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Shadow IT grows as IT approval processes are too slow - 15 Jun 2016

From Information Age Employees are deliberately bypassing IT in adopting applications because IT approval processes are too slow and draconian, according to new research. In a survey of 500 IT decision makers (ITDMs) and 500 business decision makers (BDMs), IT's self-image as an 'enabler' was contradicted by employees in other ... read more..

The CCS Media Expo 2014 - 11 Jan 2016

Date: 1 August 2014 Time: 12pm-4.30pm Location: Business Design Centre, Islington, London Cost: FREE to pre-registered visitors. Enrol: Click here Overview: EXPO 2014 will provide the perfect environment to showcase the world-class services and technology offerings that will be enabling companies' drive for organisational efficiency and business success. CCS ... read more..

Public sector CIO claims 40% cost saving from virtual desktop deployment - 18 Nov 2015

From The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is deploying Citrix desktop virtualisation software and other tools in a move that will save 3 million a year while boosting efficiency and flexibility for mobile workers. The announcement comes after it was revealed that Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has ... read more..

Meet the virtual woman who may take your job - 15 Oct 2015

From CIO IPsoft's Amelia is more interesting than Apple's Siri. Amelia's language is expressive. Her facial expressions and gestures are generated on the fly. Siri can show wit to an oddball question, but Amelia aims for empathy. Amelia is IPsoft's artificial intelligence platform. It has an ability to understand things ... read more..

VM user? Watch out for Venom... - 19 May 2015

From IT Pro Virtual machine data is at risk from a newly-discovered vulnerability dubbed Venom. Hackers using Venom can steal privileged credentials for a company's entire IT infrastructure by breaking through the protections cloud service providers use to separate each customer's data. Once attackers gain the information to access one area, they are ... read more..

VMware and Google offer enterprise Windows XP upgrade lifeline - 17 Feb 2014

From IT Pro VMware has teamed up with search giant Google to provide enterprise users with access to legacy Windows applications and desktops using Chromebooks. The setup will rely on the virtualisation firm's Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform, and will give users access to Windows apps via a web-based catalogue on ... read more..

Top 10 collaboration pitfalls: and how to avoid them - 14 Oct 2013

From IT Adviser Virtual collaboration has shot up the IT agenda in recent months, thanks to its potential to enable employees to communicate and work with each other, irrespective of time or location and with no loss of productivity or effectiveness. In particular, businesses are recognising the growing importance of effective communication, ... read more..

BYOD: getting it virtually right - 22 Jul 2013

From IT Adviser The IT industry has undergone rapid changes in the past few years alone, so organisations' IT departments must ensure they're on the ball, ready to deal with fast-growing and emerging trends. Bring your own device (BYOD) is one such development. But as uptake increases, organisations are struggling to find ... read more..

Ovum's Global Business Software Forecasts Show Cross-Software Growth to 2016 (OpinionWire 2 November 2012) - 04 Nov 2012

VMware Spreads its Java Development Reach with vFabricThe crucial message to take away from the recent VMworld Europe 2012 conference in Barcelona is that VMware has software solutions for the broader management of virtualised environments that cover VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. To use VMwares terminology for the new-generation virtualised ... read more.. Changes Cloud Strategy (OpinionWire 30 March 2012) - 30 Mar 2012

IT Really Does MatterBig changes are brewing on the CIO horizon, as the days of internal IT cost-cutting appear to be numbered. There is only so much an enterprise can save through infrastructure efficiency and commodity panel contracts. The next big wave will centre on productivity, innovation and a renewed ... read more..

Microsoft Tech.Days events - 15 Mar 2012

Date: March-June 2012 (various dates) Time: Day Location: Nationwide Cost: Free of Charge Enrol: Click here Overview: This year, Tech.Days events for IT implementers and professionals are changing. We are bringing information, ideas and inspiration to your doorstep with a series of IT camp workshops across the country. The camps are designed to deliver more ... read more..

Satisfying the Diverse BI End User (OpinionWire 2 March 2012) - 02 Mar 2012

The Increasing Complexity of Application Integration Calls for New ApproachesOrgansations are deploying a wider range of applications in different deployment models, and often finding that seamless integration is the key for realisation of the true business value of these investments. The traditional approaches to application integration have failed to deliver ... read more..

No.3: Mobility, Unified Comms, VDI - 10 Aug 2011

A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the main management issues around mobility, unified comms and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).Consumer devices like smartphones and tablets are nowdominating the workplace often introduced ... read more..

Enabling the flexible enterprise: Cloud, Virtual Infrastructure, Security - 28 Jun 2011

NCC's Quarterly Members Conference, 28 June 2011 The Trades Union Congress, London Download the presentations Cloud Strategy (4.2MB PDF) Steven Heeney, IBM Cloud Computing Strategist, IBM UK VDI - Technology roadmap (6.2MB PDF) ... read more..

