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RES Software to Participate in Citrix Desktop Transformation Model Ecosystem

At Citrix Synergy today, RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, announced that it is a key technology partner in the new Citrix Desktop Transformation Model. The model, announced by Citrix this week at Citrix Synergy, is designed to help businesses quickly realize the benefits of virtual desktops – flexible, virtual work styles for users and simpler, more secure desktop computing for IT. The model is the first industry-endorsed, repeatable method for transforming desktop computing from today’s device-centric, distributed management paradigm to a more user-centric, virtualized model. RES Software, a long-standing advocate for the process of desktop transformation, offers solutions that enable IT departments to make this level of desktop virtualization a reality.

RES Software enables organizations to drive successful desktop virtualization projects through a strategic transformation process that starts at the user workspace level. RES Workspace Manager includes the following unique steps to help IT professionals transform existing desktops to dynamic desktops that quickly adapt to change:

  • Desktop Sampler – This unique feature allows IT professionals to research and inventory all existing desktop environments by collecting live data from actual users on their desktop needs and preferences.
  • Workspace Designer – Enables IT professionals to use the sampled information to provide and analysis and design of what services and settings users will need in their dynamic desktop.
  • Workspace Model – IT professionals can use this feature to create user types (such as task worker, mobile worker, knowledge worker) to provide each user with a personalized workspace based on their current usage of data, applications, settings and printers.

“Desktop virtualization is quickly becoming a top priority for CIOs as a way to achieve critical business objectives like increasing business agility and enabling virtual workstyles. The Citrix Desktop Transformation Model helps customers plan and implement a successful virtual desktop strategy for all users in the enterprise. Starting from the critical phase of collecting inventory of desktops, RES Software possesses a solution proven to help organizations create the dynamic and adaptable desktops necessary to support major infrastructures changes like the move to desktop virtualization,” said Sumit Dhawan, Vice President of Product Marketing at Citrix. “A trusted Citrix partner for more than 10 years, we welcome RES Software as part of our Desktop Transformation Model and anticipate their solution making a significant impact for our joint customers looking to adopt desktop virtualization.”

Using RES Software, IT professionals can begin by managing one area of the workspace and move toward a fully managed workspace at a pace that suits the individual organization. Once fully managed, the organization will be ready to make any infrastructure changes. For example, a move to Citrix XenDesktop® virtual desktops will be a much easier task for the IT department and will be of minimal disruption to users.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Desktop Transformation Model as it will help us more effectively meet demands from customers who want a simple, strategic approach to achieving desktop virtualization success,” said Jeff Fisher, Vice President of Business Development at RES Software. “RES Software has been deeply involved in the evolution of desktop transformation, and we’re pleased to see broad industry support for this enhancing this initiative. We look forward to working with Citrix to enable organizations to create a more flexible, productive desktop environment.”

For more than 10 years RES Software has been helping organizations create dynamic desktop environments that support change such as the move to desktop virtualization. RES Workspace Manager offers IT a model that provides strategic steps, enabling the central management of user workspaces, separating them from the user hardware and operating systems. As a result infrastructure changes become seamless, minimizing the impact on end-users both pre- and post- migration and also reducing the amount of resources needed by IT to drive these changes.

Published Thursday, October 07, 2010 5:59 PM by David Marshall
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