Anybody not tearing their rigid IT architecture down right now, they’re dinosaurs

James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, a 60,431-employee Fortune 500 financial services firm, stated on April 16th, “We’ve proven we can operate with no footprint,” in a Bloomberg TV interview. “Can I see a future where part of every week, certainly part of every month, a lot of our employees will be at home? Absolutely.2 […] View Post

Making it Work or Making it Up: How Work-from-Home is Working in the Real World

Interviews with real people about the talent and technologies they have had to master in five areas to make work-at-home work for their business. Mary is a CFO at a Wisconsin credit union; 120 years strong, with 28,000 members in two states, $350 million in assets, and over 120 employees. Though the financial institution’s longevity, […] View Post

Bending IT with the Business: 8 Ways to Introduce IT Flexibility

In general, the more flexible the IT infrastructure is, the more successful organizations are at surviving and thriving when new ways of working, like mandated work-from-home, are introduced.  Adapt or die the phrase goes.  New problems create opportunities for new solutions.  Having flexibility in IT infrastructure in real terms means organizations have a wider range […] View Post

How is Healthcare Working in a Work-from-Home World? – Real Stories from the Front Line

With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses nationwide have been forced to restructure their typical workday. Currently, around 316 million Americans1 are being advised to stay home. In this unique situation entire industries are making changes to facilitate this new way to work. Whitehat Virtual is one such business helping companies make this shift. […] View Post

New Licensing Options Help Citrix Customers Minimize Workforce Disruption in a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 is here, the office is a ghost town and employees are self-quarantined at home, hanging out of drive through windows, in a mask and gloves or possibly suited up like they work in a clean room somewhere. How do you manage a (hopefully) temporary surge in employees working in ways most of us never […] View Post

10 Signs You Need Some Help Managing Citrix Virtual Apps/Desktops or VMware Horizon

If the following 10 reasons describe your experience with Citrix Virtual Apps or Virtual Desktops or even VMware Horizon, you have a problem. The good news is that it all can be fixed with something as simple as a phone call. You have lost your Citrix Admin and can’t find a good replacement. Or you […] View Post

Doing the Math Before the Math Does In your VDI Environment

No less than 12 times over the last 18 months we have seen the following VDI disaster strike unsuspecting companies. One article telling others to beware won’t make a difference in the big scheme of things. But if this cautionary tale can save just one of you potential victims, that would be a worth the […] View Post

Five steps small and medium enterprises should take to build better VDI environments

There are five simple steps that small and medium enterprises can (and should!) take to get on top of VDI challenges and deliver a better user experience. 1. Assess and develop your VDI environment management talent. If the IT team is one guy, or even an extensive team with no significant practical Citrix/VMware experience (or […] View Post

Getting Business Value From Your IT

IT for its own sake is just dumb. Getting business value out of your IT is imperative if you want to prosper. “If IT spends more time supporting legacy IT than building IT capabilities the business needs, there is likely a lot of “technical debt” or a lack of understanding of how IT can productivity, […] View Post

9 Ways To Ensure Citrix/VMware VDI Environments Are Never Slow

Or, how to turn the most ragged, unresponsive Citrix or VMware virtual environment into a slick, responsive system that end-users will love Your Citrix or VMware virtual environment is ragged, slow and unresponsive. Users just hate it. What you want is a slick, responsive system. A system that end-users enjoy working with and that you’re […] View Post