News Straight from the Cloud 8.8.11

August 12th, 2011

"The Rise of the Mobile Workforce" - Read this and other desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and BYOD articles that we found interesting over the course of the week.

 

Cloud Computing Employed at One-Third of Small and Medium Businesses

"Nearly one-third of small to medium-size businesses have adopted cloud computing technology, with medium-sized businesses (42%) showing the highest utilization, a new study from the CompTIA industry trade group finds." - Joe McKendrick Read More...

Desktop Virtualization Now Being Pushed by the Business, Not by IT

"The desktop virtualization tables have turned. Where once IT shops argued and pushed for the technology to solve their desktop administrative and security headaches, now the business is pushing IT to use desktop virtualization to resolve a potpourri of business problems." - Christina Torode Read More...

In the Future, Cloud Computing Will be the Only Choice

Dr James Bellini: “I’m a historian of the future so I like to put things in context, and for me, with computing we’re at the beginning of that big switch from having all this expensive equipment in offices and on the desktop. One day the cloud will help us to get rid of the office; those great work prisons of the 20th century.” - The Telegraph Read More...

The Rise of the Mobile Workforce

"The era of the 9-to-5 job is over. Even just a few years ago, you were expected to commute to work, put in your hours and drive back home. Once you left work, it was done until you came back into the office the next way. Thanks to laptops, smartphones, tablets and Wi-Fi, that has all changed." - Ben Parr Read More...

Should You Put Virtual Desktops in the Cloud?

"So, while virtual desktops might make sense for your business, owning your own virtual desktop delivery infrastructure might not. In that case, hosting providers offer a way to deliver virtualized desktops." - Greg Shields and Don Jones Read More...

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