EC releases cloud strategy, extended Win server 2008 support, IBM announce plans to attract MSPs
Last week we reported on the upcoming European Commission’s release of their cloud computing strategy, which was released on Thursday and was thought to include how the EU can “unleash the potential cloud computing in Europe”.
Microsoft announce new ‘cloud readiness tool’, London gets cloud incident management system, cloud is future for security say Qualys, shift in cloud use say Lufthansa
Microsoft has announced a new tool which they have developed in order to help enterprises test their readiness for deployment to the cloud. The Cloud Security Readiness Tool is a free resource for IT professionals to use and asks a number of questions designed to test compliance, security and transparency.
Before we go any further, let’s look at a quick explanation of what a thin client, sometimes known as a lean client, actually is. In basic terms, a thin client replaces a bulky PC workstation and rather than keep all the data on a local machine, it requires a server or data centre to work. Thin clients are often seen in banks and post offices and have been around for quite some time, sometimes being referred to as dumb terminals.
Whilst in the early days of cloud it was seen as very much a buzzword, cloud and all of its related services have now begun to take off in a big way. Businesses recognise the benefits that it has to offer – namely that it’s cheaper, more flexible and incredibly scalable. If you’re an IT business that’s recently decided to branch out into selling cloud services such as hosted desktop, then read on for our top tips for selling cloud effectively to businesses.
The benefits of Hosted Desktops. This new solution can save time, money and resources for your business.
Do you want you have more money in pocket? Of course you do. Do you want your business to save money on expenses? Well yes, of course you do. An IT infrastructure doesn’t have to be so expensive and no we don’t have our head in the clouds. Seriously, you can save on your resources and make your business more profitable. We all want a profitable business, right? If you’re not using a hosted desktop solution for your business, you’ll be kicking yourself now. We’ll discuss some of the great benefits of the hosted desktop.
We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of cloud and virtual desktops for businesses recently and of course, as the technology really begins to take off, it’s important for companies to understand what cloud can do for them. However, it’s not just the world of business that is benefitting from cloud, but other, needier causes around the world are putting the technology to use to benefit those less fortunate.
A recent study from Cisco has revealed that IT decision makers have current plans, or are planning to implement virtual desktops in the future. Of those, 35% are planning to do so within the next year and 20% within the next three. At the moment, just 25% of the 1300 companies asked said they already have hosted desktop services in place. When asked what is preventing them from putting virtual desktops in place right now, 46% cited cost as their main obstacle, followed by bandwidth at 45%.
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For many of your customers, migrating to a GoCloud business operating system and network may be the biggest, most important thing they will do.