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Charity Golf Tournament Sponsorship Results in a Hole-in-One for IGEL and Lockton Companies
Lockton was in the midst of a Citrix VDI roll-out when one of its thin client manufacturers changed some of the key features on the model the insurance broker was using to power its endpoints. This presented a number of challenges that the Lockton team needed to overcome during a critical stage in the VDI roll-out. Lockton was introduced to IGEL by Choice Solutions, an IGEL Platinum Partner, and selected the IGEL Universal Desktop (UD2-LX); IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS); IGEL Universal D

Although Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm, clients most frequently describe the insurance broker as team members who make their businesses better. Energy, innovation and deep expertise fuel Lockton’s focus on solving its clients’ problems and achieving real results.

It is this spirit of innovation that led Lockton to recently embark on the deployment of Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) at its headquarters in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, MO., and local office locations across the United States and around the globe.

Lockton was about a quarter of the way through its Cirrus VDI deployment when one of its thin client manufacturers changed some of the key features on the model the insurance broker was using, without warning. This presented a number of challenges that Lockton’s IT team was unable to overcome during a critical stage in the VDI roll-out.

Around the same time Lockton was experiencing issues with the thin client manufacturer, they participated in a charity golf tournament in Kansas City that was hosted by IGEL Platinum Partner Choice Solutions and sponsored by IGEL. Following the golf tournament, Lockton tested the IGEL Universal Desktop (UD2-LX) and the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) management console. The insurer realized immediately that the superior design and secure infrastructure management capabilities would make it possible for them to easily manage their entire network of thin clients in the U.S. from the company’s headquarters in Kansas City, and this was a key selling point.

To date, with the help of Choice Solutions, Lockton has deployed 1,200 IGEL UD2-LX thin clients and expected that number to increase to 1,800 by the end of 2017. Lockton also has a small number of licenses for the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter software which they are leveraging to turn hardware from other thin client manufacturers into IGEL-powered endpoints. Additionally, the insurer is using the IGEL UD Pocket to deliver the IGEL desktop to employees using legacy thin client hardware.

Austin Solution Provider Powers DaaS Offering with IGEL and Parallels
In 2014, Austin-based Trinsic Technologies introduced Anytime Cloud. Anytime Cloud is a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution designed to help SMB clients improve the end user computing experience and streamline business operations. Through Anytime Cloud, customers gain access to the latest cloud and virtualization technologies using IGEL thin clients with Parallels, a virtual application and desktop delivery software application.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Trinsic Technologies is a technology solutions provider focused on delivering managed IT and cloud solutions to SMBs since 2005.

In 2014, Trinsic introduced Anytime Cloud, a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) designed to help SMB clients improve the end user computing experience and streamline business operations. To support Anytime Cloud, the solution provider was looking for a desktop delivery and endpoint management solution that would fulfill a variety of different end user needs and requirements across the multiple industries it serves. Trinsic also wanted a solution that provided ease of management and robust security features for clients operating within regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services.

The solution provider selected the IGEL Universal Desktop (UD) thin clients, the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC), the IGEL OS and the IGEL Universal Management Suite. As a result, some of the key benefits Trinsic has experienced include ease of management and configuration, security and data protection, improved resource allocation and cost savings.

Secure Printing Using ThinPrint, Citrix and IGEL: Solution Guide
This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Print data is generally unencrypted and almost always contains personal, proprietary or sensitive information. Even a simple print request sent from an employee may potentially pose a high security risk for an organization if not adequately monitored and managed. To put it bluntly, the printing processes that are repeated countless times every day at many organizations are great ways for proprietary data to end up in the wrong hands.

Mitigating this risk, however, should not impact the workforce flexibility and productivity print-anywhere capabilities deliver. Organizations seek to adopt print solutions that satisfy government-mandated regulations for protecting end users and that protect proprietary organizational data — all while providing a first-class desktop and application experience for users.

This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Finally, this guide provides high-level directions and recommendations for the deployment of the bundled solution.

