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App Compatibility - The Biggest Roadblock in Windows 10 Migration

January 21, 2020
By Robb Henshaw

According to Statcounter.com, 27% of Windows desktops are still running Windows 7 - despite the OS officially reaching the end of its life on January 14. Tech publication Gadget confirms this, stating that “around 28 percent” of the estimated 1.3 billion active Windows users are still on Windows 7. That means that there are still roughly 364,000 Windows 7 devices in the enterprise today. 

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Filed Under: Legacy Application Modernization, Cloud Application Migration, Application Modernization, Windows 10, Digital Transformation, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Windows Virtual Desktop, Windows 7

Complexity is the Enemy of Security - Latest Citrix Security Flaw Makes That Clearer Than Ever

January 17, 2020
By Robb Henshaw

At this point you’ve certainly seen endless numbers of articles and posts about the critical security flaws in Citrix’s Appliance Delivery Controller and Gateway products. The flaw - CVE-2019-19781 - is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to run a command on your system or read files on your server. There have already been a few proof of concept exploits released by researchers.

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Filed Under: Technology, Cloud Migration, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Security, Citrix

Cameyo’s 2019 Year in Review

January 09, 2020
By Robb Henshaw

There’s often confusion about when Cameyo was founded as a company and when we launched our platform. The reason for that is because our technical founder and CTO, Eyal Dotan, first recognized the need for virtual application delivery - the ability to deliver legacy Windows applications to any device - over 10 years ago. Back then, he created a free program called Cameyo Packager, which...

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Filed Under: Legacy Applications, Technology, Best Practices, Cloud Application Delivery, Cost Savings, Cloud Migration, RDP Issues, Digital Transformation, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Moving to Windows 10 without abandoning your Windows 7 applications

January 03, 2020
By Robb Henshaw

If your organization relies on any Windows 7 applications, then you are painfully aware that Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 - in less than two weeks. And like many organizations, you may be holding off on migrating to Windows 10 because you’re concerned about whether or not your Windows 7 applications will be compatible.

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Filed Under: Legacy Applications, Windows 10, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Windows Virtual Desktop, Windows 7

How to Prepare Your Apps for the Windows 7 Deadline

December 18, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

I was just reading a great article by Erica Mixon of TechTarget's SearchEnterpriseDesktop and SearchVirtualDesktop sites where she provides three great tips on preparing for the upcoming Windows 7 deadline. As you likely know, official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates will no longer be available for Windows 7. 

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Filed Under: Legacy Applications, Application Virtualization, legacy application, Windows 10, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The High Cost of Using VDI

October 25, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

As cloud-based solutions and user mobility become more mainstream, there's a lot of buzz surrounding virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments like Citrix, VMware and Windows Virtual Desktop. And for some organizations that are looking to deliver virtual desktops to their end users, large-scale VDI solutions like these may make sense.

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Filed Under: Legacy Applications, Application Virtualization, Cloud Migration, Digital Transformation, Virtual Desktops, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Why Your Legacy Windows Apps Don't Need to Stay in the Past

October 15, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

Ask any organization what's holding up some aspect of their full cloud migration and you're bound to hear "legacy Windows applications" as a common answer.

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Filed Under: Legacy Application Modernization, Legacy Applications, Cloud Migration, legacy application, Digital Transformation, Cloud Shift, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Introducing Single Sign-On (SSO) for Better Security & User Experience

October 09, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

What’s more important - security or user experience? It’s a trick question, of course - especially when talking about virtual application delivery. If a virtual application delivery product isn’t secure, that’s an obvious non-starter. And if the user experience isn’t great, then your people won’t use it. Or worse, they’ll find some shadow IT workaround. 

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Filed Under: Independent Software Vendors, Legacy Application Modernization, Application Virtualization, Cloud Application Delivery, Application Modernization, Cloud Migration, Security

Introducing GPU Support - Delivering Your Most Demanding Apps at a Fraction of the Cost of VDI

October 02, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

Anytime an organization migrates to the cloud, it still needs to provide its people with access to the critical legacy Windows applications that they need to stay productive - even if those apps haven't been web-enabled. Using expensive and complex Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or traditional application virtualization products is overkill - not to mention far too costly and complex -...

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Filed Under: Cost Savings, Cloud Migration, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Removing Yet Another Barrier to Cloud Migration: RDP Security

September 18, 2019
By Robb Henshaw

2019 has seen a dramatic increase in ransomware and brute-force attacks, with the latest McAfee Labs Threat Report revealing that ransomware increased by 118% in the first quarter of 2019. That access is increasingly being gained via brute-force attacks to open and exposed remote access points such as RDP. 

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Filed Under: Cloud Migration, RDP Issues, Digital Transformation, Cloud Shift