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Softricity Brings Application Virtualization to the Mainstream with SoftGrid 4.0
On April 24, Softricity announced the availability of SoftGrid 4.0, a major new version designed to make virtual applications easy to create, deploy, manage and use. With SoftGrid 4.0, enterprises can virtualize any Windows application – including Windows services – and make it available to computers worldwide within minutes. The advances in SoftGrid 4.0 are based on thousands of hours of development, combined with feedback from hundreds of customers and partners who have been using Softricity ......

Posted On Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:13 AM

Whats in the Virtual Server R2 SP1 Beta program ?
The Virtual Server R2 SP1 Beta program is broken into 2 distinct releases: · Beta 1 - Currently available for download. · Beta 2 - Will begin in Q4 of this calendar year. What's new in R2 SP1 Beta 1 (available now) Hardware-assisted virtualization Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 includes support for Intel® Virtualization Technology. By default, hardware assisted virtualization is enabled if present. Support for Intel® Virtualization Technology can also be specifically enabled or disabled ......

Posted On Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:10 AM

Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta
Although on the Microsoft Windows virtualization team they have there heads down working on the next generation of virtual machine support to be built into Windows Longhorn server with a hypervisor architecture, there absolutely not sitting still on the Virtual Server 2005 R2 product which became free a couple of weeks back. There will be a couple of beta releases of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - announcing the availabilty of beta 1. View more at source ......

Posted On Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:05 AM

Microsoft Print Management Step-by-Step Guide
Print Management provides up-to-the-minute details about the status of printers and print servers on the network. You can use Print Management to install printer connections to a group of client computers simultaneously. Print Management can help you find printers that have an error condition by using filters. It can also send e-mail notifications or run scripts when a printer or print server needs attention. On printer models that provide a printer Web page, Print Management has access to more data, ......

Posted On Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:26 AM

So what's next in Virtualization and Server Based Computing and how this might effect the design and use of Citrix and Terminal Servers?
Where is Virtualization heading, and how this might effect the design and use of Citrix and Terminal Servers?I have been doing some brainstorming with Dave Caddick (Dave Caddick Blog) over the past few days and weeks regarding Virtualization and how this may change the face and use of Citrix and Terminal Servers and he has pointed out some new developments that might have some far reaching effects like:Marathon Launches Next Generation Application Availability Software Solution Built on Patented ......

Posted On Thursday, April 20, 2006 5:55 AM

UPDATE 1-Citrix first quarter net profit rises on sales
source on Reuters Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS.O: Quote, Profile, Research), a supplier of software used for secure access to networks, on Wednesday reported higher quarterly net income as sales of its product licenses and updates increased.Net profit in the first quarter was $44.7 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with $38.6 million, or 22 cents per share in the year-ago period.Excluding items, the company posted earnings per share of 33 cents per share. On that basis, Wall Street was anticipating ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:15 PM

Storage Subsystem Performance in VMware ESX Server
Great Article - If you've ever used VMware ESX Server, you probably wondered which virtual SCSI adapter is the right choice. You may have asked, do I accept the default choice that goes along with my guest operating system? Or does the newer virtual LSI Logic adapter offer me better performance than the older virtual BusLogic adapter? These are good and valid questions to ask. When creating a virtual machine, you definitely want to try and create your guest operating system to perform at its peak ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:06 PM

Out of a Jam with Virtualization CaseStudy from Welch Foods
As Welch Foods was shutting down a grape pro-cessing plant in Kennewick, Wash., and transferring operations to nearby Grandview this winter, managers at the Grandview plant asked the information-technology staff to speed up the replacement of one of the outdated servers from Kennewick. In years past, fulfilling that request would have meant ordering a server, waiting a couple of weeks for it to arrive, configuring the machine, installing the application and shipping it cross-country along with a ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:37 PM

Microsoft Readies 'Carmine' Virtual Server Manager
Microsoft is preparing a Virtual Server Manager code-named Carmine that will enable users to add, move and manage virtual machines on its virtualization platform. The product, currently called Microsoft Virtual Server Manager, will allow broad support for administration via "Monad," Microsoft's next-generation scripting platform for Windows Longhorn Server and Exchange 12, according to Microsoft's Web site. Other sources in the partner community familiar with Carmine said it will contain some of ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:35 PM

