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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.

Mobile Virtual Desktops, Motorola Announce a Nirvana Phone

January 10, 2011
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The Nirvana Phone was intended to enable a user to use their small form factor device when on the move or in the office to access business applications and data by accessing a virtual desktop. Motorola's ATRIX 4G is being hailed as a device that can enable any road warrior or knowledge worker more mobile…

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Presentation Virtualization, a year in review

December 31, 2010
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Way back in January, when 2010 still had that showroom fresh smell we released Presentation Virtualization Solutions whitepaper; the year wasn't half way through before that was updated and its being defrosted as we speak to enable updates going into 2011. Its been an eventful year for Presentation Virtualization.

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Desktop Virtualization: How do Wanova offer a Mirage?

December 24, 2010
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Desktop Virtualization: How do Wanova offer a Mirage?

Wanova have developed a Distributed Desktop Virtualization Mirage to solve issues of desktop management with distributed environments, without the need for hypervisors. Their distributed desktop virtualization model should be one you consider in delivering desktop services to your corporate devices.

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Application Virtualization or Application Deployment, which one is better? (Part V)

December 16, 2010
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Taking a look at solutions from Citrix, Endeavours Technologies, InstallFree, Microsoft, Spoon, Symantec, UniDesk and VMWare. "Is it a choice between Application Delivery vs Application Virtualization?"

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Sorting Out “Desktop Virtualization”

December 7, 2010
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Can you use Desktop Virtualization in your organization to improve IT delivery? Desktop Virtualization, as a concept, is straightforward - separate the desktop environment from the physical machine. This gives you benefits in terms of speed of delivery, how you can provide access to mobile and remote workers, how you can ensure security and compliance.

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Virtualizing Internet Explorer: Microsoft Takes The Ball and Goes Home

November 26, 2010
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There is great outrage to Microsoft's reluctance to play ball and support virtualization of IE. Without an alternative, the solutions offered by Microsoft are expensive, cumbersome and difficult to maintain. Virtualising the application may well allow different browser versions to co-exist - but the user-experience can be cumbersome with links to other applications not always…

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Application Virtualization or Application Deployment, which one is better? (Part IV)

November 17, 2010
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Application Deployment solutions reduce the cost of delivering applications and help you manage license use? With the end of support for Windows XP happening in 2014 many businesses are moving towards Windows 7 - ideally this inevitable cost is kept low. Application Virtualization can be used on 'traditional' desktops and laptops. Application Virtualization can be…

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Virtualising Citrix XenApp is a Waste of Time and Effort

November 8, 2010
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Is virtualizing Citrix XenApp a waste of time and effort? In spite of the hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; in spite of options for higher availability and faster recovery, even fail-over; in spite of enabling silo consolidation; in spite of enabling managing user capacity on servers - especially for x32 environments,…

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The Desktop Virtualization Iceberg

October 27, 2010
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Desktop Virtualization is not an easy undertaking. There - I've said it. "But," you may say, "I take a copy of the desktops I have, I run them on servers in the data-centre. Once that's done, I don't need to update those desktop devices; I can update the virtualized workspace instead far more quickly. The…

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