Don Parente

Don Parente

Executive Director - Sales Engineering and Architecture at AT&T Inc.

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Location:
208 S AKARD 100, Dallas, Texas, United States
Company:
AT&T Inc.
HQ Phone:
(210) 821-4105

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Associate Member  - Association of Briefing Program Managers

Member  - Bellcore's Disaster Recovery

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Speakers: Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University and Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown University; David Farber, Adjunct Professor of Internet Studies, Carnegie Mellon University; Jon Peterson, Distinguished Fellow, Neustar; Don Parente, Director, Technology Strategy - Chief Architect, AT&T

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AT&T's Don Parente talks IT modernization in agencies

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"Virtual desktop basically says, 'Keep all the information in one place, keep it secure, keep it safe...make sure that access is limited,'" said Donald Parente, director of technology strategy-chief architect at AT&T Federal Solutions.
He says the virtual desktop is "like a window into the environment you're working on. You're typing here on your iPhone, but it's really being typed into a session that's hosted somewhere else. That's kind of a difficult concept to grasp, but that's essentially what's going on with virtualization. The app is not running on your device; you're simply looking into the app from your device," said Parente, who spoke at the Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall in Washington, D.C. While the approach appears similar to the concept of Virtual Private Network (VPN), a remote access option preferred by many enterprises, Parente noted that users connecting over VPN may experience latency with what he called "chatty" applications, or applications that are database transactional in nature.

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