Desktop virtualisation: giving wings to the workforce - 14 Jun 2011

desktop virtualisation Desktop virtualisation (VDI) is a key enabler helping smart businesses move forward and become future-proof. Fergus Murphy, head of client marketing, Dell Large Enterprise, EMEA, discusses considerations for desktop virtualisation and how it could be a solution that saves the CIO in this era of mobility. The static ... read more..

Next generation end-user computing - 14 Jun 2011

future of the desktop New desktop approaches, such as virtual desktops, present exciting options for improved service delivery but require a change in mindset to really work. Paul Burke, director of products at Centrix Software, provides a thought-provoking insight Is desktop virtualisation the answer? While the shift from a physical to a web-centric ... read more..

VDI - believe the hype - 14 Jun 2011

VDI - case study For Keystone, securing the continuity of our business and key applications is essential. Having survived the 2005 Buncefield oil depot fire (our headquarters were next door), we wanted to enhance our disaster recovery strategy and so looked at how our ICT infrastructure could improve business continuity, ... read more..

Flexible working, mobility and Unified Communications - 07 Jun 2011

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Expert guide to virtualization storage options - white paper from DELL - 23 May 2011

Infrastructure Selecting the right storage options for your virtual environment can be a difficult task if you arent sure what you are looking for. In this eguide from, discover various storageoptions that support virtualization, including shared storage. Learn about common mistakes IT pros make when choosing storage forvirtualization and ... read more..

Virtualisation - Aligning to the Business Strategy (Insight Report) - 23 May 2011

All the rage, definitely here to stay, enterprise ready virtualisations perceived ability to address many of IT managements biggest issues reducing costs, enabling rapid deployment and improving system availability is winning it lots of plaudits. But, to quote Clive Longbottom of Quocirca (page 8), one of the problems ... read more..

Mobility, flexible working and unified communications - event summary - 04 Apr 2011

Mint Hotel, Manchester, 30th March 2011 The question was. has vendor hype devalued the promise of unified communications and caused confusion with the move to cloud computing? The conference had a good mix of delegates across the sectoral divide approx 35% public sector and 65% across all verticals of ... read more..

Measuring Your Maturity in Enterprise Virtualisation - 31 Mar 2011

31 March 2011 Download the presentations: Cliff Mills, Research Analyst, National Computing Centre (260KB PDF) Andrew Cooke, Foundation IT (900KB PDF) Tim French, Wavecrest, IT Director (270KB PDF)) 55% of organisations have so far failed to ... read more..

Confidence in the cloud - 02 Mar 2011

cloud computing Cloud computing is arguably one of the hottest topics in computing at the moment. It seems from the evidence of the past few years though that this particular topic is about more than just hype. Sin John, distinguished engineer at Symantec, provides a fresh take on ... read more..

Talking through the VDI options - 02 Mar 2011

virtual desktop infrastructure If you were a fly on the wall at any IT departments strategy planning meeting for 2011, chances are that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be on the agenda. While the financial arguments rage (quite correctly) about the costs and benefits, it is the good old foot ... read more..

Data and security issues in the cloud - 01 Mar 2011

cloud computing All businesses who are thinking about embracing the cloud as their core IT service delivery route quite rightly should fully understand the risks as well as the well-documented rewards The main concerns centre around service reliability, accessibility and security of data stored in the cloud. Here, Mark Seemann, ... read more..

The Virtual Revolution... - 16 Feb 2011

Early signs for 2011 are of a recovering economy, however cost cutting for many and cost containment for all are still very firmly driving our strategic thinking in IT terms. It does feel cautiously like the worst is over, certainly in the private sector, however, theres probably still some way ... read more..

Virtualisation - make sure your extension has real foundations - 26 Nov 2010

virtualisation Robin Webster, infrastructure consultant, Centiq. While the path to virtualisation is often sought by those seeking efficiency savings and service flexibility, if not planned carefully, it can make IT management more complicated, more costly and increase risks to the business. When planning a virtualised IT environment, organisations all too ... read more..

VMware customers virtualise Exchange, steer clear of Oracle and SAP apps - 04 Oct 2010

From Computerworld UK Half of VMware's customer base is virtualising Microsoft Exchange and 65% virtualize SQL Server, but the majority of VMware customers are not virtualizing SAP and Oracle applications, according to survey data released by VMware. VMware, which makes the most widely used x86 server virtualisation software, revealed the ... read more..

VDI - reinventing the user experience - 23 Sep 2010

virtual desktop infrastructureVDI is being adopted by companies, both large and small, to improve the experience of the user. Mark Bradley, consultant at GlassHouse Technologies (UK), explores the issues that need to be considered before embarking on the VDI journey.VDI is like any technology when implemented badly it will ... read more..

VMware aims to become the leader of the cloud era (OpinionWire 10 September 2010) - 10 Sep 2010

VMworld 2010 in San Francisco was themed virtual roads, actual clouds, and VMware has stated that it is not a matter of if cloud computing becomes mainstream, but when. VMware is positioning itself to be the leader of the cloud era, but the implications of this paradigm shift are immense, ... read more..



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