automating mundane tasks, ensuring swift problem resolution, and maintaining business continuity. 

    Manju highlights how eG Innovations extends beyond conventional monitoring, offering capabilities that significantly enhance Citrix environments.

    As we look to the future, our guests share their visions for their products and services, fueled by customer feedback and a commitment to innovation. This conversation promises to be a gateway to understanding the intricate dynamics of Citrix systems and the transformative solutions offered by eG Innovations and Citrix Ready.

    To close, we explore where listeners can learn more about these groundbreaking solutions and even engage in a free trial. So, are you ready to challenge your perceptions and gain a deeper understanding of Citrix monitoring and observability? 

    What are your thoughts on the evolution of these technologies? Join us in this episode and share your insights with the community.

    • 27 min
    Embracing IT Sustainability and Innovation with Citrix and Stratodesk

    Embracing IT Sustainability and Innovation with Citrix and Stratodesk

    Neil C. Hughes sits down with Paul Craddock and Manju Gali in a discussion centered around the innovative partnership between Citrix and Stratodesk, shedding light on how these tech giants are spearheading digital transformation while championing IT sustainability.

    Paul elaborates on the impressive financial benefits for Stratodesk customers, who can save between $500 and $2000 per device annually. This significant expense reduction is achieved by extending the lifecycles of devices and optimizing endpoint management. This strategy benefits the bottom line and aligns with sustainable IT practices.

    Moving beyond just cost savings, we delved into the realm of IT sustainability, a topic that is increasingly gaining traction in the tech world. Manju provided an insightful overview of Stratodesk's approach to sustainability. The statistics shared were eye-opening, especially regarding the global challenge of e-waste and the importance of energy-efficient practices in IT.

    A critical aspect of our discussion was the average refresh rate of devices among Stratodesk's customers. The ability to use legacy devices longer is not just a cost-saving measure but also a significant step towards reducing e-waste. This approach aligns perfectly with the growing need for sustainable solutions in the tech industry.

    The synergy between Stratodesk NoTouch OS and Citrix was another highlight of our conversation. This partnership exemplifies how two tech entities can complement each other to enhance efficiency, security, and sustainability. The use cases discussed clearly show how these combined solutions can be implemented in real-world scenarios, offering tangible benefits to businesses.

    Our discussion also touched upon the insights Paul and Manju gathered from tech conferences and customer interactions. These insights painted a vivid picture of businesses' primary concerns and challenges at the onset of their digital transformation journey. The themes emerging from these discussions were enlightening and indicative of the trends shaping the tech industry as we approach 2024.

    • 26 min
    36: Uniting Giants: The Power Trio of Citrix, Google, and Goliath

    36: Uniting Giants: The Power Trio of Citrix, Google, and Goliath

    In this episode of the Tech Fusion Podcast, host Neil Hughes welcomes Rose Mauney from Citrix, Mike Romatzick from Google, and Edgar Zacharjev from Goliath for an enlightening discussion about the collaborative efforts between their respective companies.
    Learn how this powerful technology giant trio has unified its strengths to serve enterprises better. Discover the numerous benefits of utilizing Citrix on Chromebooks, including secure access to various applications, and how Goliath aids in simplifying and managing the deployment process.
    Our experts dive deep into the growing trend of enterprises adopting Chrome OS devices for their superior security features, including that no reported ransomware attack has ever occurred on a Chrome OS device. They underline the vital role of objective data in monitoring user experience within Citrix environments and stress the increasing need for robust cybersecurity measures in organizations today.
    The conversation further unravels the inherent advantages of deploying Chrome OS in a Citrix environment, such as heightened security, greater flexibility, and a significantly lower total cost of ownership. Listen to Rose as she demystifies the onboarding process and Mike as he emphasizes the crucial role of education and consistent monitoring through Goliath's innovative solutions.
    Hear them discuss the common issue of siloed monitoring solutions that produce isolated data sets, often leading to unproductive blame games within IT support. They highlight Goliath's solution as a powerful tool to pinpoint issues and prevent bad user experiences.
    As the discussion evolves, understand the multifaceted benefits of the integrated solution offered by Citrix, Chrome, and Goliath for VDI DAS rollout and enhancing the work experience in today's hybrid work environments. Our guests underline the importance of effective planning, data utilization, and the right solutions for a successful deployment.
    Finally, our experts explain the merits of using Chrome OS in a Citrix environment - from high-grade security and flexibility to advanced monitoring capabilities. Join us on this journey of discovery, where innovation meets practical application in the world of enterprise technology.

    • 38 min
    35: Citrix and 10ZiG Technology Discuss ChromeOS Flex

    35: Citrix and 10ZiG Technology Discuss ChromeOS Flex

    The transformation of work and how we define the workplace have changed considerably over the last two years. As we continue to evolve, hybrid workspaces will become more complicated too, and the days of a one size fits all approach for employees and the devices they use will no longer work in a world where we need more options.
    Large enterprises also have ESG scores and sustainability to consider before discarding thousands of old laptops or smartphones. But, again, there are many things to consider. For example, not everyone needs a high-powered machine, with task workers needing just a chrome book. But, equally, some teams with more intensive work with requirements around unified communications will need a higher spec device.
    Kevin Greenway, CTO at 10ZiG Technology, has built a reputation for helping businesses with endpoints, specifically thin and zero clients for cloud workspaces and virtual desktops. Kevin joins Manjunatha Gali from Citrix on the podcast to discuss how companies looking to access Citrix have predominantly connected via Linux, MAC OS, and Windows-based operating systems. But as The workplace is evolving, companies are now looking towards Chromebooks with the introduction of Chrome OS flex.

    • 35 min
    34: Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Your Way

    34: Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Your Way

    As we evolve into the future, hybrid workspaces will become more complicated, and this adds up to more cost, more time, and less productivity on all fronts. But the new world of hybrid working is here to stay, and it requires a new approach with higher levels of security, cloud adoption, and an OPEX mindset. Together, Citrix DaaS or VDI, and Flexxible IT are enabling the enterprise to migrate their past to the future, Desktop as a service where you want it and how you want it!
    Adam Cooperman from Flexxible IT and Manjunatha Gali from Citrix discuss how businesses can simplify their day-to-day life and hide all the complexities. We also discuss how together, they are enabling and facilitating your journey to the hybrid world by providing end-to-end operations and platform support.

    • 29 min

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