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Cloud Security Market to Grow to $13.93 Billion by 2024

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jul 17, 2017 10:43:48 PM

 

Cloud security is one of the fastest growing market segments today. The latest report from Grand View Research Inc further accentuates this trend, as it predicts the cloud security market to grow to $13.93 billion by 2024.

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Topics: Security, Cloud and Hosting

Whitehat Virtual CEO on Mitigating Hospital Data and Information Breaches

Posted by Jessica Adams on Mar 29, 2017 9:47:14 PM

March 29, 2017

 Whitehat Virtual Technologies CEO pens article for Security Technology Executive magazine, Mitigating Hospital Data and Information Breaches discussing cybersecurity in healthcare and how patient safety and patient security can coexist. 

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Topics: Security, Healthcare

Whitehat CEO Val King Quoted Among 33 Cybersecurity Experts in Digital Guardian Article

Posted by Jessica Adams on Mar 18, 2017 6:28:34 PM

February 8, 2017

Val King, CEO of Whitehat Virtual Technologies was quoted in "Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning: Expert Tips, Steps, Testing & More" at Digital Guardian. Val discusses some of the steps necessary around building out a cybersecurity incident response plan, 

The Digital Guardian article is available here.

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Topics: Security

CISO and Head of Security and Compliance Practice Bryon K. Miller Quoted in Security Magazine

Posted by Jessica Adams on Mar 18, 2017 6:05:54 PM

March 1, 2017

Security and Compliance Practice Lead Bryon Miller was quoted in "Healthcare Data Compliance: Maintaining Integrity, Privacy and Security," in Security Magazine. In the article, Miller offers some guidance and discusses records retention and privacy programs as foundational security framework controls.

To read the Security Magazine article, click here.

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Topics: Security

Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Citrix XenMaster Competition at Annual Virtualization & Mobility Conference - October 7, 2014 Austin, Texas

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:43:05 AM

Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Citrix XenMaster Competition at Annual Virtualization & Mobility Conference - October 7, 2014 Austin, Texas

Whitehat Virtual Technologies will host their annual Virtualization & Mobility Conference (VMXpo), October 7, 2014 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. A Citrix XenMaster Competition as well as advances in desktop virtualization, cloud, and mobility technology will be featured.

The latest in mobility, virtualization and cloud technologies, with nationally recognized leaders in the field, and a who’s-who in hardware and software technological leaders, will convene at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, October 7, 2014 for the annual Virtualization & Mobilty EXPO (VMXpo). The event is sponsored by Whitehat Virtual Technologies, Dell, Citrix, NVIDIA, Microsoft, VMware, AppSense, Atlantis, Goliath Technologies, and RES Software.

Whitehat Virtual Technologies’ CEO Val King will kickoff the conference at 8:00 a.m., introducing returning keynote speaker Douglas A. Brown, founder of DABCC.com who is a nationally recognized Citrix and virtualization expert. Doug Brown’s distinctive style along with his 15 years of experience in the virtualization, cloud, and server-based computing technologies and markets, provides for an interesting, informative and entertaining discussion. One of the world’s leading GPU virtualization experts, Thomas Poppelgaard, who describes himself as a “Technology Evangelist,” will also be featured as one of the main speakers during the 2014 VMXpo.

“We understand that there has to be a lot of value in an event for you to justify spending time away from your office, so we bring all the key vendors in the application and desktop virtualization space together in one place, and provide lots of educational and instructional content on both a technical and business level. It was very well received last year, and we are really looking forward to this year’s show,” said Brad Truman, VP-Sales Whitehat Virtual Technologies. Each company will present during two breakout sessions in addition to providing literature, giveaways and expert representatives to answer questions.

The Citrix XenMaster Contes t is an on-site contest for Citrix technicians and consultants where participants will compete to repair deliberately broken Citrix environments to win a $100 Gift card and XenMaster trophy. Several identical Citrix XenApp farms, one per contestant, will be setup that are all broken in a variety of ways with issues ranging from very simple to very complex. While Citrix XenApp can touch a variety of different sub systems (SAN, Active Directory, the network, hypervisor, etc.) the issues themselves will all be contained within XenApp 6.x to keep the contest as straightforward and consistent as possible.

