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  • Enterprises should give Chromebooks a chance, say analysts

    Google failed to take the world by storm when it launched its Chromebook laptops two years ago but the devices shouldn?t be written off just yet, according to IT analyst house Forrester.

  • How Windows 8 threatens to undermine Software Assurance

    Sean Robinson, MD of License Dashboard, explains how critical changes to Windows 8 licensing is undermining the assurance of Software Assurance, and what organisations must do to ensure they remain compliant when implementing virtualisation and BYOD.

  • Don?t let the cloud obscure usability

    Cloud computing is reaching the stage of maturity. Across any vertical market and at varying degrees of uptake organisations are taking off to the cloud, whether for test and development, email, collaboration, sales automation, HR or more bespoke applications.

  • Intel needs to generate big PC buzz at IDF, say analysts

    Intel needs to generate a lot of excitement at its annual developer conference this week - not just around the company but around the whole PC industry.

  • Can Nvidia's Kepler processor revolutionise virtual desktop hosting?

    Nvidia recently demoed its long-awaited Kepler graphics processor with no less than a simulation of two galaxies colliding. On a practical level, though, the technology could answer many questions about virtual desktop hosting and, in the process, fill glaring holes in BYOD policies.

  • What's the fastest browser? Maybe you're measuring it wrong

    Among all those very scientific benchmarks we forget one factor: the user. Our human eye is incapable of distinguishing the 221 ms load time of a JavaScript applet in IE9 from the 220 ms load time in Firefox 17. Do we even notice if Chrome opens a website in 778 ms versus IE's 953 ms? Humans think in seconds, not milliseconds.

  • The next frontier in virtualisation

    Desktop virtualisation is becoming increasingly attractive to enterprises, particularly mid-sized businesses that have achieved significant data centre efficiency improvements through server virtualisation.

  • HP announcements and missed opportunities

    HP's products unveiled recently range from an enhanced server line to a new range of thin clients to the first all-in-one workstation. What's missing is an HP corporate story along with what may be the major competitive opportunity. Let me explain.

  • Desktop virtualisation: How to succeed

    If you've already virtualised the servers in your data centre, desktop virtualisation may seem like the next logical step. But businesses are finding that the benefits of hosted virtual desktop technologies are more nuanced. The advantages may be harder to quantify and harder to justify based purely on traditional ROI calculations.

  • Why IT departments need to learn to give up control

    "Improvisation is too good to leave to chance," said Paul Simon. It's a lesson that IT needs to learn and, more important, act on.

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