Browser-based apps: Don't miss the virtualization forest in the desktop trees

Sometimes we can be so busy concentrating on matters at hand that we miss the bigger picture. Those involved in desktop virtualization have underestimated the significance that browser-delivered applications will have in the future....

03/03/11

The economics of desktop virtualization

With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us and the New Year upon us, it is time to take stock and see what changed for desktop virtualization in 2010. One thing is very clear: We have moved from desktop virtualization being 'about to...

12/28/10

Eliminating drag through desktop virtualization

Sometimes I find myself thinking about work in the strangest of places: I was watching the dragster championships at Pomona recently and I was struck by an odd comparison with one of the challenges of IT. Many years ago when I first...

11/23/10

Is virtualization a silver bullet for disaster recovery?

I have two contrasting personal experiences with disaster recovery projects that provide insights into the contribution that virtualization can make in this crucial, but under-appreciated, area of IT. In the first, I was working for...

11/10/10

Application virtualization, finally

Perhaps it is a truism of IT that technologies take far longer to be adopted than we would ever have expected, but that has certainly been the case with application virtualization. Softricity, now part of Microsoft, brought the...

06/25/10

Taming the laptop

Laptops have always been a challenge to manage, and, frankly, not a lot has changed to address this in recent years. Laptops have all the issues of managing a desktop PC where the user is frequently an administrator on the machine....

06/01/10

The whys and wherefores of virtualization

Welcome to Virtually Everything.  This is my first entry so I thought I would start at the beginning, back when we knew what virtualization was for.  It allowed multiple server loads to be consolidated onto a single physical server....

04/26/10

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