Exact specifications of each individual but identical farm will be published and provided the morning of the event with passwords and login details. The broken Citrix XenApp farms will be local to the venue and each will be directly connected to their respective farm. The contestants will have a set amount of time to resolve as many issues as possible. The winner will be the Citrix engineer that resolved the most issues in the time available.

Each contestant will have a standard console setup with the addition of simple cameras to catch the action. Everything the contestants do will be visible on individual 60" monitors mounted near each station so that all attendees can watch the contestants.

There will also be live Citrix Training Sessions at the event. “The MCS vs PVS Debate: Which One is Better?” and “Working with SSL Certificates” will be taught by Whitehat consultant and Citrix Certified Instructor Ken Avram.

VMXpo will provide ample opportunity for valuable networking for businesses and technicians. With the2013 VMXpo a huge success, along with this year’s added features, the 2014 Virtualization & Mobilty EXPO will no doubt be of pivotal value to business owners and technicians.

About VMXpo:
The 2013 VMXpo was well-attended, and succeeded in enriching the knowledge base and skill level of all in attendance. This year, VMXpo promises to provide even more technical expertise, skill development, and practical value for business owners, Citrix technicians, and for all those interested in Citrix certification. In the rapidly progressing field of desktop virtualization and mobility, competitive advantage needs to be continuously maintained. VMXpo helps all in attendance to keep pace with technological developments in desktop virtualization and mobility.

About Whitehat
Whitehat Virtual Technologies is dedicated to exploring the latest in desktop virtualization, cloud computing, mobility solutions, and managed IT services, serving as a locus point for the virtualization industry in Texas. Whitehat is a desktop virtualization integrator, as well as a managed services provider, providing expert IT consulting services, while helping their clients to develop optimum desktop virtualization environments with the end-user in mind. A solution-oriented company, Whitehat integrates available technology to remove obstacles from the path of efficiency and productivity. Whitehat partners with the world’s leading desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technology innovators.

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Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Virtualization & Mobility Conference Featuring a Healthcare CIO Roundtable - October 7, 2014 Austin, Texas

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:36:07 AM

Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Virtualization & Mobility Conference Featuring a Healthcare CIO Roundtable - October 7, 2014 Austin, Texas

Whitehat Virtual Technologies will host their annual Virtualization & Mobility Conference (VMXpo), October 7, 2014 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. A Healthcare CIO Roundtable as well as advances in desktop virtualization, cloud, and mobility technology will be featured.

Whitehat Virtual Technologies is a desktop virtualization specialty partner focused on healthcare. In conjunction with Dell Medical, Whitehat has added a whole section targeted at healthcare at their annual Virtualization Conference, culminated by a healthcare CIO roundtable at 3:00pm. Several prominent CIOs will be discussing the key issues today that face healthcare in IT, especially as it pertains to desktop virtualization.

The Healthcare CIO Roundtable will be comprised of, R. Todd Thomas who is the Chief Information Officer for the Austin Radiological Association MSO, LLC (ARA), George Suarez, CIO of CommuniCare Health Centers, Carol Maginn from Dell Information Management Group, and Val King, CIO for Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) in Del Rio, TX.

TOPICS to be DISCUSSED:

  •     What are the top 3 issues your IT organization is dealing with?
  •     Is Informatics part of IT or a separate department? How have you been able to successfully coordinate these two departments to improve IT quality or improve care?
  •     What is Its role in your facility to help reach Meaningful Use and assist with physician adoption? What are the challenges you have faced? What has worked for you?
  •     Healthcare projects continue to increase while IT resources are static or being cut, how are you maintaining service levels in this environment?
  •     How are you handling requests from clinics/physician offices to access your electronic medical records? How are you meeting these requests while still meeting your security requirements?
  •     What virtualization technologies are you leveraging in your environment? Server, desktop, application virtualization? What are you doing today, what is on your roadmap?
  •     Where are you on the road to EMR adoption in your facilities? Have you been able to fully leverage EMR capabilities How are you achieving optimal EMR benefits?
  •     How are Revenue cycle management initiatives and ICD-10 requirements impacting your organization?
  •     Are you seeing/how are you meeting requests for deep analytics to help CEO/CFOs get a deeper analysis on the healthcare services you provide?
  •     What Telehealth initiatives are you seeing and how is your organization managing deployment and securing of these resources?
  •     How are smartphones and tablets impacting your IT strategy?
  •     Population health management. The move from "find it, fix it medicine" to population health management is driving the need for new applications, new data, new uses of data, and new levels of integration. Are you seeing any of these initiatives? What impact is this having on IT today?

