September 23, 2016
Dell said channel partners will play a critical role in selling two new mobile thin clients added this week to the vendor's arsenal of VDI technology; other channel news.
September 09, 2016
Google API management tools get a major upgrade with Apigee to support designing and maintaining APIs to fit enterprise needs -- plus the chance to one-up market leader AWS.
August 31, 2016
When buzzwords collide: Flash storage is making its mark on hyper-convergence, and VMware VSAN customers are giving all-flash VSAN clusters a try.
August 25, 2016
IT experts share their wish lists for VMworld 2016. For SMBs, it's high time VMware brings cheaper VDI to the table.
VDI Get Started
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Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops. Continue Reading
What’s the next big thing in end-user computing? It’s a question anyone who works in the field has likely asked themselves over the past few years. But it’s not the right question to be asking. ... Continue Reading
Skype for Business is finally viable for VDI shops. Find out why unified communications apps are tough to support on virtual desktops and how Microsoft fixed the issues. Continue Reading
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Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
The VDI storage market is heating up, with an array of options for software-only storage platforms. Each one differs significantly from the next. Continue Reading
Desktops as a service often bring benefits such as easier management, but they don't fit every situation. Tacking a DaaS project onto an OS migration, for instance, is doomed to fail. Continue Reading
Graphics acceleration technology improves virtual desktop performance at the VM level, not over the network. One company deployed it for heavy-duty field work in the boondocks. Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
At many hospitals and physician practices, endpoint devices -- such as desktop computers, laptops and smartphones -- can become areas for cybercriminals to exploit. However, a combination of high-tech defense and old-fashioned common sense offer potent protection against endpoint breaches.
This handbook starts off with an article that looks at the security aspects of patient data on mobile devices and how those devices can work with storage technology. It may be best, when possible, to steer clear of storing personal health information on smartphones and tablets. Instead, look to back-end storage options.
Next, readers can learn about HIPAA breaches and endpoint security in a Q&A with a hospital interim CIO. He recommends using multifactor authentication -- in other words, the practices of using at least two different credentials to verify a user's identity -- as a prime way to protect patient data from breaches that could violate HIPAA requirements.
The final article pinpoints the security advantages offered by a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which can help medical facilities sidestep data breaches while physicians use mobile devices.
These high-tech efforts, combined with improved end-user education, can help clinicians and others in hospitals and physician practices avoid lurking digital dangers that threaten endpoints.Continue Reading
From establishing a baseline to using linked clones, there are a number of ways you can stabilize performance levels in your virtual desktop infrastructure. Continue Reading
When it comes to VDI, IT must be ready to troubleshoot common problems associated with virtual desktop performance, back-end infrastructure, product platforms and persona management. Continue Reading
Problem Solve VDI Issues
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As public and private cloud services bring new IT security demands, data center teams need to rethink how they approach firewalls, identity management and more. Continue Reading
Network latency problems can make even the simplest tasks impossible on a virtual desktop. IT needs to use performance monitoring to identify the source of latency to fix the problem. Continue Reading
IT departments are weighing VDI implementations in healthcare facilities to decrease the security threats associated with user devices, among other reasons. Continue Reading