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  • Virtual desktop infrastructure offers risks and rewards

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products are here. They work, and if implemented correctly they can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organization?
  • Companies take bold steps into desktop virtualization

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Five organizations that have experienced the benefits, challenges and ROI of desktop virtualization offer tips for successful implementations.
  • 6 reasons small businesses need virtualization

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    If you run a small or mid-sized business, server virtualization promises cost savngs and improved IT efficiency. To help ensure you understand the advantages, we drew up a list of the most tangible benefits that virtualization has to offer small and mid-sized businesses
  • Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp: Which is best for running Windows on a Mac?

    Posted November 28, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Parallels Desktop 7 promises Apple users the best Windows experience on the Mac through virtualization. But is it actually better than running Boot Camp? We put both solutions to the test.
  • Desktop virtualization users say the technology brings challenges

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Sacking the old PC in favor of desktop virtualization is starting to grow and the information technology managers taking the lead on that trend offered some perspectives on the networking and security challenges it brings.
  • Government agencies make move to desktop virtualization

    Posted August 9, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    These government agencies are reaping the early benefits of moving to desktop virtualization.
  • 10 cool things virtualization lets you do

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Virtualization isn't just for geeks or those who run enormously powerful servers. It offers something for everybody, and if you haven't yet dipped your toe into the virtualization ocean, then you're at serious risk of being left behind.
  • Desktop virtualization: Vendors fight but users still happy

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft and a host of others keep dialing up the desktop virtualization talk, but most users are in no rush. Here's a look behind the latest wave of announcements and what's slowing down rollouts.
  • Thin client computing: Central management, anywhere access

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Deployed correctly, Citrix XenApp can deliver on the remote desktop promise
  • Making the leap to virtual desktop infrastructure

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

    When the VDI server maintains a virtual machine for every desktop user, a more PC-like experience results -- but weigh your choices carefully before you start
  • What desktop virtualization really means

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Depending on whom you talk to, desktop virtualization is either the hottest trend in IT or an expensive notion with limited appeal
  • Desktop Virtualization: Comparing Options Frustrates IT

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Desktop virtualization has a comparison problem. Faced with too many product choices, and little concrete data comparing costs and benefits, many IT departments are delaying decisions -- or simply going with products from vendors they already use.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • 5 virtual desktop pitfalls

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Desktop virtualization offers great promise, but also potential problems. Cost is at the top of that list.
  • Desktop virtualization cheat sheet

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    A collection of articles, slideshows, multimedia content on desktop virtualization/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • Desktop Virtualization: 5 Popular Flavors, Explained

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    While VMware and Citrix go head-to-head over how to virtualize the desktop, most users say they prefer to deploy more than one flavor of desktop virtualization. Here's a look at today's five main desktop virtualization choices and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • 13 desktop-virtualization tools

    Posted August 12, 2009 - 8:56 pm

    Virtualization stalwarts and start-ups alike are aiming for the desktop. Here's a baker's dozen.
  • Weighing the pros/cons of desktop virtualization

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Successful server virtualization deployments lead many IT managers to believe desktop virtualization would provide the same benefits. While that is partly true, companies need to be aware of how the two technologies differ, industry experts caution.
  • Virtual desktops cut costs at Denver transportation agency

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    When your IT staff numbers only five people, an opportunity to reduce costs and make it easier to manage your desktop infrastructure is nothing to scoff at. That's the conclusion Trent Ratcliff of the Regional Transportation District in the Denver area came to when reviewing the potential of thin clients and desktop virtualization.
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