Realizing the promise of server virtualization: A service-centric approach to server management
Virtualization is a paradigm-changing technology that is going to affect how IT infrastructure will be managed to ensure cost-effective delivery of end-user services. In simple terms, virtualization is an abstraction that decouples IT services from their underlying computing, storage and networking hardware dependencies. This abstraction enables a logical presentation of resources that considers hardware as a single pool of processing, storage and networking power, simplifying management for IT administrators. ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:05 AM

Marathon Launches Next Generation Application Availability Software Solution Built on Patented Virtualization Technology
Marathon Technologies announced Monday it is shipping a new virtualization solution that provides high availability for applications at a lower price point than traditional clustering. On top of that, the company claims, it's easier and less expensive than traditional clusters to deploy and manage. EverRun HA, from Littleton, Mass.-based Marathon, provides what the company refers to as a "pre-mixed" or turnkey high availability solution as opposed to the "roll-your-own" model of most clustering solutions. ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:52 AM

Secure Remote Access Event (25th April, London), featuring VMware ACE and Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect.
VMware ACE and Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect Event in London Full Details at: http://www.transam.co.uk/ev... Ericom - PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView is a Server-based Computing solution with RDP enhancements. Provides secure local & remote, centrally managed access to applications running on Windows Terminal Servers (2000/2003/2003 x64). Signify - A Managed Solution to the Password Problem that is leading to Identity Theft. RSA based but with much lower capital costs. VMware ACE - Assured ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:34 PM

Microsoft Strategy Days 2006
Microsoft Strategy Days 2006, (a few dates left in the US ONLY event) This is a good opportunity to get some insight in a 1 day session Get the inside story from industry experts.Strategy Days 2006 offers an executive perspective of where the industry is going. Keynote speakers such as analysts from Forrester Research will discuss emerging trends, new ways to make your systems more agile, and other topics that are vital to your business. Learn about Microsoft’s vision for your IT future. Listen ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:52 AM

Softricity's Application Virtualization Platform Selected as Finalist in Best of Microsoft Management Summit 2006 Awards
Softricity (www.softricity.com) , the on-demand application virtualization company, today announced that it is a gold sponsor of the Microsoft Management Summit, taking place April 24-28 in San Diego, CA, and that its SoftGrid Application Virtualization platform has been selected as a finalist in the Best of MMS Awards sponsored by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. Entries were evaluated based on their strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages and value to customers. Winners ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:28 AM

vmware Virtual trial leads to datacenter overhaul
Administrators at Canada's largest media company, Quebecor Inc., can zip entire servers across the country in an hour. The level of flexibility now attainable at Quebecor, in Montreal, is only possible with technology that grew out of a laboratory testing environment using virtualization technology from EMC Corp.'s subsidiary VMware Inc. But, even as virtual servers travel across the WAN in a matter of hours today, the roots of the project did not begin as a nationwide deployment. In fact, a network ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:19 AM

Sage Software Announces Platinum and Gold Sponsors for Insights 2006
Sage Software Announces Platinum and Gold Sponsors for Insights 2006 IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/17/2006 -- Sage Software announced today its Platinum and Gold sponsors for Insights 2006, the company's annual company-wide business partner conference, to be held May 8-11 at the Gaylord Opryland™ Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. JobOps is the event's Platinum sponsor for 2006, while AvaTax Connect™ by Avalara, ASG-Cypress, Citrix Systems, Inc., and Single Source Systems, ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:05 AM

Cassatt launches a cross-virtualization management solution
Quoting from the Cassatt official announcement:Cassatt Corporation, an innovator in providing enterprise software and services to enable agile IT infrastructures, today announced general availability of the Cassatt Collage Cross-Virtualization Manager (XVM)....XVM helps customers rein in the growing problem of “virtual machine sprawl,” using a vendor-neutral architecture to automate control across virtual servers from multiple sources, including VMware, Xen, and Microsoft....XVM allows ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:00 AM

PubForum is just around the corner. (European Technical Server Based Computing event)
Thanks to Alex Yushchenko a.k.a. "Dr.Conti" If you are a Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix Professional or are involved in Server Base Computing in general who want to get the best knowledge from the best industry experts, extend your contacts list with a lot of Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix gurus all around the world? Then the PubForum events is exactly what you need! No sales, no annoying advertising, no managers running after you asking you if you want to buy 10000 licenses right ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:50 AM

