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Enable Enterprise #Mobility and Secure Android, iOS and Windows Devices – #BYOD

This is a good blog post from Christopher Campbell that also has links to Citrix BYOD Solutions and Citrix BYOD Starter Kit

Lots of devices with many different operating systems. Lots of users bringing Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices into the workplace. Securing all these devices and the apps and data they’re accessing can make enabling Enterprise Mobility an intimidating task. Is it going to be BYOD, COPE, MDM, MAM, MIM or a combination? One size doesn’t fit all and addressing these challenges can be painful if you’re deploying a multiple vendor solution stack.

Some of the top mobile threats now include but are not limited to:

  1. Data loss from lost and stolen devices
  2. Information stealing mobile malware
  3. Vulnerabilities from device, OS and 3rd party apps
  4. Insecure Wi-Fi, network access and rogue access points
  5. Insufficient management tools and capabilities

Join Citrix Chief Security Strategist Kurt Roemer to find out how IT can maintain control and protect business information accessed from Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones.

Watch Now and you will learn:

  • Security considerations and risk mitigation options when supporting BYOD
  • The architecture required to support tablets and smartphones accessing sensitive business information
  • How Citrix BYOD solutions enable secure access to enterprise desktops, apps and files from any device
  • Best practices for IT to maintain control over Android, Apple iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones used in the workplace

WATCH ON-DEMAND TODAY and learn how to make a complete end-to-end, fully integrated Enterprise Mobility solution work for the business, user and IT…

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//Richard

Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things – via @caleweissman

This is a great summary blog post with many good references to where you can start learning to code!

Seemingly every day there’s a new article or blog post imploring you to learn how to code. “Those who code have the power to transform their dreams into reality.” “Coding will help you keep [your job], or help you make a case for a raise.” “You should learn to program because it’s easy, it’s fun, it will increase your skill set, and… it will fundamentally change your perspective on the world.” What’s more, “If you want to start a technology company, you should learn to code.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New Year’s resolution was to learn how to code. Douglas Rushkoff, who calls coding “the new literacy of the digital age,” wrote an entire book about it. And didn’t Marc Andreessen say that “software is eating the world?” As a result, companies from Codecademy to edx and many others have popped up to meet this rising demand.

As a person who’s grown up in the digital age, I have often heard the cry, “digital literacy or die.” Conventional wisdom – at least today – is that in the way you know how to read and write English, “you need to have some understanding of the code that builds the Web… It is fundamental to the way the world is organized and the way people think about things these days.” If you buy that then you’ll want to start now.

But where should you go? I’ve been dabbling in the black arts, although I am by no means a ninja coder, and am ready to report back. The courses below offer everything from HTML to Python and beyond. HTML and CSS are good, because they’re the basic building blocks of Web design, and in my opinion, Python is useful, because it’s the most universal in many respects. Others say Java is better to learn, because its so prominent on the Web. I would rebut that you can learn Java from Python. Potayto. Potahto.

In any case, each program below emphasizes different pedagogical techniques and  philosophies, and they are all mass market in the sense that anyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

MIT Courseware Online

MIT has long been a pioneer of online courseware. One course is their Intro to Computer Science & Programming class, thought by many to be the best, most encompassing intro computing course offered. Taught by tenured MIT faculty, the online course is structured via taped lectures, written assignments, and self-assessment quizzes.

The course itself is quite rigorous as it was an intro course for MIT students. This isn’t a sort of online class you can do some parts and not the other.  It requires a certain amount of pre-existing math knowhow to be truly successful. The course description says it only requires high school algebra as a prerequisite but I don’t buy this. I remember being pretty stumped by the second assignment, and I passed AP Calc with flying colors. This doesn’t mean the math is terribly high-level, but that it probably requires a certain amount of mathematical aptitude beyond algebra unless you want to spend the entire course scouring forums for help. As with any MIT course, there is an expectation that you not only know how to do a function, but why that function is performed and from where it stemmed. After attempting to follow this courseware for two sessions, I was officially stumped and dropped it.

edX

MIT and Harvard partnered up to create edX. It is a conglomeration of all of their available open courseware, along with a new department for the two institutions to perform research about the future of online courses and new pedagogical technologies. For MIT courseware, you can watch the lectures anytime, read the assignments, and self-assess. EdX has you follow the course in real time and complete the assignments and exams to receive a physical certificate from the program. It currently offers numerous classes in more subjects than just coding and far beyond the purview of Computers Science….

