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CIOs clamor for usage-based pricing

Sick of overpaying for features they don't need or use, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140456">enterprise</a> software customers are eager for vendors to adopt pay-per-use models that better align cost with consumption, according to an IDC report published last month.

Written by Eric Lai08 Feb. 10 22:16

Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems, Microsoft and VMware, while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

Written by Eric Lai03 Feb. 10 23:14

Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems, Microsoft and VMware, while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

Written by Eric Lai03 Feb. 10 10:36

Apple tablet unlikely to be B2B-ready, says vendor

Tablet computers preceding Apple's expected tablet may have been a dud with consumers, but they have actually made some inroads in industries such as health care, construction and field service.

Written by Eric Lai27 Jan. 10 13:17

Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did.

Written by Eric Lai21 Jan. 10 06:06

GoToMyPC belatedly adds Mac capabilities

The Citrix Online subsidiary of Citrix Systems Inc. has upgraded its market-leading GoToMyPC remote access software, which now allows users to connect from or to their Macs over a distant network.

Written by Eric Lai14 Jan. 10 07:03

Realigning Microsoft Azure unit may boost innovation, squabbling

Unifying Windows Azure with its on-premises counterpart Windows Server should hasten the rollout of new features in Microsoft Corp.'s enterprise cloud platform, but it also will pit Azure against Microsoft's other cloud services for the loyalty of a key customer base, says one independent Microsoft analyst.

Written by Eric Lai12 Dec. 09 05:40

iSuppli now ranks Acer ahead of Dell in PC market

Lifted by fast-growing notebook shipments, Taiwan's Acer grabbed the No. 2 spot in the global PC market for the first time over Dell, according to iSuppli.

Written by Eric Lai04 Dec. 09 11:38
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