 

About VMXpo:
Whitehat CEO Val King will kick-off the event at 8:00 am, with nationally recognized Citrix and desktop virtualization expert Douglas A. Brown to deliver the keynote address. Brown’s knowledge of the historical development of desktop virtualization, and his profound insight into the continually evolving direction and emerging technologies of the IT industry, helps attendees to better plot their own course and the course of their company, and to keep on top of the newest technologies in desktop virtualization and mobility. Also adding depth and interest to the event will be a guest appearance by “technology evangelist” Thomas Poppelgaard. Poppelgaard is a subject matter expert on remote graphics, where he helps companies all over the world virtualize 2D/3D graphics in the cloud.

About Whitehat:
Whitehat Virtual Technologies is dedicated to exploring the latest in desktop virtualization, cloud computing, mobility solutions, and managed IT services, serving as a locus point for the virtualization industry in Texas. Whitehat is a desktop virtualization integrator, as well as a managed services provider, providing expert IT consulting services, while helping their clients to develop optimum desktop virtualization environments with the end-user in mind. A solution-oriented company, Whitehat integrates available technology to remove obstacles from the path of efficiency and productivity. Whitehat partners with the world’s leading desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technology innovators.

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Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Virtualization & Mobility Conference Featuring Citrix Training - October 7, 2014 Austin, Texas

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:30:05 AM

Whitehat Virtual Technologies Announces Virtualization & Mobility Conference Featuring Citrix Training - October 7th, Austin, Texas

Whitehat Virtual Technologies will host their annual Virtualization & Mobility Conference (VMXpo), October 7, 2014 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Advances in desktop virtualization, cloud, and mobility technology will be featured, with guest speakers and a who’s-who of leading IT hardware and software companies, along with ample opportunities for business networking.

Whitehat CEO Val King will kick-off the event at 8:00 am, with energetic and entertaining, nationally recognized Citrix and desktop virtualization expert Douglas A. Brown to deliver the keynote address. Brown’s knowledge of the historical development of desktop virtualization, and his profound insight into the continually evolving direction and emerging technologies of the IT industry, helps attendees to better plot their own course and the course of their company, and to keep on top of the newest technologies in desktop virtualization and mobility. Also adding depth and interest to the event will be a guest appearance by “technology evangelist” Thomas Poppelgaard. Poppelgaard is a subject matter expert on remote graphics, where he helps companies all over the world virtualize 2D/3D graphics in the cloud.

The annual Citrix XenMaster Contest provides a format for Citrix technicians to test their skills by repairing challenging Citrix glitches, and to compete for the VMXpo XenMaster trophy, and along with it a $100 gift card prize.

Whitehat partners and sponsors of the event include the most-widely recognized names in desktop virtualization, VDI, networking, graphics, and mobility including Dell, Citrix, NVIDIA, AppSense, Goliath Technologies, RES Software, Atlantis, Microsoft, and VMware.

The knowledge gained through Ken Avram’s years of experience and expertise in Citrix will be shared with all who attend the free Citrix training classes during VMXpo 2014. Avram’s experience includes clients from a wide diversity of industries including oil and gas, automotive, health care, airport services and transportation, banking and finance, manufacturing and warehouse. In addition to five Microsoft certifications, Avram’s 17 Citrix certifications, including Citrix Metaframe Server Administration, Edgesight, Password Manager, Citrix Access Gateway, numerous Citrix XenApp certifications, XexDesktop, XexServer, and more, make him one of the leading technicians/instructors in the industry.

The 2013 VMXpo was well-attended, and succeeded in enriching the knowledge base and skill level of all in attendance. This year, VMXpo promises to provide even more technical expertise, skill development, and practical value for business owners, IT consulting firms, Citrix technicians, and for all those interested in Citrix certification. In the rapidly progressing field of desktop virtualization and mobility, competitive advantage needs to be continuously maintained. VMXpo helps all in attendance to keep pace with technological developments in desktop virtualization and mobility.

