June 18th, 2009 — 4:17pm
A couple of weeks ago, we introduced AppScriber as a brand new Immidio product. Now more and more people I meet when I’m at conferences or community events ask me what it’s good for. In short, Immidio AppScriber is a web application that provides users with the functionality to self-assign Windows applications. It makes it easier for the users to manage their own start menus and their application icons. With Immidio AppScriber the user is in control while staying within the boundaries pre-defined by a system administrator.
But who needs such a product? The answer is simple. Immidio AppScriber is ideal for IT departments that want to reduce costs and labor when providing their users with centrally deployed and managed applications. The product is specifically designed for IT environments with large numbers of users that need flexible access to dynamic application sets, in particular universities, hospitals and all enterprises with contractors or rapidly changing work forces. Immidio AppScriber is perfectly suited for administrators who don’t want to worry about manually assigning the right applications to users.
Technically, Immidio AppScriber allows an end-user to activate and deactivate applications through a secure self-service web front-end, after an administrator made him or her member of the AppScriber user group. As a result, AppScriber helps the users to subscribe and control applications that are relevant to them. The only prerequisite related to the underlying application provisioning platform is that all applications are assigned to individual Active Directory security groups. At this point it is important to note that the solution is completely vendor-agnostic. This means that today’s most relevant Windows application deployment and application virtualization technologies — such as Microsoft Installer, Microsoft App-V, Microsoft RemoteApp, Citrix XenApp published applications or VMware ThinApp — work perfectly well with Immidio AppScriber.
So, if you want to empower your users to get the Windows applications they need on-demand from any place and without intervention by an administrator, give Immidio AppScriber a try.
Category: Immidio AppScriber
June 16th, 2009 — 1:43pm
It’s been a fascinating period the past 10 months setting up Immidio as a new software company in the virtualization market space. On the one hand Immidio is a real start-up with all the challenges that it brings, but on the other hand it’s a spin-off from a well-established expert consulting firm in application virtualization and deployment technologies. As such, we’ve inherited an installed base of more than 10.000 installations worldwide of our flagship product Immidio Flex Profiles. Moreover, we can rely on the expertise of several Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP’s) and Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP’s) within Login Consultants and expert opinions of its large customer base.
Immidio is a vendor of software products that address specific issues that arise when integrating multiple virtualization technologies into existing enterprise IT environments. We offer so-called point solutions with a clear return on investment, and will stay away from building expensive product suites where you are forced to purchase functionality you will never use.
Recently we’ve launched our first retail product, Immidio AppScriber, streamlining the distribution of applications within organizations. With Immidio AppScriber, IT departments control the applications available to end-users, while allowing end-users themselves to select the applications they need. No further IT involvement is necessary, resulting in significant savings.
Our development team is on track with Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced Edition, scheduled to be released before the summer holidays. Immidio Flex Profiles optimizes the management of user profiles in virtualization environments. It combines the advantages of mandatory profiles and scripting to achieve superior performance and flexibility. Among the new features that the Advanced Edition will bring are greatly simplified deployment, a graphical user interface (including a wizard to help create INI files), out-of-the box support for common settings, 64-bit support and compressed profile archives.
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