Citrix Synergy 2016 Recap, News and Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] June 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, VMware, Citrix XenMobile, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Storefront, Citrix XenDesktop, Lewan News & PR, Microsoft Windows, Cloud Computing

This year Citrix Synergy was hosted in Las Vegas, May 24-26, at the Venetian conference center. Myself and another engineer from Lewan attended and came back with our heads full of announcements, product updates and a look at what’s coming next. It’s going to be an exciting year for Citrix customers!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, or are still trying to digest all of the exciting and innovative announcements you heard while you were there, here is a recap.

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Citrix XenApp 6.0 end of life is coming soon, what's your upgrade plan?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Citrix, Microsoft, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Storefront, Lewan News & PR, Cloud Computing, Product Announcements

If you’re running Citrix XenApp 6.0, or even 6.5, you should already know the importance of August 24, 2016. But if you don’t yet, this is the end of life (EOL) date for XenApp 6.0 (and for XenApp 6.5 for customers of who don't have Subscription Advantage), meaning security related Hotfixes, technical support and product downloads will no longer be available.

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Commvault Simpana v9.0 End of Product/Support Life Announced

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Data Backup & Recovery, Lewan News & PR, CommVault, Product Announcements

When these announcements cross my desk, I sometimes worry how many people actually pay attention, especially when the end of life date is still a year away.

So I want to call attention to one of the latest Commvault End of Product/Support Life announcements: Simpana v9.0.

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CEO Insights: Motivate - The 4th Pillar of Leadership

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Fred Cannataro [fa icon="calendar'] March 24, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Lewan News & PR, Sales Technique

As a leader, we can be the best at presenting reality, driving change and overcoming resistance; however we can only achieve consistent success by motivating our people. In my experience, great management and leadership skills combined with the ability and willingness to motivate, make an unbeatable combination in optimizing performance and realizing consistently positive results. Indeed, our most important responsibility as leaders is to recruit, motivate, and retain great people.

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CEO Insights: Driving Change & Overcoming Resistance - The 2nd & 3rd Pillars of Leadership

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Fred Cannataro [fa icon="calendar'] March 10, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Lewan News & PR, Sales Technique

Change. It is the single biggest challenge for every leader at every level. Change creates disruption, conflict, confrontation, and fear. Change requires effort, exertion, and adjustment. It strikes fear into people and often causes people to dig in their heels and resist or outright defy it. Yet without change, every organization is doomed to irrelevance and eventual failure.

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Beware! What is Spear Phishing Email and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] March 3, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] How To Guide, Lewan News & PR, Microsoft Outlook, Email Security, Data Security, infographic

Are your employees on the lookout for spear phishing emails? Could they spot and prevent one if an attempt is made?

91% of targeted attacks involve spear phishing emails. (Trend Micro)

We're unfortunately seeing an increase in clients falling prey to a common phishing technique called spear phishing. Unlike the wide net cast by other common phishing attempts, spear phishing is directed at specific individuals or companies.

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4 Managed Print Services Trends for 2016

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Michael Carroll [fa icon="calendar'] March 1, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Lewan News & PR, Printers & Copiers, Sales Technique

As we settle into 2016, print management solutions continue to change the way businesses are thinking about printing. Here are four key trends to consider as you evaluate your printing and document workflow strategy for the new year.

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Nimble Storage Announces New All Flash Array Series + 2 Upcoming Events

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 26, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Data Storage, Lewan Events, Lewan News & PR, Disk Performance, Nimble Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

Nobody likes to wait. And time spent waiting for an application to respond is, at best, wasted staff time, and at worst, lost revenue or lost customers. To meet this demand for high performance, always-on infrastructures, one of the most exciting partnerships we’re able to offer our clients is Nimble Storage.

Our customers already rave about the simplicity and performance Nimble has brought to their infrastructures with hybrid storage arrays, and now this week, Nimble has announced a new family of storage arrays built with only flash drives, the Predictive All Flash Array (AFA).

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CEO Insights: Presenting Reality - The 1st Pillar of Leadership

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Fred Cannataro [fa icon="calendar'] February 18, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Lewan News & PR, Sales Technique

The first rule of leadership is to present reality. Presenting reality requires a candid and thoughtful appraisal of performance, connected to objective and measurable criteria, upon which both parties can agree.

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CEO Insights: My 4 Pillars of Leadership

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Fred Cannataro [fa icon="calendar'] January 27, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Lewan News & PR, Sales Technique

About this series: Our CEO and President shares his experiences and insights as a thought leader for 39+ years in the technology industry.

Over my thirty nine years in the technology business, I have had the privilege to work with some of the finest leaders in the world. Great leaders are distinguished by their consistently outstanding results regardless of changes in the economy or changes in their industry. While each of them imparts their own special signature on their approach, I feel that all of them incorporate the below aspects of leadership into their unique styles.

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