Blade.org grows strong by signing up 18 More Members
IBM-supported blade computing technology community Blade.org (blade.org) announced on Monday that it has signed 18 new members, expanding its membership to 60 companies. The company also launched two partner-driven, blade-based "security-in-a-box" solutions. Formally established in February, Blade.org provides collaboration and tools to software vendors and business partners looking to reach new markets and customers for blade-based technologies. New Blade members announced include Azlan, Blade Network ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:37 AM

Ever wanted sample scipts for functions in Citrix?
Have you ever thought that something might be easy doing with a Script or have you ever wanted samples that you could have a look at. Well here's a bit of a starter for you. Take look at the Citrix Developer Network Script Repository And click to read an article on Citrix Developer Network Script Repository http://geekswithblogs.net/e... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 16, 2006 11:35 AM

Virtualization saves H&R Block tax giant $1M
As the Monday's U.S. deadline for filing taxes quickly approaches, tax preparation firm H&R Block says it has found a way to cut IT costs. With the use of virtualization software from EMC subsidiary VMware, the tax firm estimates it has saved about $1 million on hardware purchases since rolling out the technology in June 2005, said Ron Rosenkoetter, senior systems engineer for H&R Block, in Kansas City, Missouri. "When I came on board, H&R Block had heard about virtualization and was ......

Posted On Sunday, April 16, 2006 10:34 AM

Double-Take Software Drives Disaster Recovery Solutions Built on VMware Virtual Infrastructure
Double-Take® Software today showed the continued success of its Double-Take for Virtual Systems™ product by announcing a complementary solution for joint Double-Take Software and VMware customers. By using the two products simultaneously, customers achieve real-time data protection for virtual machines at an affordable cost. VMware products allow customers to build a flexible server infrastructure optimized for disaster recovery with the freedom to mix physical and consolidated virtual ......

Posted On Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:44 AM

Do you want to change how long it takes to Deploy a Windows Server Into Production?
Do you want to change how long it takes to Deploy a Windows Server Into Production? Putting any server into production in today's IT environments is complex, with magnitudes of variables. For example, if your role is to design an architecture for an IT service, you know your design decision can vary based on your business needs and service requirements. Considerations on the users accessing the server, the location feed into the design plans of setting up a test lab, configuration of server roles ......

Posted On Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:39 AM

vizioncore develops software that enhances the VMware ESX Server capabilities
Looking for addons to VMware?? then might try looking at Vizioncore vizioncore, Inc. develops software that enhances the VMware ESX Server capabilities (interesting company and as Virtualization grows you cna bet there will be a lot like these guys vizioncores products enable backup, replication and monitoring of VMware ESX Servers A powerful Disaster Recovery solutionA cost-effective and reliable High Availability option Automated Monitoring and Performance Management of the ESX Server farm Vizioncores ......

Posted On Saturday, April 15, 2006 3:22 PM

VMware VMTN gets a revamp and new Virtual Appliances updated section
VMware VMTN gets a revamp and new Virtual Appliances updated section A new overview and FAQ in VMTN's Virtual Appliances discuss the benefits of virtual appliances, provide how-to's for building virtual appliances, and explain how to showcase your virtual appliance on VMTN. A virtual appliance is a fully pre-installed and pre-configured application and operating system environment that runs on any standard x86 desktop or server in a self-contained, isolated environment known as a virtual machine. ......

Posted On Saturday, April 15, 2006 3:14 PM

VarTech Systems has introduced a fully sealed, integrated PC terminal that comes with Windows XP Embedded pre-installed.
VarTech Systems has introduced a fully sealed, integrated PC terminal that comes with Windows XP Embedded pre-installed. The VTPC150SE is packaged in a sealed stainless steel case that is well suited for the harsh "wash-down" requirements of dusty/dirty industrial environments, according to the company.The fanless VTPC150SE is rated to NEMA 4X (IP66) standards, according to VarTech. The device is based on a low power Via Eden processor clocked at 800 MHz, and is equipped with 256 MB of RAM (standard). ......

Posted On Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:53 PM

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack
The Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack enables you to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines that the service hosts. The Virtual Server R2 Management Pack can be used with computers running either Virtual Server 2005 or Virtual Server 2005 R2. Overview This Management Pack provides monitoring and reporting for the following scenarios:Virtual Server• Monitors Virtual Server service availability• Detects configuration errors• ......

