My name is James Rankin and I have been working in IT for twenty-five (!) years, and at least twenty of those I have been directly involved in end-user computing (EUC) technologies. I started out as a lowly server admin and gradually have tried to specialize more and more in the virtualization, directory services, end-user computing, monitoring, security and mobility areas. Since 2012 I have been an active blogger, since 2014 I’ve been an active presenter, and I also write for other industry publications on occasion too, as well as trying my hand at YouTube.
This is where I post all of my articles and occasional videos, and here you will find reviews, news, tips and tricks, features and everything I can be bothered to put down into my library of knowledge. I hope you find it useful and I can bring you new content as often as possible (which isn’t as often as I’d like, but days have limits).
I’m a massive believer in the power of IT community – I was encouraged to start blogging by Carl Webster (who any Citrix admin worth his salt will know of) and have encouraged many others to do the same. Community is everything – it’s where you can find the answers to all your technical queries and be supported in your personal growth no end. For my community contributions, I am a current (2018-present) Citrix Technology Professional and also a former AppSense Community Advisor and VMware vExpert.
I’m also very active on Experts Exchange, the Citrix forums and World of EUC Slack, which I’d encourage everyone to join
If you’re inquiring about consultancy, writing, reviews or any kind of work, feel free to drop me an email at james [at] james-rankin [dot] com or drop me a message on Slack, LinkedIn or Twitter. My rates are reasonable (very reasonable if I can work remotely!)
Thanks for visiting!