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Desktop Virtualisation

Desktop Virtualisation: Desktop virtualisation (sometimes called client virtualisation, as a concept, separates a personal computer desktop environment from a physical machine using the client–server model of computing. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Perfect Storm-Time to Review Client Computing Strategies

Section: Research
As different needs and issues converge on businesses and IT managers around managing costs and risk while creating an enabling environment, technology advances now mean that client-side computing can be more tightly controlled while still providing flexibility and cost effectiveness. ...   read more

Applied Desktop Virtualisation

Section: Research
Virtualisation is one of the most talked about topics in IT today. But with the release of Windows 7 and an unexpected upturn in desktop refresh projects, how far have users progressed with rolling out solutions in the area of Desktop Virtualisation?   This reseach paper covers the following topics:   -  Introduction - myth versus reality -  Triggers for change -  Desktop Virtual ...   read more

The Great Virtualization Debate

Section: Research
With virtualization close to the top of every CIO’s to do list, this report details the task of finding out how well server, storage and desktop virtualization is currently understood and where it is being applied, discovering what is driving adoption and, just as interestingly, what is holding it back.   This report provides a snapshot of activity with regard to the adoption of virtualization solutions in business today.  The report ...   read more

Virtual Desktops: From Wow to How

Section: Research
Download this free technology brief on the why and how of desktop virtualization   Virtual Desktops are quickly becoming the technology of choice for many businesses seeking more flexibility in the way they deliver applications to different types of users.    This technology brief provides an easy to ...   read more

Evolution of Desktop Service Delivery

Section: Research
This guide provides a practical decision-making framework for IT decision makers to assess the client computing needs of their own organisation.  It covers how best to manage and deliver desktop services whilst ensuring the needs of business users are met and risk to the business is minimised. If you are pro-actively developing a client computing strategy, or you simply feel it is time to review what is available and need help in getting your thoughts straight, then ...   read more

Virtualization Solutions for SMBs - A Buyer's Guide

Section: Research
Virtualization isn't the preserve of large enterprises.  Learn how small and mid-sized businesses (SMB's 50-750 users) are using Virtualization to reduce costs, improve security and efficiency.   This buyer’s guide covers: -  Virtualization Solutions Overview -  Desktop Virtualization -  Server Virtualization -  Data Back-Up & Disaster Recovery -  Host ...   read more

User Virtualization

Section: Research
User Virtualization allows users the flexibility to manage their own preferences across multiple physical or virtual devices, but it does so within a framework that is monitored and controlled by IT.    This research explores how User Virtualization can work covering the following topics: -  Whose desktop is it anyway? -  End user computing is at an inflection point -  ‘P’ is for ‘personal ...   read more

10 Reasons to Modernise the Desktop

Section: Research
Desktop modernisation is about evolving from the PC-centric model to a user-centric model. This means moving beyond the physical PC to a state that is highly flexible, easy to manage, customisable to suit users’ needs, and ready for new and future technology. The journey to user-centric computing begins with modernising the desktop—cutting the ties that bind users, applications and data to a single piece of hardware.   • Users be ...   read more

Don't forget the network

Section: Research
The overall IT networking requirements of a given organisation are not provided as a single utility. Instead they comprise a constantly evolving patchwork of technology and services, some maintained in-house and some provided by third parties, the availability and performance of which are often taken for granted until something goes wrong. Over time this ‘network’ has become embedded in nearly every business process; when the network fails the processes fail too. To prevent this ...   read more

Server Virtualization - 2 Minute Explanation

Section: Research Video
An animated elevator pitch on the three types of server virtualization and their benefits. ...   read more

40% of Workers Never Heard of Virtualization, according to Cisco Study

Section: News
A new study by Cisco mConcierge partners has found that 40% of workers have never heard of the term virtualization, including IT personnel. 53% of those that don’t work in IT have never heard anything about the technology and just 34% think that the company they work for uses virtualization. Worse, 80% of top-level executives have no idea whether using virtualization solutions would benefit their company or not. Bearing this in mind, it’s no real surprise that   read more

Cisco and Citrix in desktop virtualization partnership

Section: News
IT heavyweights Cisco and Citrix have formed a new desktop virtualization alliance that is expected to improve the deployment of large IT infrastructure solutions. The firms are also hoping that the partnership will result in significant virtualization optimisation - particularly when it comes to virtual desktop deployments over wide area ...   read more

Cisco predicts huge growth in cloud computing traffic

Section: News
Cisco has predicted a huge growth in cloud computing in the coming years, with traffic tripling between 2010 and 2015. According to the firm's Global Cloud Index (2010-15) report, the amount of data being shifted to and from cloud systems will rise 12-fold and the total amount transmitted during 2015 is expected to reach 1.6 trillion gigabytes.In its report the firm said that the majority of data being shifted around the cloud will be hidden from end users - during processes like   read more

Citrix overhauls server virtualization solution

Section: News
Server virtualization specialist Citrix has overhauled its flagship XenServer 6 product, boosting both scalability and performance in the process. A number of improvements, including the integration of the firm's Open vSwitch technology, are aimed at optimising cloud service delivery. Placeholder0XenServer 6 also incorporates various desktop virtualization enhancements - including optimised end-user experience within its virtual desktop environments, with a greater reliance ...   read more

Cloud Computing Stocks Fall

Section: News
Cloud computing stocks fell last week by a miniscule 0.55%, according to figures released by the Talkin'Cloud Stock Index, a dedicated cloud stock index which keeps tabs on performance in cloud trends. CommVault proved to be the week's biggest winner, with its stocks gaining 4.48%, whilst Carbonite saw shares fall sharply by 8,47%, due in part to rival company Mozy announcing a new channel partner programs for resellers. read more

Desktop virtualization has 'major security advantages'

Section: News
One of the major security advantages of desktop virtualization is that it allows firms to keep their employees' mobile devices free of sensitive company data, according to Citrix. The firm is already using its own products to bolster cloud security as its staff turn to mobile devices ...   read more

Desktop virtualization 'needs to mature'

Section: News
A former Citrix employee has claimed that desktop virtualization is still some way off maturity and requires a certain level of technical expertise if it is to be implemented effectively. This could point to an increasing demand for outsourced infrastructure solutions that leave management and maintenance to a third party.Speaking to CRN, Simon Crosby, who used ...   read more

Efficiency and flexibility push businesses toward virtualization

Section: News
A third of business managers polled by PC World have claimed that most of their servers are running on virtual machines - showing that adoption of virtualization is on the rise. The survey also showed that virtualization appears to be maturing, but there are still big gaps in uptake. Placeholder0According to the poll, 26 per cent of those surveyed claimed that they are not using virtualization at all. However, of the third that are using the IT solution, 85 per cent have claime ...   read more

Flexibility makes cloud computing more appealing

Section: News
Flexibility is one of the key benefits of cloud computing, allowing businesses to adapt quickly and easily to unexpected challenges. According to the founder of, Joe Weinman, increasing capacity fourfold at the drop of a hat is now possible with the pay-as-you-go service model offered by cloud computing providers.Speaking to PC World, Mr Weinman said: "Let's say you ...   read more

Mobile security 'top priority for lawyers on the move'

Section: News
An increasing number of law firms are adopting mobile working technology - such as smartphones and tablets. But legal representatives are adamant that mobile device security should be made a top priority, so that client confidentiality is not compromised. Placeholder0Speaking to Legal Week, Berwin Leighton Paisner IT director Janet Day said: " read more

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