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Desktop Management


May 15, 2019  9:51 AM

Growing fast, OpenStack shakes off old misconceptions

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
AWS, Azure, cloud, community, Google Cloud, Open source, OpenStack

One of the most interesting things about the recent Open Infrastructure Summit – the new name for the OpenStack users and friends conferences – in Denver was how many people wanted to know if I thought 

November 23, 2018  5:18 PM

Google Chrome: It’s more than a browser

Richard Edwards Richard Edwards Profile: Richard Edwards
Chromebook, Desktop, Desktop virtualization, Google Chrome

I was talking with some of my peers about the changing landscape of the digital workplace. ‘So, what do you think about Google Chrome Enterprise,’ I asked. Not for the first time, I was met with a couple of blank stares. Maybe Google needs a bit of advice in getting its message out? Let me...


November 13, 2018  6:50 PM

Open source is growing up – and here’s how

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
API, Docker, Kubernetes, Open source, OpenStack

If you’re among those who still think that open source is just for hobbyists and academics, think again. Open source is mature now, both as a concept and as tools for building enterprise IT, and we have two major shifts in understanding to thank for that. The first key change is that there’s...


October 23, 2018  12:29 PM

Cloud Foundry’s growth highlights open source success and the cracks in commercial licensing

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
Cloud Applications, Cloud platform, Open source, Open source applications, Platform as a Service

Open source has crested the hill of enterprise acceptance. There's no longer the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that there was around open source a few years ago, plus it's often a lot easier and cheaper to scale open source than commercially-licensed software. These conclusions were...


September 7, 2018  10:22 AM

What can Chromebooks offer the enterprise desktop market?

Richard Edwards Richard Edwards Profile: Richard Edwards
Chromebook, Desktop, Google, Microsoft, PC, Windows

If you’re an IT professional managing a large desktop estate or an end user with a Windows 10 PC, you’ll be aware that Windows is undergoing a tortuous transformation, with only enthusiasts and devotees immune to the pain imparted by a thousand tiny cuts. So, is Microsoft caught between a rock...


June 18, 2018  11:14 AM

Your PC is rooted and jailbroken: deal with it!

Richard Edwards Richard Edwards Profile: Richard Edwards
Desktop Management, EMM, MDM, Security, vulnerabilities, Windows 10, Windows 8

One of the defining characteristics of the modern digital workplace is a Windows PC on every desk and a smartphone in every pocket. The ability to centrally discover, provision, deploy, update, and troubleshoot these devices is, without doubt, essential. Discussing this topic at a recent vendor...


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