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Andrew Wood
Andrew WoodAndrew is a Director of Gilwood CS Ltd, based in the North East of England, which specialises in delivering and optimising server and application virtualisation solutions. With 12 years of experience in developing architectures that deliver server based computing implementations from small-medium size business to global enterprise solutions, his role involves examining emerging technology trends, vendor strategies, development and integration issues, and management best practices.

Client Hypervisors: Intelligent Desktop Virtualization too clever for its own good?

March 21, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

In 2011, we asked if Client Hypervisors will drive will the Next Generation Desktop. Yet, other desktop virtualization industry experts, such as Ron Oglesby, decided the technology was a dead man walking, writing off Type 1 Client Hypervisors.

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News: Microsoft System Center Advisor now a FREE service

March 15, 2013
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Microsoft100x30

Microsoft has announced that it will offer System Center Advisor for free to its customers in supporting countries. System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables IT Professionals to proactively avoid problems resulting from server configuration issues. It can help you resolve issues faster by providing access to current and historical configuration data for…

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Touch to Kill the VDI Star?

March 8, 2013
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Touch to Kill the VDI Star?

Businesses today waltz with the end of the PC. AppSense's Jon Rolls wrote an interesting blog post on how the Windows desktop has not ceased to be in the post-PC era. For many businesses the corporate PC and the corporate laptop are increasingly supplemented by a personal tablet, personal laptop, personal smartphone. Perhaps if corporate…

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Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 – VDI Game Changer?

February 27, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

And now to their portfolio, Atlantis Computing add ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0. Some early stability issues aside, Atlantis have developed a strong and supportive market and expanded on it. What is in this release? If 2013 is to be the year of VDI - how does Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 help? Importantly, will Atlantis…

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VDI vs RDSH: Squabbling Siblings or Embattled Enemies?

February 22, 2013
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PresentationVirtualization

Before you even get to the entertaining "Citrix vs VMware vs Other" quasi-religious debate, there will be a VDI vs RDSH altercation. It can altercate for days. Ultimately, no business question gets asked, nor decision made, as technical stags lock antlers.

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AppSense Live in the Now: DesktopNow Now More Than Just a Name Change?

February 15, 2013
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www.appsense.com

Now, this isn't a question of how many times can I get now in the title in some sort of unusual Now Bingo game. In January, AppSense, quietly went about re-branding its Management Suite (consisting of Management Center, Application Manager, Environment Manager and Performance Manager) as AppSense DesktopNow although it's all official now.

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Norskale VUEM v2 – a Power Up for a New Player in User Environment Management?

February 6, 2013
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www.norskale.com

Norskale believes that performance, simplicity of use, and a low cost of ownership are key factors when choosing a workspace management product. While Norskale is a new venture, the VEUM product has been available since 2011 and does have a range of case studies and testimonies.

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Browsium Catalyst Available Now – Time to Quell Corporate Browser Choice Feuds?

January 31, 2013
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Browsium Catalyst

Browsium released Catalyst a browser management utility designed to make deploying multiple browsers in the enterprise a manageable reality. We see what substance there is in Catalyst's ability to increase the rate of support and change in your browser deployment and how it could impact user experience and environment security .

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VDI Stall: VDI Appliances solve the hardware problem so, what next?

January 23, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

We've discussed the fact that VDI appliance makers were making good progress simplifying adoption of a virtual desktop infrastructure. An appliance-based route to market can be seen as win-win: being designed both to reduce cost and complexity of implementation (for the customer) and shorten sales cycles (for the vendor). So goes the theory. To understand…

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