2018 Citrix End-of-Life and Life Sciences

Multiple IT infrastructure components are quickly approaching end of life and many IT departments are finding themselves unprepared and ill-equipped for the journey ahead. Multiple Citrix products are experiencing end of life throughout 2018. Compounding the problem for IT, Windows 2008 R2 reaches end of life in early 2020. With budget cuts, limited resources and the unexpected, IT management must dedicate currency to planning activities or prepare for reactionary measures. For veterans of previous events, this double End-of-Life cycle has complications and considerations that require new frequencies of thought leadership - the majority being non-technical. Frequency being “the what” we think, resonation being “the way” we comprehend those thoughts.

For Life Science organizations, Citrix End of Life requires tighter relationships with the business; relationships that have matured beyond accusations such as “not caring about this project”, “that’s IT’s job” and the ever popular “I did not request an upgrade.” A first step to effective resonation with the business is recognizing that IT departments exist to service the business. Shadow IT has arisen again in Life Science organizations in direct response to poor service quality. Shadow IT is now controlled by the business. This is a frequency that can be avoided.

The Convergency Frequency Resonation Chart© is shown below for 2018’s Citrix End-of-Life risk. These are the stronger frequencies amplifying within Life Sciences over the last 30 days regarding Citrix End-of-Life.

When architecting risk resilient business solutions for Life Sciences, resonation is key.

Convergency LLC is an IT consulting and advisory firm that specializes in cloud architecture, cloud migration, cloud audit and security risk management services.

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