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8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud
With organizations looking for new ways to cut costs and increase productivity, cloud computing has become a popular trend. In the most common form of cloud

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand


Palm Computing to offer software to allow Palm devices to network with enterprise systems and applications.

desktop computing  Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand R.A. Krause - October 27th, 1999 Event Summary 10/18/99 - 3Com's Palm Computing offspring will stand or fall on the willingness of large corporate IS groups to embrace an array of new devices, from personal digital assistants to cellular phones, that use the Palm operating system as their basic software. This week the company, which will be spun off from parent 3Com early next year, will take a giant step in its effort to shift from gadget maker to systems vendor. At Read More

The Perfect Storm: Time to Review Client Computing Strategies


Server-based computing has been seen at best as a way to provide those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security, and management systems are driving the shift toward server-based computing being suitable for a larger proportion of a company’s user base. Learn how client-side computing can be more tightly controlled yet provide flexibility.

desktop computing  environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security, and management systems are driving the shift toward server-based computing being suitable for a larger proportion of a company’s user base. Learn how client-side computing can be more tightly controlled yet provide flexibility. Read More

Get on the Grid: Utility Computing


The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called "grid" computing, it allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed, and pay based on how much and how often the software has been used.

desktop computing  need for client or desktop upgrades. Limited funds required for initial startup. Reduced need for internal IT support. Enterprise applications maintenance performed automatically by external experts. In addition to some aforementioned concerns and issues, topping the list of doubts is whether hosted offerings can be properly integrated with existing on-premise applications. Also there is skepticism about the usefulness of adapting hosted/on-demand solutions to unique business processes and practices. Read More

Security Begins on Your Desktop


The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them and that investment should be protected. Additionally, companies have both competitive and legal obligations to assure that such data is kept private and secure. Many companies and most people are unaware of the obligation and potential threats.

desktop computing  E-mail encryption at the desktop and e-mail gateways. Virus inoculation at the desktop, servers, and e-mail gateways. Remote diagnostics for personal computers. Public data networks with and without Virtual Private Network capabilities. Business Management Response Share the responsibility for assuring business continuity and data security through policies, procedures, and education. Take active measures such as the following to create an informed and enabled workforce: Incorporate data integrity and Read More

Be to Be FreeB(i)e


Be Inc. will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals.

desktop computing  Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals. Be will also work with publishers and other partners to distribute the software. Commercial users of BeOS 5 will still require a separate license from Be. The software currently retails for $99. The move is designed to maximize the visibility and acceptance of Be technology, the company said. Making the free version of BeOS 5 available through the Internet and other channels allows us to aggressively promote our Read More

Grid Computing Update: Pilots Move to Mainstream


We are now seeing a high level of uptake of grid computing, with pilots resulting in implementations. However, these implementations are based on advanced clustering of single applications—and large-scale grid implementations covering an enterprise’s total IT infrastructure are still rare. The key to mainstream adoption may lie in a better understanding of the business value of grid computing.

desktop computing  Computing Update: Pilots Move to Mainstream We are now seeing a high level of uptake of grid computing, with pilots resulting in implementations. However, these implementations are based on advanced clustering of single applications—and large-scale grid implementations covering an enterprise’s total IT infrastructure are still rare. The key to mainstream adoption may lie in a better understanding of the business value of grid computing. Read More

The Business Case for RDP Acceleration: Resolving the User-experience Barrier to Terminal Services & VDI Deployments


For many IT organizations, 2012 is about getting back on track to fulfilling pre-recession goals. Providing a remote desktop protocol (RDP) end-user experience that closely matches a PC-like experience, from anywhere and from any device, is not a nice to have but rather a necessity. This white paper identifies some of the RDP performance challenges facing organizations, as well as their potential causes and cures. Read more.

desktop computing  goals. Providing a remote desktop protocol (RDP) end-user experience that closely matches a PC-like experience, from anywhere and from any device, is not a nice to have but rather a necessity. This white paper identifies some of the RDP performance challenges facing organizations, as well as their potential causes and cures. Read more. Read More

Practical Cloud Computing Today-Private Cloud ERP in a Hybrid Cloud Deployment: An Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies Briefing


Midsize companies in most global markets are currently in a major cycle of enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement driven by economic conditions and operating requirements. Despite the buzz about the cloud, companies are cautious in adopting cloud ERP. This briefing focuses on the current ERP cloud computing landscape from the perspective of midsize customers who have deployed cloud-based ERP when replacing legacy solutions.

desktop computing  Cloud Computing Today-Private Cloud ERP in a Hybrid Cloud Deployment: An Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies Briefing Midsize companies in most global markets are currently in a major cycle of enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement driven by economic conditions and operating requirements. Despite the buzz about the cloud, companies are cautious in adopting cloud ERP. This briefing focuses on the current ERP cloud computing landscape from the perspective of midsize customers who have Read More

Tableau Desktop: Business Analytics for All




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Blade Computing and the Public Sector


Across the public sector, cost savings will be decisive when considering an investment in blade computing. The decision can be made on a fairly straightforward cost basis—does the investment pay back? But blade computing also offers advantages in terms of the ability to respond to business needs, which should make it a core part of public sector IT strategy.

desktop computing  Computing and the Public Sector Across the public sector, cost savings will be decisive when considering an investment in blade computing. The decision can be made on a fairly straightforward cost basis—does the investment pay back? But blade computing also offers advantages in terms of the ability to respond to business needs, which should make it a core part of public sector IT strategy. Read More

Mining and Quarrying ERP Accreditation Report: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd


Mining and quarrying organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report assists organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their needs. Based on information provided to TEC by Microsoft reseller Eclipse Computing, this report focuses on real-life implementation projects delivered by Eclipse Computing to three of its existing clients.

desktop computing  and Quarrying ERP Accreditation Report: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd Mining and quarrying organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report assists organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their needs. Based on information provided to TEC by Microsoft reseller Eclipse Computing, this report focuses on real-life implementation Read More

Compaq Streamlines Product Line


Compaq is simplifying its sometimes dizzying range of product offerings in its business desktop lines. This bodes well for their customers.

desktop computing  slimming down its commercial desktop PC line will increase profitability. As part of CEO Michael Capellas' strategy for getting Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) back on track, the company will streamline its commercial desktop PC line. Sources said Compaq will attempt to make this part of its business profitable again by slimming down the product line. The aim is to relaunch DeskPro with a smaller number of models and supporting a smaller number of chip sets and processors, sources said. Compaq, analysts said, has the Read More

The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence


Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now.

desktop computing  its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More

IAM in the Cloud: An overview of technology and value


Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions and cloud computing systems are relatively new, and can interact in many ways. Here is an overview of key concepts involved, assumptions that clarify their network topology and functionality, and a comprehensive list of architectural scenarios, with an analysis of costs, risks, and benefits for each scenario, to help architects evaluate the suitability of various solutions.

desktop computing  in the Cloud: An overview of technology and value Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions and cloud computing systems are relatively new, and can interact in many ways. Here is an overview of key concepts involved, assumptions that clarify their network topology and functionality, and a comprehensive list of architectural scenarios, with an analysis of costs, risks, and benefits for each scenario, to help architects evaluate the suitability of various solutions. Read More