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  • Finish line approaches for Hyundai virtual desktop rollout

    Hyundai's Australian subsidiary is close to completing a company-wide VDI rollout. Head of IT at Hyundai Motor Company Australia, Bala Kothandaraman, said that virtual desktops had been rolled out to around 45 per cent of the organisation's 200 end users, with the remainder to transition in two months.

    Written by Rohan Pearce18 July 14 14:55
  • Hornsby Council rolls out virtual desktops

    Hornsby Shire Council in northern Sydney is in the pilot phase of a rollout of virtual desktop infrastructure. The rollout, which is due to be completed by the end of June, will involve shifting the council's employees from Windows XP to virtual Windows 7 desktops delivered via Nutanix converged infrastructure.

    Written by Rohan Pearce02 May 14 09:52
  • Ease of management, mobility drive VDI at Bentleys Brisbane

    Bentleys Brisbane has begun a pilot of virtual desktops, with the independent Queensland accountancy using appliances that bring together both storage and compute in a single package as an alternative to traditional SAN infrastructure.

    Written by Rohan Pearce23 Oct. 13 15:41
  • Profile IT: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney's Mardi Gras is the highest profile annual event in Australia for members of the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities. And although the event has its origins as a political protest, and some parade participants still take aim at the inequalities and violence suffered by non-heterosexual people in Australia, it's also big business.

    Written by Rohan Pearce01 March 13 15:40
  • Macquarie Uni to virtualize computer labs

    Macquarie University has flagged plans to virtualize many of its student computer labs from the second semester of this year, as part of a ploy to better utilise licensed software both on-premise at the university and remotely.

    Written by James Hutchinson17 May 11 12:09
  • Virtualised desktops gain Aussie traction

    Virtualisation giant VMWare has put together a specialist crack team to tackle the opportunity of converting legacy "fat client" PC desktops in Australian organisations to slimline virtualised environments, as more virtual desktop rollouts continue to emerge around the country.

    Written by Renai LeMay26 Aug. 10 10:28
  • McAfee and Citrix partner to secure virtual desktop

    McAfee and Citrix have announced a strategic partnership and collaboration agreement to make secure virtual desktop and make it scalable for large enterprise deployments, according to a release. The collaboration will enable Citrix XenDesktop customers to extend management of desktop security to virtual environments using the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform.

    Written by Channelworld staff13 May 10 09:58
  • Need desktop access over the Web? Try some Guacamole

    A new open source project dubbed Guacamole allows users to access a desktop remotely through a Web browser, potentially streamlining the requirements for client support and administration.

    Written by Rodney Gedda04 May 10 10:15
  • Microsoft sweetens pot for the virtual-desktop curious

    In an effort to capture what it sees as a growing market for virtual desktops within enterprises, Microsoft is simplifying some licensing agreements and enhancing its virtual-desktop-related software.

    Written by Joab Jackson19 March 10 06:04
  • Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

    Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems, Microsoft and VMware, while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

    Written by Eric Lai03 Feb. 10 23:14
  • Red Hat open sources desktop application protocol

    Red Hat has open sourced a virtual desktop protocol it acquired last year, called the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment (SPICE), in the hope of fostering its wider adoption.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Dec. 09 09:34
  • Citrix bows to customer pressure on XenDesktop licensing

    Citrix Systems has added more licensing options and editions to its upcoming desktop virtualization platform XenDesktop 4, including the option to pay by the number of devices used, it said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs21 Oct. 09 08:07
  • Desktop virtualization on a slow ramp, VMware chief says

    Organizations are finding it hard to calculate the cost benefits of desktop virtualization and broad adoption is unlikely to happen for another year or two, VMware's CEO said on Wednesday.

    Written by James Niccolai23 July 09 10:55
  • UN distributing 500,000 computers to poor countries

    Ncomputing on Monday said it will provide virtual desktops for the United Nations as part of a wider UN program to distribute 500,000 workstations to developing nations.

    Written by Agam Shah27 May 09 09:03