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Can You Give Power to Users Responsibly?

A significant problem when providing a Microsoft Windows desktop is how to give users control to let them get on with their job productively, while ensuring their time isn’t wasted and your business exposed to unnecessary risks and costs. Too little control and unlicensed software, possibly even malware and viruses, can be on your network. Too much control and IT limits, rather than supports. Something as simple as installing a custom printer driver is far more complicated than it should be.

At the recent technical conference Pubforum in Frankfurt, I was able to view a demo of two new up and coming features in Appsense‘s Application Manager – namely User Rights Management (URM) and User Installed Applications (UIA). Both are very impressive new additions to that product; features that can be used to help reduce management costs of your any desktops – not only for mobile users – but for any user who needs a greater level of personal control over a standardised environment, be that a traditional PC or a hosted desktop, to get their job done.

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Will deploying Microsoft Office in VDI cost you dearly?

Both Presentation Virtualisation and Desktop Virtualization can be used to provide a Windows desktop experience and to deliver applications, such as Microsoft Office, not only to desktop hardware that might be older but to non-Windows desktops (e.g. Linux PCs. Apple Macs or Thin Client devices). Both virtualization technologies can help your business centrally manage and support applications allowing you to make savings in improved productivity. Moreover, such centralization technologies can extend applications beyond your network – to home workers, to contract staff, to roaming users – and to an ever growing set of devices – be it a netbook, a Windows Mobile device or an iPhone.

While technologies exist to deliver your applications anywhere at any-time – have you factored in the additional cost of application licenses to achieve this?

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