Strayer University Improves End User Computing Experience with IGEL
Strayer University is leveraging the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and IGEL UD3 to provide faculty, administrators and student support staff with seamless and reliable access to their digital workspaces.
As IT operations manager for Strayer University, Scott Behrens spent a lot of time looking at and evaluating endpoint computing solutions when it came to identifying a new way to provide the University’s faculty, administrators and student support staff with a seamless and reliable end user computing experience.

“I looked at various options including traditional desktops, but due to the dispersed nature of our business, I really wanted to find a solution that was both easy to manage and reasonably priced,

especially for our remote locations where we have limited or no IT staff on premise,” said Behrens. “IGEL fit perfectly into this scenario. Because of IGEL’s simplicity, we are able to reduce the time it takes to get one of our locations up and running from a week, to a day, with little support and very little effort.”

Strayer University first began its IGEL deployment in 2016, with a small pilot program of 30 users in the IGEL UDC. The university soon expanded its deployment, adding the IGEL UD3 and then Samsung All-in-One thin clients outfitted with the IGEL OS and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS). Strayer University’s IGEL deployment now includes more than 2,000 endpoints at 75 locations across the United States. The university plans to extend its deployment of the IGEL UD3s further as it grows and the need arises to replace aging desktop hardware.
UD Pocket Saves the Day After Malware Cripple’s Hospital’s Mission-Critical PCs
IGEL Platinum Partner A2U had endpoints within the healthcare organization’s finance department up and running within a few hours following the potentially crippling cyberattack, thanks to the innovative micro thin client.

A2U, an IGEL Platinum Partner, recently experienced a situation where one of its large, regional healthcare clients was hit by a cyberattack. “Essentially, malware entered the client’s network via a computer and began replicating like wildfire,” recalls A2U Vice President of Sales, Robert Hammond.

During the cyberattack, a few hundred of the hospital’s PCs were affected. Among those were 30 endpoints within the finance department that the healthcare organization deemed mission critical due to the volume of daily transactions between patients, insurance companies, and state and county agencies for services rendered. “It was very painful from a business standpoint not to be able to conduct billing and receiving, not to mention payroll,” said Hammond.

Prior to this particular incident, A2U had received demo units of the IGEL UD Pocket, a revolutionary micro thin client that can transform x86-compatible PCs and laptops into IGEL OS-powered desktops.

“We had been having a discussion with this client about re-imaging their PCs, but their primary concern was maintaining the integrity of the data that was already on the hardware,” continued Hammond. “HIPAA and other regulations meant that they needed to preserve the data and keep it secure, and we thought that the IGEL UD Pocket could be the answer to this problem. We didn’t see why it wouldn’t work, but we needed to test our theory.”

When the malware attack hit, that opportunity came sooner, rather than later for A2U. “We plugged the UD Pocket into one of the affected machines and were able to bypass the local hard drive, installing the Linux-based IGEL OS on the system without impacting existing data,” said Hammond. “It was like we had created a ‘Linux bubble’ that protected the machine, yet created an environment that allowed end users to quickly return to productivity.”

Working with the hospital’s IT team, it only took a few hours for A2U to get the entire finance department back online. “They were able to start billing the very next day,” added Hammond.

Digital Transformation in Education
The digital transformation is going at breakneck speed, including in education. It is very important for educational institutions that IT facilities meet the needs of teachers and students, but innovations must not be at the expense of the IT department’s workload. This whitepaper outlines the most important developments and discusses the possibilities offered by Liquit to meet the needs of education.

In this whitepaper you will discover:

  • The varying technology needs in the education sector and how achieving simplicity in these technologies is the common denominator.
  • The transformation that a modern digital workspace can bring to teaching and learning.
  • How a smart digital workspace can facilitate education by using the best available technology and processes.
  • Automate cleanup of end users’ workspaces and synchronize applications with the latest versions, all without disrupting end-user productivity.
8 Keys to Achieving Anywhere Operations
Download this whitepaper today for insights on how to achieve an efficient IT operation model that supports end users no matter where they are. You’ll learn about the eight value-added areas and strategic trends that are the keys to achieving anywhere operations.
Learn how you can:
  • Deliver the user experience on any device and make the process simple for users and IT alike.
  • Lighten the load for your IT team by creating a unified workspace for a simple environment that’s easier and faster to manage.
  • Automate cleanup of end users’ workspaces and synchronize applications with the latest versions, all without disrupting end-user productivity.
  • Enable anywhere operations using your preferred cloud — on-premises, public, or hybrid.

