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From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jan 2015, 09:49 AM


With the use of virtualised desktop environments (VDI) growing year on year, Stefan Haase looks at why they are an attractive proposition for IT departments, what the differences between the two approaches to virtual desktop environments are and, most importantly, how you can decide which is the best option for your organisation.

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Drop in PC sales shows a change in IT use

Posted by Phil Dyson | 23 Apr 2013, 15:18 PM


PC sales dropped by an unprecedented 14% in the first quarter of 2013, with just 76.3 million units being shipped in the first three months of the year. But what has caused such a sudden dip in demand? And how are businesses responding?

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Is battery life holding back mobile technology?

Posted by Paul Storey | 20 Mar 2013, 15:51 PM


Within the industry, we are increasingly told that the future is mobile, with the ‘bring your own device’ trend rapidly gaining pace. Paul Storey reflects on the advances in mobile technology, while also highlighting the key areas still requiring improvement; until battery life increases, our remote working aspirations may be put on hold.

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The importance of remote working

Posted by Stefan Haase | 27 Feb 2013, 16:27 PM


Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Inc, this week announced a ban on ‘working from home’ within her organisation. She cited her reasoning as a ‘need to be working side-by-side,’ but in an age of emerging remote working technology, is this need out-dated? Stefan Haase discusses the benefits of remote working, and some of the best technology for the job.

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Importance of remote working in the face of snow

Posted by Phil Dyson | 15 Jan 2013, 17:31 PM


This week the Met office has issued an ‘amber / be prepared’ warning of heavy snow in the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. How will this affect your business operations? Some extraordinary figures have been circulated since the last bout of heavy snowfall, numbers that will have unsurprisingly worried business owners and management teams ever since. Increasingly, snow and adverse weather conditions cause travel chaos across the UK, with roads often impassable and public transport unusable. The result of this is that staff are unable to get to the office, and can mean that your business grinds to a halt.

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Taking remote working seriously

Posted by Phil Dyson | 11 Jul 2012, 11:13 AM


If there’s one thing you can rely on Boris Johnson for, it’s speaking his mind. And it’s safe to say that his recent thoughts on people working from home haven’t failed to live up to his usual style.

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