Seven steps towards achieving simplified DaaS

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Desktop as a service (DaaS), a cloud-hosted infrastructure which provides a smooth desktop experience to end users typically outsourced and handled by a third party, has been heralded as the natural heir to the ageing desktop estate for some time.

Although hyped as a simple and quick solution, the technical complexity and high costs frequently associated with early DaaS user experiences mean there have been more than a few false dawns. Yet the market is showing no signs of giving up...

By Daniel Miller, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

The enterprise guide to Windows Server 2016 preparation


As we move through the first weeks of 2016, the general availability of Windows Server 2016 edges ever closer. Having seen the fourth Technical Preview for 2016 launch in November, I would estimate a general availability launch of late Q1, or very early Q2.

From what we have seen in Technical Preview 4 and heard from industry experts, the new server operating system is set to build on the successes of Windows Server 2012. You can expect...

By Ed Jones, 19 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Microsoft.

AppSense gains Nutanix validation for speedier VDI deployments


User environment management (UEM) solutions provider AppSense has gained “Nutanix Ready” validation and has become a part of the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program.

The integrated use of AppSense and Nutanix solutions allows enterprises to benefit from hyper-converged infrastructure to streamline the deployment of virtual desktops for rapid delivery of fully personalized desktops and applications. For instance, Coretek Services’ Virtual Clinical...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Share of cloud in unified communications to rise from 6% in 2015, to 28% in 2016

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A survey undertaken by The Redshift Research and Azzurri Communications has found that enterprise communications is set to undergo a major overhaul in 2016. The main areas to see transformation will be mobility models, telephony set-ups and dependence on collaboration tools. The share of cloud in unified communications (UC) is expected to rise from 6% in 2015 to 28% in 2016, set to...

By Enterprise CIO, 18 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Cloud .

Red Hat launches OpenShift Dedicated for the enterprise

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Red Hat's new OpenShift Dedicated service includes the Kubernetes orchestration and Docker container technologies, both of which were part of OpenShift Enterprise 3.1. It builds on the company's OpenShift Online offering, targeted at individual developers looking to develop and host applications on the Red Hat-supported shared public cloud.

OpenShift Dedicated is aimed at...

By Enterprise CIO, 16 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud .

Enterprise apps will shift to cloud, says IHS Research Director

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Clifford Grossner from IHS talked about the future shift to off-premise enterprise apps at the NexGen Cloud conference in San Diego.

According to Grossner, solution providers will see more applications used by enterprise customers shift off-premise to the cloud, and they need to quickly move to capitalise on the new opportunities created by this shift.

He said: "If...

By Enterprise CIO, 09 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Opinion.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launches: A more agile, lean HP?

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It has been coming for more than a year, but now it is official: tech giant Hewlett Packard has split in two, as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launches with $53 billion in annual revenue alongside HP Inc.

Despite the grumbles from analysts at the time – one noted that “splitting a business is never a sign of prosperity” while another, Bob Egan, told this reporter the move

By James Bourne, 02 November 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Why businesses adopting big data, cloud and mobility grow 53% faster than peers


  • Orchestrating big data, cloud and mobility strategies leads to 53% greater growth than peers not adopting these technologies.
  • 73% of midmarket companies say the complexity of their stored data requires big data analytics apps and tools to better gain insights from.
  • 41% of midmarket companies are using big data to better target marketing efforts.
  • 54% of midmarket companies’ security budgets are invested in security plans versus reacting to threats.

These and many other insights are from Dell’s second annual

By Louis Columbus, 26 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

IBM and AT&T announce partnership to protect corporate apps and data

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Another enterprise mobile partnership featuring IBM? You’d better believe it. This time Big Blue has teamed up with AT&T to provide secure mobile cloud services and enable a workforce to be “productive without compromising security and the mobile user experience.”

Previously, IBM’s partnerships have included Twitter, providing strengthened enterprise social analytics,

By James Bourne, 09 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Is your enterprise network up to the rigours of IoT, mobile and cloud?


A new report from Verizon has outlined the ways in which enterprises need to rethink their network architecture to cope with cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT) among others.

The process of ‘digitising’ business process has already been achieved by a quarter of companies surveyed by Verizon, while a further 32% said they were in the process of executing their strategy. 29% said they were evaluating, while 15% are expanding their strategy.

The technologies Verizon...

By James Bourne, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, IoT.