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Taking Control of Bring Your Own Device BYOD with Desktops as a Service (DaaS)


Date: December 12th 2012
Time: 05:20pm PST
Location: New Almaden Room


With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) being embraced by companies across the globe, employees can now literally work from anywhere. But, while the BYOD trend shows promise for increasing employee productivity, it also brings up a whole slew of questions: How can I ensure high performance and availability on a mobile device? Are employees using this device for both personal and professional use? What if a device gets stolen? How secure are confidential company files?

BYOD would not have been possible without the groundwork laid by desktop virtualization. And a new twist in virtual desktops – Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) – is helping organizations solve these tough BYOD access and security challenges. In this session, Danny Allan, CTO of Desktone, will discuss best practices for implementing BYOD with cloud hosted DaaS. Using case study examples from service providers and end users, Danny will outline how organizations can secure end user devices in the enterprise through desktop virtualization. Topics to be covered include:

  • How IT professionals can better control their organization’s confidential data through centralized management and automated security policy updates
  • The advantages of cloud-hosted vs. on-site virtual desktop solutions
  • Tips for organizations reducing IT costs and complexity while implementing BYOD

Learning Objective 1: Learn best practices for securing end user devices and corporate information through cloud hosted Desktops as a Service.

Learning Objective 2: Identify strategies for reducing capital investment in hardware, software and on-site infrastructure while implementing BYOD.

Learning Objective 3: Determine the right questions to ask when considering virtual desktops to ensure security of data as well as flexibility and scalability.


Danny Allan , CTO , Desktone
As Chief Technology Officer, Danny Allan is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. Allan educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. He joined Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy. Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, Allan has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.
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