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Desktop Virtualization for Windows and Linux Heats Up

Desktop virtualization is one of those technologies that confound the experts. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, along comes some interloping development to upset the apple cart. Most recently, that role has fallen to Sun’s VirtualBox, the plucky open source VM solution that’s quickly gobbling up the general-purpose desktop virtualization space left […]

Learning the Basics of XenApp 5 and XenServer 5.5 (Part 5 of 10)

In Part 4 of this 10-part series, you learned how to install the Windows Server 2003 prerequisites for XenApp 5, the License Server and Web Interface and all Windows security updates.  In Part 5 of this article, you will learn how to install XenApp 5 for Server 2003 Feature Pack 2 – Platinum Edition and your Citrix product license. When you […]

Is the Desktop the Logical Place to Start?

The Economist of October 2nd 2009, had a special report on mobile telecommunications. Here are a few interesting facts and predictions from this article: Adding 10 mobile phones per 100 inhabitants increases GDP per person by 0.8% Mobile phone growth has been the largest in the developing world. In 2000 the developing world accounted for […]

Why Information Technology to Business Technology Is Taking Longer Than Expected?

There was a recent article in CIO magazine that caught my eye.  At the bottom of page 24, Thomas Wailgum has a piece titled, "A New Face for IT?".  It’s mainly around Forrester Research’s CEO George Colony who has a quest, as I do, to transform "information technology" to "business technology". George, and his team […]

Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity Makes Windows 7 Migration for Enterprise Desktops Easy

Liquidware Labs Inc. (LWL), the leader in User Experience Management for next generation desktops, today announced immediate availability of enterprise scale Microsoft Windows 7® migration support in Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity.  With Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 this month many organizations are grappling with the challenge of getting existing enterprise desktop data from Windows XP to […]

KACE Announces New VMware Certification with Free Virtual KBOX Systems Management Appliance Trial

KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, today launched a new program allowing systems administrators worldwide to evaluate the award-winning KBOX™ Systems Management Appliance for up to 30 days at no cost. The trial KBOX can be installed in just a few minutes, runs on a variety of VMware products, including VMware Player, and can […]

Oracle’s virtualization strategy

Oracle has a unique position in the virtualization market as an Enterprise application, operating system and hardware vendor that owns all of the technologies across the Oracle stack. Owning the entire stack has various advantages, a) integration and centralized management across the stack and b) the ability to prepackage and distribute Oracle technologies via Oracle […]

VMworld 2009 New Innovator Spotlight: Tranxition

There were some amazing technology vendors at this year’s VMworld conference.  In this short article I want to share with you one of those vendors that I found to be doing the right thing at the right time.  That company is Tranxition.  Tranxition debuted their Adaptive Persona product at the show and I found it […]

Profile Hell – The Reality of Windows User Profiles

A user calls the help desk to report a strange malfunction of an application. What does the help desk technician do? Analyze the root cause of the problem? Probably not. Most likely, the user’s profile will be deleted and the problem will have gone away. Happy ending? Not at all! Problem? Deleted! Deleting entire user […]

iland Moves Desktop Computing Into The Cloud, Enables Security and Mobility

iland Workforce Cloud allows secure desktop connections to corporate data while supporting disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance iland announced today the general availability of the iland Workforce Cloud©, a unified platform that integrates desktop PCs, laptops and other devices with hosted servers, data, and services. The unified solution allows secure desktop connections to hosted […]

Xangati Releases Software For Monitoring Virtualization Applications

Xangati’s software allows IT administrators to monitor activity of virtualized and cloud applications connected to their network, allowing potential problems to be located and recorded. This added transparency may assist help desks in addressing problems in enterprise networks with a combination of on-premises and cloud applications and services running simultaneously. Xangati announced the rollout of […]

Lakeside Software: Desktop Virtualization Management Podcast with Michael Schumacher – Episode 93

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In episode 93, Douglas Brown interviews Michael Schumacher, CTO and Founder of Lakeside Software. Douglas and Michael discuss the Lakeside Software SysTrack desktop virtualization solution. Michael does an amazing job walking us through SysTrack’s power management and virtual machine planner technologies and how they can help IT overcome key issues with desktop virtualization planning and deployment. Click […]

Global Survey Shows Growing Demand for Virtualized Desktop Environments

Imprivata®, Inc., the employee access management company, today announced the results of its "2009 Desktop Virtualization Survey." The survey targeted executives across a wide array of industries, including healthcare, financial services, state and local government agencies, and others to better understand the rate of adoption of desktop virtualization (VDI) and how organizations plan on securing […]

IBM, Virtual Bridges and Canonical Releases Linux-server based Virtual Desktop

Virtual Bridges’ new VERDE 2.0 now integrates client-side hypervisor for offline PC use Virtual Bridges, IBM and Canonical announced today the immediate availability of the newest version of a Linux-server based virtual desktop  with the release of Virtual Bridges’ VERDE 2.0 software. The Open Virtual Client desktop is a combination of IBM’s Smart Client desktop […]

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