About Whitehat
Whitehat Virtual Technologies is dedicated to exploring the latest in desktop virtualization, cloud computing, mobility solutions, and managed IT services, serving as a locus point for the virtualization industry in Texas. Whitehat is a desktop virtualization integrator, as well as a managed services provider, providing expert IT consulting services, while helping their clients to develop optimum desktop virtualization environments with the end-user in mind. A solution-oriented company, Whitehat integrates available technology to remove obstacles from the path of efficiency and productivity. Whitehat partners with the world’s leading desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technology innovators.

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Whitehat Virtual Technologies Recognized in 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 List

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:22:51 AM

Whitehat Virtual Technologies Recognized in 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 List

Annual list highlights up-and-coming solution providers embracing new technologies in unique ways. These technologies include: managed services, virtualization, cloud computing and unified communications.

Whitehat Virtual Technologies announced today it has been named to the 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list honors up-and-coming technology solution providers who have adapted their businesses in unique ways to meet market demands for emerging technologies such as unified communications, managed services, virtualization, and cloud computing. These solution providers, each in business for less than 15 years, have embraced pressing market challenges in ways that clearly distinguish them as today’s trailblazers and tomorrow’s leaders.

Whitehat leads the desktop virtualization, mobility solutions, and cloud computing technology industry with its Virtualization & Mobility EXPO (VMXpo) held annually in Austin, Texas. The expo includes advanced Citrix training for IT technicians and in healthcare IT cloud solutions, among other avenues of expertise.

“IT is undergoing a transformation today, with new technologies, new delivery models and new demands being placed upon the integrators tasked with architecting the technology solutions businesses' need,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “The CRN Next-Gen 250 recognizes the up-and-comers among the solution provider community who have found innovative ways to address these business challenges and recognizes them as the next generation of leaders in the IT channel. We are pleased to be able to honor the organizations named in this prestigious list, and CRN editors will be following their progress in the years to come.”

A sampling of the Next-Gen 250 list will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at both http://www.crn.com and through the CRN Tech News App for iPad and Windows 8.

About Whitehat Virtual Technologies

Whitehat Virtual Technologies is a virtualization integrator, managed services provider, and IT consulting services firm focused on creating virtualization environments that are built, measured and managed through the eyes of the end user. Whitehat Virtual Technologies is dedicated to exploring the latest in desktop virtualization, cloud computing, mobility solutions, serving as a locus point for the industry in Texas. A solution-oriented company, Whitehat integrates available technology to remove obstacles from the path of efficiency and productivity. Whitehat partners with the world’s leading desktop virtualization, cloud computing and mobile technological innovators.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides communication, recruitment, engagement, enablement, demand deneration and intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at http://www.thechannelcompany.com.

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Whitehat Shares Healthcare Information Technology Expertise at Insight365 Conference

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:17:02 AM

Whitehat Shares Healthcare Information Technology Expertise at Insight365 Conference

Whitehat Virtual Technologies is pleased to announce its participation in the healthcare information technology conference - InSight365 that will commence on Tuesday August 5, 2014. Whitehat will share the company’s expertise with thousands who will attend the four day convention.

Whitehat Virtual Technologies provides comprehensive healthcare information technology services to hospitals throughout the country, and is one of the McKcesson Medical Technology Solution partners that will attend the InSight365:2014 Conference to be held at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana August 5-8.

Whitehat is among dozens of McKesson Technology business partners that will convene at the InSight365 Conference, providing a unique educational and networking event. The Conference will also provide an opportunity for learning about McKesson innovations, and for keeping up with the progressive healthcare information technology industry. Whitehat Virtual Technologies shares its McKesson Cloud Delivery, Hospital Managed Services, Citrix Consulting, and its McKesson Planning, Implementation and Remediation expertise at the InSight Conference.

Whitehat understands the challenges hospitals face in implementing healthcare information technology systems. It helps hospitals design, implement, and refine their healthcare information technology systems. Whitehat builds great end user experiences across cloud, managed and mobile platforms. This reduces IT support costs through proactive monitoring and automation, freeing healthcare staff to consume IT services in the context they choose allowing them to be the most productive and removing IT as an obstacle to the patient-provider experience.