Unmasking the Top 5 End-User Computing (EUC) Challenges
The work-from-anywhere world is upon us. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the digital employee experience as good or better than the office experience. ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work.
Today, millions of people across the globe are now working remotely. Though COVID-19 will soon be but a memory, this “work-from-anywhere” trend is here to stay. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the employee experience as good or better than their experience in the office.

ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work. From slow logons, application performance issues, network latency, unified communications issues, to slow sessions, this paper explains the top five survey findings and explores the ways ControlUp helps mitigate these problems.
Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and targeting organizations of all sizes and industries. Given the value of data to business today and the alarming rise in cyberattacks, securing and protecting critical data assets is one of the most important responsibilities in the enterprise. To help you fulfill this essential mission, we’ve pulled together some best practices to help you lock down your data and reduce the risk posed by ransomware and other security breaches.
The threat of ransomware is growing, while businesses are relying more and more on data. Is your IT team prepared to shield critical data and infrastructure from cyber criminals?

Thankfully, new best practices, strategies, and technologies can help you meet the threat head on.

With our eBook, “Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats: Best Practices for Backup and Recovery” you’ll gain insight from our subject matter experts that will:
  • Help you lock down your data and reduce the risk of ransomware attacks freezing your business
  • Teach you about critical IT tactics to consider as part of your backup and recovery strategy
  • Get a conversation started in your organization about security and meeting key service level objectives  for the business
End-to-end Networking Visibility and Management
To better understand how organizations are addressing end-to-end network visibility and management as well as adopting new technologies to drive greater operational efficiencies, ESG surveyed IT professionals responsible for their organization’s network environment. Some key findings include: Highly distributed application and employee environments will persist and digital twin technology awareness is expanding. Read this report for more details and other key findings.
To better understand how organizations are addressing end-to-end network visibility and management as well as adopting new technologies to drive greater operational efficiencies, ESG surveyed IT professionals responsible for their organization’s network environment. Some key findings include: Highly distributed application and employee environments will persist and digital twin technology awareness is expanding. Read this report for more details and other key findings.
LIQUIT HELPS TEXAS A&M'S IODP ADVANCE RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH APPLICATION ACCESS EASE
Texas A&M University Research Foundation’s International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) coordinates seagoing expeditions to study Earth’s history recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor. The IODP 6 person IT and help desk team could not efficiently deploy, maintain, and update all applications and devices across its onshore team of 137 researchers, project managers, analyst, and publication/administrative support personnel.
The IODP IT team chose the Liquit end-to-end application management platform, including Liquit Workspace integrated with Liquit Access Manager and Liquit Release & Patch Management. This would provide fast and reliable anywhere any device applications and services access that end users demanded.

With the entire IODP team now using the Liquit platform, application deployment has gone from hours to minutes. Automation and the self-service approach of the Liquit Setup Store has dramatically reduced help desk inquiries and freed up over 20 percent of IT team time that they now devote to other projects.
Making M&A Integration Faster, Cheaper and More Successful with Liquit
Download this eBook today for practical insights on how Liquit can free valuable time for IT teams during and after the M&A process. You’ll learn how Liquit makes it easy for IT to deliver anywhere, any device, any group application access with user context. This ensures faster collaboration and productivity while freeing IT to tackle bigger IT integration projects.

You will also discover how you can:

Quickly Create adaptive and customized M&A workspace

IT teams can quickly set up a branded Liquit Workspace integrated with existing workspaces for a single user interface on the front end while enabling fast individual and group user customization via the back end. This enables you to meet changing user application and platform needs during and after M&A.

Quickly adapt to application user needs

Take application provisioning, updating, and versioning from hours to minutes for hundreds of users, along with access to thousands of curated applications to deliver merging workforce productivity. 

Unify application access provisioning

Eliminate the nightmare of access provisioning across varied on-premises and cloud environments for thousands of users in minutes rather than hours without uprooting native SSO and IAM that are constantly in flux during and after M&A.

