the people-centric computing company, today announced that Jon Rolls
has joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO) of Enterprise.
Working closely with AppSense Chief Development Officer (CDO), Keith
Turnbull, Rolls will be responsible for overseeing the vision of the
company's User Virtualization Platform. In this new role, Rolls rounds
out the AppSense Office of the CTO to provide a seasoned bench of
technologists that will help meet the needs of enterprises and their
employees in response to the rapid growth of BYOD and the mobile
enterprises respond to the combined pressures of BYOD and
consumerization, the focus on user virtualization and shift to
people-centric computing will drive a significant part of the company's
future growth," said Darron Antill, CEO of AppSense. "I am thrilled to
have Jon join our team to continue to lead our virtualization and
desktop technologies, as well as complete the office of the CTO."
brings more than 15 years of software industry and Windows management
experience, including product management roles with Citrix, ScriptLogic,
and virtualization and web acceleration startups. Prior to joining
AppSense, Rolls served as vice president of product management for
Quest's User Workspace Management group, which was acquired by Dell
earlier this year.
recent Forrester report identifies user virtualization as the
independent management of a user's experience, including user settings
across their data, applications, and the OS. According to this same
report, user virtualization solutions are poised to experience moderate
success over the next one to three years as I&O professionals look
to provision personalized, consistent, and rich user experiences across a
range of application and desktop delivery architectures and devices.
The same report found that AppSense solutions lead the way in
understanding the context, such as identity, location, device, and time,
which together with content and security make up the user's workspace.
to AppSense is an honor and I'm delighted to expand the strategy of our
market-leading enterprise products and services," said Jon Rolls, CTO
for Enterprise at AppSense. "It's an exciting time to be part of such a
fast growing company as we help enterprises virtualize the user
experience, allowing them to embrace the shifts in IT strategy brought
about consumerization and BYOD."