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  • 'Year of the virtual desktop' a flop so far

    More than halfway through what vendors and many analysts predicted would be the year virtual desktops would replace enormous numbers of the physical kind, sales of desktop virtualization products are growing at a rate "that looks about the same as in 2009," according to Ian Song, analyst for International Data Corp.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty30 July 10 01:56
  • Desktop Virtualization: Comparing Options Frustrates IT

    Virtual desktops-once the most rigid, least friendly way to put applications in front of end users-have become a hot topic by promising to deliver the security and easy maintenance that was always desktop virtualization's strength. The trouble: Desktop virtualization now comes in so many varieties that even vendors confuse terms referring to the flavors.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty04 May 10 04:55
  • Private clouds? A walk in the park

    With a jurisdiction that covers nearly 4 million hectares, Parks Victoria is the central authority in Victoria for the management of natural areas across the state. The information systems requirements at Parks Victoria were becoming increasingly demanding, and a recent implementation of a virtualised private cloud has set the stage for rapid growth.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 April 10 07:10
  • Cloud, Virtualization: Wasting IT Resources

    Despite enhancements on both cloud and virtual computing products, major vendors aren't taking into account many of the ways even a technology designed to save IT resources can unintentionally waste them.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty01 March 10 06:20

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