Cortado Desktop Services

Summary:When staff bring their own devices to work or use them in the field, it creates a number of management and security issues. Cortado believes its business services for cloud environments can solve those problems.

Cortado's Henning Volkmer spent a few minutes bringing me up to date on what his company has been doing since our last conversation. Cortado, which started life as Thin Print, has expanded its scope of operation from thinking about virtualizing the printing process to a number of other services that are supported by a sophisticated device to server communications service. The list today includes BYOD support, supporting virtual desktops, Cloud printing, and mobile device security.

Then he went on to speak about the company's cloud desktop, Cortado Workplace, that is designed to allow just about any device that has a Web Browser that supports HTML5 to access files; access to a number of desktop features; mobile printing and faxing; and also offers 2 GBytes of free storage.

Cortado's products today focus on providing access, managing that access, maintaining an inventory of devices that access data and applications and using policy-based management to offer a secure environment.

While this might sound a tad boring, Cortado is proving a really useful set of capabilities. IT decision makers would be well advised to know about the company and its products. Who knows, Cortado's products just might make it possible to really get away from the office on weekends and holidays.

Topics: Cloud, Virtualization


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