Feb 252011

As William Shakespeare wrote 500 hundred years ago in Julius Caesar, “timing is everything.” Yesterday, I am sure timing was on the mind of AppSense‘s owners as Goldman Sachs announced they would invest $70 million in this U.K. software company.

The user virtualization market is set to top $2 billion by 2015 and AppSense is a leader in this market space. AppSense has a blue-chip customer and partner network that includes HP, Dell, IBM, CSC, Fujitsu, Avanade, Accenture, and EMC. Goldman is no stranger to late stage venture capital as just last month they invested $450 million in Facebook. Timing is everything!

It couldn’t be better timing for our CIO Executive Series group too. You see, we are lucky to have Simon Clephan, VP System Integrator Alliances at AppSense, as one of our guests for the upcoming March 2nd CIO roundtable on desktop virtualization. Simon is currently responsible for developing System Integrator Alliances with key partners for AppSense in the United States.

Perhaps the most challenging issue facing IT executives today is how can their users securely access their corporate computers remotely from laptops, tablets and smartphones. We are excited to have Simon discuss how AppSense is accomplishing this for their clients and we look forward to a lively roundtable discussion.