AppSense Partners with Centrix Software to Provide User-Centric Desktop Transformation Program

Accelerates adoption of new desktop technologies including Windows 7, VDI and cloud computing

AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization technology, and Centrix Software, the leading provider of unified end-user computing solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide organizations with a comprehensive, user-centric transformation program.

By enabling the journey to a user-centric computing strategy, this partnership will allow organizations to simplify and accelerate the adoption of new technologies and platforms including Windows 7, desktop and application virtualization, cloud computing and BYOD initiatives.

Through a user-centric approach, AppSense and Centrix eliminate many user-related project barriers that burden traditional desktop transformation projects. IT managers are assured of delivering projects faster, with less risk, while delivering a consistent end-user experience across all platforms“We have entered a period of transformation in the corporate IT strategy where success is driven by user needs rather than system metrics,” said Lisa Hammond, CEO at Centrix Software. “This is a natural partnership for us as we share a common focus with AppSense in making IT more user-centric. By joining forces, the ongoing cycle of managing the user elements as well as devices allows new technologies to be rapidly and seamlessly adopted.”

“Centrix Software is currently leading the market in providing next generation workspace transformation solutions,” said Simon Bramfitt, Founder and Principal Analyst at Entelechy Associates. “Their solution coupled with AppSense, which is the only company that is holistically solving the challenges of delivering a unified user experience across multiple platforms, provides a truly user centric workspace that will enable organizations to quickly adapt and implement new technologies.”

Together, AppSense and Centrix provide organizations with the tools to:

  • Analyze: Centrix Software gives IT deep, accurate insight into the relationship between users, usage, applications, content and devices, an essential starting point for any transformation, while ongoing analysis provides opportunity for additional optimization;
  • Plan: By providing detailed analytics, Centrix Software enables IT to prioritize and plan based on usage information. When IT has the insight into different user work styles, technical attributes and interdependencies, it leads to fast adoption of the new service and better planning for future needs;
  • Manage: AppSense allows IT to manage the user, independent of the environment, across all computing platforms and delivery mechanisms. IT is able to manage productivity and user experience at the device level; and,
  • Deliver: AppSense user virtualization enables IT to deliver the user to any desktop, device or location, allowing for flexibility, freedom of choice and the reduction of IT barriers.

“With the rapidly evolving use of cloud and personal devices, the focus must now shift to providing user-centric services as to distance ourselves from technologies dependent on a specific infrastructure,” said David Roussain, Vice President of Business Development at AppSense. “The only way for IT to maintain control and facilitate the access to IT services while reducing workload and budget requirements is to manage the user once, across all desktops. We see our partnership with Centrix Software as a vital step in educating organizations of the importance of a user-centric computing model to their future desktop success.”

The program has been helping mutual AppSense and Centrix Software customers and partners with desktop transformation projects, and is part of many standard offerings.

“We have been combining AppSense and Centrix Software as part of our Strategic Formations Services proposition around desktop transformation as it provides both us as a partner and also our joint customers with unrivalled insight into the management make up of the user layer of their desktops and applications,” said Jonathon Hunt, Business Development Director at Point to Point. “The joint proposition these partners have created in our business enables us to help our customers successfully adopt new technologies such as Windows 7, desktop and application virtualization in its many and varied forms, and ultimately to facilitate the strategic move towards user centric computing.”

AppSense and Centrix will be hosting a joint webinar, “Transforming the Enterprise Desktop″, on Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m. GMT. The webinar will be hosted by Gareth Kitson, Director of Product Marketing, EMEA at AppSense and Richard Pegden, Director of Product Marketing at Centrix Software. To register for the event visit:

About AppSense
AppSense is a global independent software provider and leading name in user virtualization solutions driven to redefining the relationship the world has with technology, by unlocking it, so that technology doesn’t control what we do. AppSense is focused on the creation of game-changing technology solutions that re-write the economics of IT and that become the life-force for a mobile, interconnected, interactive world. With the advent of myriad mobile devices, Windows 7, cloud computing, data privacy and ever-demanding employees, user virtualization allows you to unlock the potential of these new technologies while liberating your most valuable asset. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia and ESPN. AppSense has offices in New York and Santa Clara in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo. For more information, visit