The InSight365: 2014 Annual Conference will include key industry speakers and workshops—including full and half-day pre-conference healthcare information technology workshops. It will also provide ample opportunity for building or expanding a robust support network of healthcare information technology industry professionals. The Conference will include “highly relevant” educational sessions and presentations with a focus on emerging, progressive technology innovations in the medical technology industry.

As a solution provider for McKesson Paragon, McKesson Cloud Delivery, Hospital Managed Services, and Citrix systems, Whitehat’s experience, support, and educational contribution to InSight will be significant and will include expertise in implementation and support, product training, user tips, insight into best practices, and a breadth of McKesson technology experience. Productivity of McKesson Technology Solutions users will be enhanced as a result.

Whitehat Virtual Technologies is both a McKesson business partner and healthcare information technology expert. It provides consulting, implementation, and support services for McKesson Technology Solutions. InSight is the largest independent user group for McKesson customers and McKesson software and hardware is used by 70% of the nation’s major hospitals. Whitehat will share its decades of IT experience and healthcare information technology expertise to the thousands who will be in attendance. The Conference promises to raise the bar in healthcare information technology through vigorous networking and educational efforts.

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Whitehat Virtual Announces Graphics & Virtualization Event in Texas

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jun 30, 2016 11:13:23 AM

Whitehat Virtual Announces Graphics & Virtualization Event in Texas

This roadshow will demonstrate how the graphics experience of everyone using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with NVIDIA GRID graphics technology can be radically improved. The audience will have plenty of time to experiment with the technology during the hands-on demonstration sessions.

The Power of Graphics & Virtualization Roadshow will begin on April 21st in Austin, proceeding to San Antonio, Dallas and Houston with Thomas Poppelgaard, Citrix, Dell and NVIDIA. NVIDIA began talking about this technology at the Citrix Synergy + Summit event last year and the requests for more information have steadily grown from Citrix customers wanting to see, touch and demo this technology in their own Citrix environments. Three common requests are:

1.    To help customers build out new Citrix 7.x farms with NVIDIA GRID technology so they can see how this technology works with our applications.

2.    To build and host a Citrix XenApp/NVIDIA GRID environment for customers’ AutoDesk/CAD graphics intensive software packages so they can use the technology without having to make the capital investment in hardware and software.

3.    To help improve the quality of day-to-day graphics and training videos in Citrix utilizing NVIDIA GRID technology.

Whitehat has discovered that if a customer really wants to understand the impact this technology can have on an environment, the technology needs to be seen first hand, and experts need to be on the spot to answer questions. That was the genesis of the idea for the road show which would not have been possible without strong support from Citrix, NVIDIA, and Dell helping Whitehat put this event together. The goal of the roadshow is to make sure attendees have the ability to learn everything they could possibly want to know by the time the event is over.

The event will showcase a rack of Dell servers/storage with Whitehat onsite demonstrating this technology live in front of the audience with a table setup with an array of computers, tablets, etc. for participants to demo the equipment and see this technology work with their own eyes.

For participants that are interested in a hosted solution or are not quite convinced how well this technology performs over a WAN connection, Whitehat will have a similar setup in one of their cloud data centers delivering the same applications to a second set of laptop/tablet-type devices at the event.

Participants can see the technology work and ask questions of the architects of the environment. They can also experience the technology and see the quality of the graphics delivered from the cloud. The manufacturers will be present to answer questions about how the technology would work with specific applications and Thomas Poppelgaard will be live in each city talking about the current state of the art of the technology, what is currently being done, and what the roadmap looks like for this technology rolling forward.

Thomas Poppelgaard has been awarded the title Citrix Technology Professional (CTP.) Thomas is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) specializing in how CAD/CAE/CAM applications can be virtualized with Citrix, VMware, Microsoft SBC/VDI technologies with NVIDIA GPU technology.

Whitehat is looking forward to seeing rooms full of people being amazed at the quality of graphics delivery that is now possible for every Citrix/Terminal Server/Remote Desktop/VDI environment. This is the first event of its kind that has been put together demonstrating this technology live both in the room and from the cloud simultaneously. Hopefully Whitehat can help participants shave days to weeks off of the research they would have to normally do with new technology like this in one big event.

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