Can your businesses increase productivity and save money by implementing a Bring your own Computer (BYOC) program? Are there benefits in giving staff a free choice of PC technology (be that a Windows, Mac, Linux, or other devices – perhaps even an iPad) if you give them a cash allowance to purchase and use their own PC for company and personal use? Are there pitfalls?
Microsoft’s announcement yesterday of Massachusetts based Sentillion extends its reach into healthcare solutions and added a new component to its virtualization portfolio. Sentillion’s vThere is a type-2 hypervisor (hosted virtual machine) built on Parallels virtualization whose strength is in its ability to provide a highly secured desktop image on a normally non-secured solution.
Hosted virtual desktops such as Microsoft Virtual PC and VMware Workstation offer great features and flexibility for providing localized virtual desktops but have not been able to provide the level of security on the virtual disk images themselves to make them suitable for more that development and test environments. Continue reading Microsoft Adds Sentillion’s vThere to its Virtualization Portfolio