Posted On Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:25 PM

Microsoft Windows Server System Reference Architecture Virtual Environments for Development and Test
I don't know but I keep getting asked over and and over does anyone have an end to end reference guide on Microsoft Windows Server solutions so I thought for those that haven't seen it before the link to the Windows Server System Reference Architecture interestingpart of the Microsoft.com site that has massive amount of data and reference Architecture documents. The interesting documents from this year is the main section on WSSRA Virtual Environments for Development and Testthis section is to large ......

Posted On Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:53 PM

Is VMware after the desktop ? Better Desktop Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Whitepaper.
Over the past few weeks if you have been watching you will have seen VMware get in place agreements with Wyse etc. and since most of the Senior Management at VMware are ex Citrix it was only going to be time before VMware looks at desktop again. Interesting High-level Whitepaper was emailed to me this morning entitled Better Desktop Management with Virtual Desktop InfrastructureIn addition to revolutionizing the use of data center server infrastructure, VMware virtualization technology also makes ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 4:27 AM

Ericom® and Passlogix® Partner to Secure Server Based Computing Environments
Washington, DC (April 10, 2006), – Ericom® Software, a leader of enterprise-wide application access solutions, and Passlogix, a leader in enterprise sign-on solutions, today announce a strategic partnership to create a best of breed secure Server Based Computing solution. Security of enterprise applications is a primary concern for today's organizations. The simplification and automation of enterprise application password management enables organizations to recover productivity lost to ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:02 PM

Ericom® and triCerat® Partner to Optimize Server Based Computing Environments
Washington, DC (April 10, 2006), – Ericom® Software, a leader of enterprise-wide application access solutions, and triCerat, a leader of enterprise software built to simplify and enhance the operation of Microsoft® Terminal Server, today announce a strategic partnership to create a best of breed Server Based Computing solution. With Ericom's enterprise-wide application access capabilities and triCerat's Windows Terminal Server printing technology, organizations will be able to take ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:00 PM

Ericom® Software and RTO Software Announce Agreement for Optimized Server Based Computing Environments
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect and RTO TScale™ Advanced Solution Optimizes Memory, Network & CPU Utilization for Windows Terminal Server solutions Washington, DC (April 10, 2006), – Ericom® Software, a leader in enterprise-wide application access solutions, and RTO Software, a leading provider of application performance acceleration and monitoring solutions for business-critical applications in Windows environment, today announced an agreement to deliver optimized Windows Terminal ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:59 PM

CSC PUTS UP 'FOR SALE' SIGN
After months of speculation, CSC is officially up for sale - but in case a buyer does not materialise, the consultancy is planning 5,000 job cuts, mainly in Europe, to boost its shareholder value. CSC announced its availability by saying it has decided "to explore strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value - including a potential sale of the company". Goldman Sachs has been retained as financial advisor for the process, although CSC cautioned that "there can be no assurance the exploration ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 12:10 PM

AEP Networks and Ericom® Software Announce Technology Partnership for Securing Windows® Terminal Server Remote Access Environments
AEP Netilla Security Platform to Provide SSL VPN Remote Access for Ericom's Server Based Computing Technology Washington, DC (April 10, 2006), – AEP Networks, a leading provider of secure application access solutions, and Ericom Software, a leader in enterprise-wide application access solutions, today announce a technology and co-marketing partnership to enable seamless integration between AEP's SSL VPN products and Ericom's server-based computing solution. The partnership will allow the companies ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:38 AM

Whitepaper: VMware Workload Management with AppSense Performance Manager
Thanks to virtualization.info AppSense wrote an interesting paper about workload management in virtual infrastructures, covering quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) concepts: Workload management is a key concept to fully utilizing the resources available in any server based infrastructure. Allowing your users and applications to get the most out of the CPU, memory and network resource is critical to a stable and responsive environment. This is no different when the environment ......

Posted On Monday, April 10, 2006 11:03 AM

Will your server vendor withstand the tide of virtualisation?
Dell's Hugh Jenkins thinks the ubiquitous hardware vendor is well-positioned Virtualisation is a raging tide that looks set to make the fortune of a number of IT vendors. Potential customers flock to seminars on virtualisation where they would previously have stayed in the office. And data centre managers rub their hands at the prospect of solving their space, computing power systems management and cooling issues at one fell swoop. But the wave of virtualisation could adversely affect the futures ......

