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Remote support offers enterprises avenue to cut operational costs while improving IT systems reliability

The goal of remote support software and services is to free up on-premises IT personnel to focus on what they do best and to offload routine chores to organizations that can leverage the Internet do IT support remotely at high efficiency and lower cost. The benefits of remote support have become very popular among PC owners, and now the value is becoming popular as a cloud computing service for general server support and data center maintenance worldwide.

December 9, 2008 by

Biofuel cheaper than $50-a-barrel oil?

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster moderates a panel discussion about the benefits and risks of biofuel. Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures says that biofuel solutions could be cheaper than $50-a-barrel oil in 10 years if the venture capital community backs emerging technologies and starts funding new green start-ups.

September 17, 2008 by

Interview: HP's virtualization services honcho John Bennett on 'rethinking virtualization'

The interesting thing is that as customers get engaged in these projects, their eyes start to open up in terms of what else they can do with virtualization. For customers who've already done some virtualization work, they realize their interesting manageability and flexibility options for IT. "I can provision servers or server assets more quickly. I can be a little more responsive to the needs of the business. I can do things a little more quickly than I could before." And, those clearly have benefits to IT with the right value to the business.

September 2, 2008 by

The myth of Windows "Workstation" 2008

For a few months now I've been hearing stories from people who claim to be getting a much better Windows experience by ditching Windows Vista and adopting Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system. But are there any benefits to throwing your copy of Vista into the bin and running Windows Server 2008?

July 15, 2008 by

Costing Sun Ray vs Wintel

If you compare the capital cost of a Wintel server and desktop architecture using Dell gear with 22" screens to that of a redundant SPARC/Sun Ray system with 24" screens, the Sun system comes in about $200,000 cheaper for 1,000 users.

July 1, 2008 by

The benefits of blade servers

Richard George of Intel's server product group explains the benefits of blade servers for companies that are struggling with everything from proliferation of cabling and applications to pressures on staffing.

April 29, 2008 by

VMworld Europe: Conference Blog Day 2 (part 2)

As much of the discussion so far has focused on server virtualisation, this conference has logically moved on to discuss the potential benefits of virtualisation on the desktop. The argument is that by extending the VMware platform to the desktop, IT administrators can deploy virtual machines on every PC in a company and handle the whole manage, update and deploy process faster and more securely.

February 27, 2008 by

The benefits of blade servers

Richard George of Intel's server product group explains the benefits of blade servers for companies that are struggling with everything from proliferation of cabling and applications to pressures on staffing

December 14, 2007 by

Citrix's end-to-end virtualization powerhouse hastens the massive disruption of PC applications as we know them

When you combine virtualization benefits up and down the applications lifecycle -- with such functionality as back-end automated server instance provisioning -- you get excellent cost controls. You get excellent management, security and code controls. And you marry two of the hottest trends going -- powerfully low TCO for serving applications at scale with radically simpler and managed delivery via optimized WANs (NetScaler Web application accelerator) of those applications to the edge device.

October 22, 2007 by

Video blog: Microsoft, unified comms and Kenny Everett

The launch of Microsoft's Office Communications Server at the IP07 conference yesterday was surprisingly more interesting than you'd think. The actual product is basically glorified Outlook/Exchange – with some presence and teleconferencing ability – but a good case study by the Tayside Fire and Rescue service helped to illustrate the benefits.

October 17, 2007 by

The right application of virtualisation

Server virtualisation has its benefits but it's at the application level where the technology can really make a real difference, says DataSynapse's Peter Lee

August 31, 2007

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