James Rankin has worked in IT since 1995, spending nearly ten years as a server engineer and systems administrator, since late 2004 he has primarily focused on user and application virtualization. He currently works for a boutique consultancy called HTG in the north-east of England, focusing on EUC solutions, cloud, mobility and digital transformation. He is a current CTA (Citrix Technology Advocate) and AppSense Community Advisor (ACA)
"A couple of years ago, I reported on Cloudhouse and its new approach to handling application virtualization. At that time, it looked like a very intriguing piece of technology. Recently, I caught up with Mat Clothier, Cloudhouse’s CTO, for a quick chat about where the company is currently focused and how it sees things developing in the future..."
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Despite emergency security patches issued by Microsoft for a number of its legacy operating systems, WannaCry highlighted a major risk faced by companies running business critical applications on unsupported systems. It also showed that, without on-going support, it will become too costly, in both monetary and reputational terms, for organisations to continue running their legacy applications.