Posted On Monday, April 10, 2006 11:01 AM

Sorry about the bit Off Topic but: have you ever wanted to rent a holiday home or vacation home or do you need rental for you home.
I was at the www.aplaceinthesunlive.com show at Excel in London today, I have been working with a group to come up with a website to help holiday homes / vacation home owners rent there properties a bit easier Today was the big day "launch day" so we did, we launched the site for pre-live registration and what a response. As everyone who knows me will say, it's all built on Microsoft Technology, Windows Server 2003 x64, .NET Framework 2.0 SQL 2005etc.. will be showing everyone the solution soon in ......

Posted On Friday, April 7, 2006 5:49 PM

VMware exec: On free specs, virtualization's boost for Linux
VMware Inc. is opening up its virtual machine disk format specification, but today's news is about sharing, not open source technologies. VMware's decision to share at no cost its format specification with developers and vendors will spur big gains in virtualization innovation, according to Dan Chu, senior director of developer/ and ISV products for VMware, an EMC company in Palo Alto, Calif. Meanwhile, says Chu in this interview, virtualization is knocking down barriers to enterprise Linux and open ......

Posted On Friday, April 7, 2006 5:40 PM

Microsoft on the Attack in Virtualization
Look out, VMware. Microsoft is making very real moves in the virtualization market. Microsoft has made Virtual Server 2005 Release 2 (R2) Enterprise Edition available as a no-charge download. It also released plug-ins to let customers run leading Linux distributions on Virtual Server 2005, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Click for more information ......

Posted On Thursday, April 6, 2006 1:18 PM

So is the Server Based Computing Marketing Hotting UP?
Things seem to be hotting up in Server Based Computing market with the launch of Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5 yesturday and 2x’s announcement today of there give away of 100,000 application publishing solutions. It seems to me that this goes technology goes in cycles, but a few vendors are coming out with products and solutions close to Citrix's dominating Access Suite / Presentation Server products, Ericom are looking strong at the moment and I also hear and see from information ......

Posted On Thursday, April 6, 2006 12:55 PM

2X to give away 100,000 application publishing solutions
2X to give away 100,000 application publishing solutions06 April 2006 - 2X announced that it will offer 100,000 free versions of 2X ApplicationServer - its application publishing solution - in a bid to make application tunneling affordable to all. With 2X ApplicationServer companies can seamlessly tunnel any Windows application onto remote desktops, without having to install the application onto each user’s machine.click for more information ......

Posted On Thursday, April 6, 2006 12:54 PM

Use a Citrix or Not use a Citrix Solution?
Great article Cláudio Rodrigues The main question most companies just starting to use SBC technology have is if Citrix is needed or not. This article is for everyone that is now looking at Terminal Services/Citrix as a new technology to be used in-house and are now at a crossroad, having to decide/justify if such an expensive add-on like Citrix is required or not. Click here for more information in Claudio ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 2:40 PM

Purdue Pharma Selects Softricity's SoftGrid for Microsoft SMS Desktop Application Virtualization Solution
Purdue Pharma Selects Softricity's SoftGrid for Microsoft SMS Desktop Application Virtualization Solution Softricity to Help Simplify FDA Validation Process, Accelerate Application Deployment and Patching, Integrate Virtualization with Microsoft SMS Boston, MA — April 3, 2006 — Softricity® today announced that Purdue Pharma L.P., a leading global manufacturer of prescription and non-prescription products for more than 50 years, has selected the Softricity Desktop application virtualization ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 12:06 PM

Wyse Technology Extends Thin-Computing Leadership With New Linux Solutions
Wyse Technology Extends Thin-Computing Leadership With New Linux Solutions More Than 10,000 LinuxWorld Attendees Will Register on Wyse Thin Clients for Second Consecutive Year LINUXWORLD EXPO, BOSTON – 04/04/2006 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced Wyse Linux 6.3, the latest release of the Wyse Linux V6 products. The product will be offered as a free software upgrade for current Wyse customers of the S50, V50, and 5150 SE thin clients. Wyse Linux 6.3 offers ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 4:05 AM

Ericom® