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VMware Extends Horizon Beyond Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VMware has bundled its VDI software with other VMware desktop virtualization products Full Story »
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Amazon's Workspaces Becomes Generally Available

But Amazon has to overcome questions regarding software integration, security and availability to succeed, according to analyst

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Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure

By partnering with the likes of Australian operator Telstra, Cisco hopes to catch up with competition

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IGEL Turns Old Laptops Into Thin Clients with New Software

The company's Universal Desktop Converter 2 software costs $80 per laptop

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VMware Unwraps Hybrid Cloud Desktop Virtualization

With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid cloud deployment.

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Chromebooks Getting VMware Virtual Desktop Service

Organizations will be able to run their Windows applications on Google Chromebooks with VMware's new desktop virtualization service

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Has Dell Created the Perfect Thin Client?

Many have tried to create a marketable thin client, let alone a perfect one. So far, all have failed. But the Dell-Wyse Cloud Connect, announced this week, might be close.

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Dell Finally Ships Android-based PC on a Stick

The Wyse Cloud Connect fits both at the office and at home

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VMware acquires AirWatch to boost mobile device, application management

The company accelerates its client computing push with the addition of AirWatch's tools

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Citrix Buys Framehawk to Give Virtual Desktops a Boost

Framehawk's technology will improve performance over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for XenApp and XenDesktop users

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offers Risks and Rewards

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?

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AWS: Our Virtual Desktop Will Succeed Where Others have Stumbled

AWS hopes that its new WorkSpace VDI service will appeal to enterprises with low cost and maintenance

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VMware Promises Better 3D Graphics on Virtualized Desktops

The company also plans to let users run Windows Server 2008 R2 as a stand-alone desktop

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VMware Reverses Decision on Thinapp Licensing, Readies New Version

User complaints get through and mean ThinApp will not just be part of the Horizon suite

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VMware Acquires Desktone, Makes Network Virtualization Generally Available

The company also announced a number of new management tools at VMworld Europe