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5 Hot Trends for Hosted Services Providers

5 Hot Trends for Hosted Services Providers
So far, 2015 has been a pivotal year for service providers – and for end users who realized the opportunity of anytime, anywhere mobile workspaces. From a Citrix Service Provider perspective, we are tracking 5 big trends that are driving the global hosted services market. Share your trends on the Citrix Service Provider LinkedIn group and on Twitter via @citrixcsp. Top 5 Hosted Services Trends for 2015 1)      Mobility is important. (Click to tweet) Ask a customer to count how many mobile devices are in their organization. Does each user have a phone, tablet (at least one) and laptop? How are they securing them? Mobile device management...
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Part 1: SMBs Have a Cloud-First Answer For Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life

Microsoft ends its support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015, affecting 24 million systems, most of those belonging to SMBs, according to Microsoft statistics. The retirement of this product offers SMBs the opportunity to restructure their technology environments to better maximize cash flow, provide better access to applications and files their workforce needs, and provide improved network security. In the past, such a major technology change meant expensive upgrades for SMBs. But the business environment has changed greatly since Windows Server 2003 debuted. To survive the economic downturn of the end of the last decade, SMBs eliminated most or...
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Desktops-as-a-Service is About the Experience, Not Just the Technology

By Penny Gralewski   Successfully selling Desktops-as-a-Service isn’t about speeds and feeds, it’s about experience. End users want to access business-ready desktops on any device. The business buyer wants to learn how Desktops-as-a-Service can make their day-to-day business more efficient, flexible and secure. What distinguishes Citrix—and Citrix Service Providers – from other players in the market is the understanding that it’s more than technology features that make a service provider successful. In the “experience economy,” buyers purchase an experience, not just a product. Research and industry presentations have brought this topic to the forefront.  Today’s experience economy is re-inventing business based on...
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The facts behind your power-hungry metro network

  Our unending need for data and bandwidth at our fingertips has had one unintended consequence.  Increasingly, the data centers that serve our needs have quickly come under scrutiny in the media and across environmental groups due to their significant impact on carbon emissions.  After all, the electricity consumed is often generated by burning fossil fuels at the source of the energy supply chain. That’s one reason why some of the world’s largest data center operators are moving to greatly increase their data center efficiency, even as the amount of data these facilities manage continues to explode.  But for network operators...
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10 ways your highway will soon be smarter

Chris Janson is a senior manager in Ciena’s industry marketing group where he is focused on the needs of government, research and educational customers. This article was first published here on UBM's Future Citites.   Congested roadways, rising gas prices, deteriorating infrastructure, highway safety, escalating costs, and tight state and federal budgets -- these challenges, along with growing population, strain US roadways. This strain is why Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are needed to help government and industry make better use of the current roadway network, while building a smarter infrastructure to meet future demands. To understand better the benefits ITS delivers,...
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