Dramatically reduce cost and time expenditures

Eliminate collaboration and communication bottlenecks across on-premises, VDI platforms and clouds while freeing IT time for bigger M&A integration projects and lowering licensing and IT costs.

2022 US Password Practices Report
To raise awareness about the scale of the problem of weak passwords, Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is sharing findings about Americans’ password habits and practices. By raising awareness of the personal finances and data put at risk every day by weak, duplicate, and shared passwords, we hope to reduce the risk of cybercrime and promote better password practices among Americans.

Online passwords are used for many critical aspects of our lives. They are needed when we communicate, work, transact and travel. We use them to access our most sensitive data, from banking to health records. Digital passwords are the keys to our lives. Yet we are surprisingly negligent about password protection, from our choice of passwords to the means we use to remember them, and troublingly, our willingness to share sensitive passwords with others.
Keeper Security’s survey of 4,000+ respondents in the US and UK unearthed negligent attitudes toward password protection, in which passwords are being shared with spouses, written down on bits of paper, changed too often, and forgotten over 50 times per year! The result: nearly half of our 2,000 US survey respondents had been hacked at least once, with an average of $378 stolen per cyberattack. The consequences of poor password protection can be disastrous in an era of growing online crime and identity theft. A hacked password can result in ransacked bank accounts, obliterated credit ratings, damaged personal lives and severed business relationships.

Our findings show a troubling disconnect between the value people attach to their passwords and the means they use to protect them. In the US, people would rather see a dentist than lose their passwords, yet safe selection, storage, and management of passwords were found to be severely lacking in this study.

It is of great concern to see passwords being shared and duplicated across multiple platforms. It’s equally concerning to see the use of overly simple passwords, relying on publicly-available data, such as names and birthdays. This will remain an acute challenge as we continue to use a range of devices and platforms to access the internet. The impact of poor password protection was evidenced by the number of people in the survey reporting they’ve personally fallen victim to a cyberattack, resulting in financial loss and compromised social media profiles.

Immutability out-of-the-box solved for Mirazon and their customers
The desire to be resilient is becoming more prevalent across all corporations. Ransomware attacks have been rising over the past years, reaching a point where an attack occurs every 11 seconds. Because of this vulnerability, Mirazon, like many, needed to find an immutable solution that is also simple to operate and affordable for their customers.

This case study will cover the story of how Ootbi by Object First helped Mirazon cope with its business challenges. 

Ransomware attacks have been rising over the past years, reaching a point where an attack occurs every 11 seconds. This staggering statistic has proven that it is not a case of if but when, causing many corporations to seek resiliency. Furthermore, backups are now the primary target for ransomware. To address this vulnerability, Mirazon needed to properly secure not only their primary data, but also their backup data as well.

Step-by-Step: Configuring Amazon EC2 for Business-Critical Applications
In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
AWS guarantees that if two or more instances are deployed in different availability zones (AZs), at least one of those instances will have external connectivity. The SLA does not guarantee that the application running inside the instance will be available. To address availability of the application, users will need to take additional steps to monitor the application and recover it should a failure occur.

In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). In order to qualify for the 99.99 percent availability, instances must be deployed across multiple AZs. Readers will learn how to design EC2 infrastructure to support cross-AZ failover clustering.
4 Concerns Voiced by VMware Customers
Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. See what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021.

Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. Access this infographic to see what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021. Plus, get an inside look at the Scale Computing Seamless Switch program, where Scale Computing welcomes VMware users with no-cost license term coverage.

Scale Computing invites VMware customers to embark on a technology innovation and cost-saving journey with our Seamless Switch Program. This initiative is designed to provide a seamless transition for making the shift from VMware to Scale Computing by:

  • providing coverage for their remaining term at no additional cost.*
  • free migration tool access to enhance the transition experience.
  • one free pass to Platform//2024, a Scale Computing Customer and Partner Conference.

In addition, all VMware customers who receive a demo and a Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform) pricing quote will receive a FREE Fitbit Versa 4!

*Scale Computing will provide term coverage for up to 12 months.