Get to User Centric IT Faster! AppSense and Centrix Partnership Accelerates Desktop Transformation

September 22, 2011

I am pleased to write that AppSense and Centrix Software today announced a strategic partnership to provide organizations with a comprehensive, user-centric transformation program.  AppSense and Centrix Software have been successfully working together with joint partners on large desktop transformation projects for our enterprise customers, and are proud to formalize this partnership and methodology to benefit many more enterprise IT strategies and projects.

AppSense embraces a full partner community and eco-system comprising other leading vendor/solution providers , platform partners, reseller partners, system integrators and consultancy partners, and are very excited to partner with Centrix Software.

Why? Corporate IT strategy is at a tipping point; we have entered a period of transformation, a new generation of virtual desktops, application delivery methods and multiple accessing devices are being used by an increasingly demanding and mobile workforce, coupled with migration projects such as Windows 7 adoption has paved the way for replacing static, infrastructure based computing to that of IT as a Service, orchestrated around the user and their requirements at any point in time.  AppSense and Centrix Software enables enterprise desktop transformation projects and facilitates the move to a user centric computing strategy by delivering on the requirements at each stage of the desktop life-cycle and providing both the insight and management options to seamlessly adoption new technologies such as Windows 7, Application and Desktop Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Bring Your Own Device initiatives.

The press release can be read on AppSense News Pages here.

Together, AppSense and Centrix Software will be hosting a joint webinar, “Transforming the Enterprise Desktop″, on Wednesday, October 5th at 3 p.m. GMT. The webinar will be hosted by Richard Pegden, Director of Product Marketing at Centrix Software and myself. To register please visit the webinar registration page here.

Like all of our partners, thank you Centrix Software for your continued support and enthusiasm, we look forward to even greater success in making the move to user centric computing a simple, low-cost process.

Gareth Kitson
Director of Product Marketing | EMEA.



AppSense Management Center 8.2 – Released to Market!

August 18, 2011

Following the recent AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Environment Manager software releases, we are pleased to say the AppSense development engine continues full steam ahead, today with the release of AppSense Management Center 8.2.

The AppSense Management Center is the framework that enables AppSense Management Suite to scale rapidly throughout the enterprise; it provides IT with the ability to control all aspects of the user from a central location, deploying and managing tailored policy and user personalization settings to hundreds of thousands of physical and virtual desktops across many sites.

AppSense Management Center 8.2 brings greater control with enhancements to existing functionality and also through the addition of customer demanded new features and capabilities. All information contained in this blog update assumes prior knowledge of AppSense Management Center 8.1.

Key Themes of this release:

  • Resource efficiency through polling enhancements
  • Greater flexibility & agility
  • Ease of use and simplified experience

New Features include:

  • Client Communication Agent Poll Now
  • Variable Poll Periods
  • Configuration Installation Schedule
  • Package Naming Enhancements
  • User Interface Refresh

Thanks to the User Virtualization community for feeding into this product, and thank you to the Dev team for making it a reality!

Further information can be found at:

What’s new in AppSense Management Center 8.2 webpage – here

What’s new in AppSense Management Center PDF – here



Business Analysis Profile: A review of AppSense as a company – leadership statistics and growth plans…

August 12, 2011

Alistair Houghton has written an interesting article about AppSense, “a ray of light bursting through the dark economic stormclouds”.

He details annual revenues in excess of $70m, Goldman Sachs investment, $2.4bn market opportunity, customers, partnerships, Charles Sharland the Entrepreneur, head count, office locations, recent recruitment, and expansion.

You can read the article in full here – Tech firm AppSense looks to growth

Thanks

Gaz