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Jan 27, 2016

Essential guide to desktop virtualisation

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has become an increasingly popular option for IT leaders who want mobility, security and ease of management for users. Continue Reading


Oct 06, 2015

What's on your desktop?

In this week's Computer Weekly, Microsoft has released Office 2016 and is urging customers to migrate to Windows 10 – but is a desktop upgrade worth the hassle? We report from the Dreamforce conference on the ... Continue Reading


By Clive Longbottom Oct 05, 2015

The best desktop strategy: Forget the desktop

Before licensing and rolling out an updated operating system, it may be time to revise your IT estate Continue Reading


By Bridget Botelho Evaluate Jan 13, 2016

Mobile desktop as a service still isn't viable

Vendors are working to make DaaS a better experience on mobile devices, but users still don't find cloud-hosted desktops workable for complicated tasks on smartphones and tablets. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Dec 30, 2015

How to detect virtual desktop configuration drift

Checking for configuration compliance is a time-consuming job, but administrators need to make sure virtual desktops don't drift too far away from their organization's preferred settings. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Manage Dec 28, 2015

How to set up a virtual desktop access policy

For happy users and safe VDI, IT should set up an acceptable use policy that limits the number and type of devices users can connect to their virtual desktops with. Continue Reading


Manage Nov 18, 2015

Comprehensive guide to desktop monitoring tools

IT admins can identify the source of device and app problems using monitoring tools such as Windows Sysinternals and other offerings. Continue Reading


By Cliff Saran Dec 31, 2015

Top 10 PC and desktop stories of 2015

The PC is not dead – but the desktop is evolving as IT departments embrace BYOD, software as a service and cloud-based storage Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Dec 18, 2015

Are virtual desktops as vulnerable to malware attacks as PCs?

Administrators still need to worry about malware on virtual desktops, but common VDI configuration and management practices make them inherently more secure than PCs. Continue Reading


By Rob Reilly Evaluate Dec 17, 2015

Desktop admins should keep one eye on nanocomputing platforms

Nanocomputers such as the Raspberry Pi platform are making their way into the enterprise. Desktop admins should know what they're dealing with in these tiny systems. Continue Reading