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//Richard

More Than 50% of Mobile Apps Deployed Will be Hybrid – #Gartner, #BYOD

February 11, 2013 1 comment

Gartner Says by 2016, More Than 50 Percent of Mobile Apps Deployed Will be Hybrid

Gartner’s 2013 Mobile and Wireless Predictions Reflect Mobility’s Impact on the Broader

With enterprises under extreme pressure from management and employees to develop and deploy mobile applications to accommodate mobile work styles and increase customer engagement, Gartner, Inc. predicts that more than 50 percent of mobile apps deployed by 2016 will be hybrid.

“Mobility has always been a separate topic for IT professionals, but it is now influencing mainstream strategies and tactics in the wider areas of technology enablement and enterprise architectures,” said Ken Dulaney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Increasingly, enterprises are finding that they need to support multiple platforms, especially as the [bring your own device] BYOD trend gains momentum.”

To address the need for mobile applications, enterprises are looking to leverage applications across multiple platforms. The advantages of the hybrid architecture, which combines the portability of HTML5 Web apps with a native container that facilitates access to native device features, will appeal to many enterprises.

The need for context awareness in mobile applications has increased with the capabilities of mobile devices, causing developers to consider both hybrid and native architectures. For applications to leverage location information, notification systems, mapping capabilities and even on-device hardware such as the camera, the applications need to be developed using either hybrid or native architectures. This has caused enterprise developers to consider alternatives to Web application……

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//Richard

Native vs HTML5 – Which option is best?? – #Mobility via @appcelerator and @r0bsterry

February 6, 2013 Leave a comment

This was a really good presentation from Appcelerator Inc!!

Check it out!!

//Richard

#Citrix Receiver for HTML5 Version 1.1 Released – #Receiver

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 Version 1.1 is released.. And it now has the support for all the Major Desktop Browsers.

Version 1.1 supports the latest updates of the following Desktop browsers

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Safari 6
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox

You can download this from https://www.citrix.com/content/citrix/en_us/downloads/citrix-receiver/receivers-by-platform/receiver-for-html5/

eDocs Location : http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-html5-11/receiver-html5-version-wrapper.html

 

Key things to check out for while installing and configuring Citrix Receiver for HTML5 v1.1

Direct Internal Acces

  • XenApp 6.5 server to be updated with FP1 and latest Hotfix
  • Install the NEW Citrix Receiver for HTML5 Version 1.1  on your Storefront 1.2 server (Uninstall the old version manually before installing this new version)
  • Open the installed “Citrix HTML5 HDX Engine Configuration” tool and Add the “Receiver for Web” URLs to configure for HTML5 access
  • You can now open the supported browsers listed above on the client side and enter the “Receiver for Web” URL
  • If you are prompted with the logon screen where you have the option to download the native Citrix Receiver, just click on “Log on”
  • Now, add your application/desktop and click on it to launch
  • You have your application running in a browser Tab!!
External Access

Forum : You can use Receiver for HTML5 Forum for reporting issues, questions, and general discussions.

KB articles : You can refer to the below KB articles to troubleshoot some of the cases.

Known Issue : With Internet…

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//Richard

HTML5 or Native for Mobile Apps? Try hybrid

Another interesting blog post from The HTML5 Center with some statistics from developers around their plans to adopt HTML5 for mobile apps.

HTML5 or Native for Mobile Apps? Try hybrid

What is your strategy? I guess that it’s HTML5 all the way so that you don’t have to make X number of builds for the various Android devices out there etc, but will the app perform as expected and will you be able to access all the features needed on the device, or will you revert to an hybrid or native approach like Facebook did?

//Richard

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 is finally released!

Go download it and try it out!

Receiver for HTML5 is now available for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Receiver for HTML5 is a zero install client allowing connection through a browser to XenApp and XenDesktop. The combination of the Receiver for Web and HTML5 provides a fallback option for environments where a native client is not available or an option.

Key new features include:

  • Google Chrome (version 19+) & Mozilla Firefox (version 11+) browsers on Windows and Mac desktops
  • In-session Tool bar that can move and close
    • Copy/Paste text
    • Key to send Ctrl+Alt+Del to desktop session
  • External access of XenApp applications and XenDesktop via Access Gateway
  • Direct internal access of XenApp applications
  • Performance enhancements

Will download and try it out ASAP to see if it’s useful and delivers a good user experience!

Cheers!

/Richard

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