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Citrix develops mouse to make iPads, iPhones more Windows friendly

The mouse uses Citrix's Receiver client to interact with remote Windows apps

HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display

Hey Keith, what's cool at CES? (Part 2)

Virtual reality hits the mainstream at this year's gadget show (and other cool stuff)

Reddo Mobility

Startup Reddo Mobility gets $4.25M to give Windows apps a second wind

Windows desktop applications aren’t going to disappear from enterprises overnight, but if Reddo Mobility has its way, many of them will morph into mobilized ones sooner than later.

BYOD love
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Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on.

VMware again lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it

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Local Virtual Desktops May Be the (Old) New Thing in BYOD

For IT organizations seeking to take a more employee-centric stance by employing a Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) program, client hosted desktop virtualization may be what the doctor ordered.

5 ways to access and control your PC remotely

Use your desktop, your files, and even games from anywhere, with the right services and utilities.

Back to the future: 13 year old video outlines Citrix's plan for the next 10 years

Video that Citrix created in 2001 to depict the future is a must-watch

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in Mirage 5.1 lets adminstrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

Citrix XenApp

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

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...

Citrix wins VDI faceoff

VMware, Microsoft score high in test of hosted VDI

How the cloud changes the virtual desktop landscape

While cloud computing and virtualization, along with a focus on small and midsize businesses, are expected to be major trends at this year's VMworld show, the virtual desktop infrastructure players are looking to make some news this...

OpenStack company Piston adds virtual desktop infrastructure

Piston Cloud Computing is the first OpenStack-based company to embrace virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), marking OpenStack's entrance into the VDI market dominated by Citrix.

MIT business school grapples with virtualization

MIT's Sloan School of Management has embraced virtualized desktops as a way to meet user needs and streamline operations, but the IT staff accepts that finding just the right mix of hardware and software is an ongoing challenge.

Reducing VDI cost by exploring alternatives to centralized VM storage

One of the most significant cost elements with VDI is the centralized storage required for maintaining virtual machines. Hypervisor vendors argue that to get disaster recovery and high availability the additional expense is really a...

NaviSite wants to host your virtual desktops

Seeking to capture a slice of market share in the emerging field of virtual desktop services, NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable company and managed service provider of cloud-based products has announced its next major endeavor: a desktop...

F5 gear bought to optimize WAN also helps with VDI

Distribution Management Inc. bought F5's Big-IP Gateway to handle WAN optimization, but it turns out the platform solved a string of problems that cropped up when the company deployed VMware virtual desktop infrastructure, too.

4 Consumer Technologies That Could Change Your Enterprise

From technologies born out of gaming companies to hardware waterproofing products, we find some gems at the Consumer Electronics Show that CIOs will be glad to welcome to their IT shops.

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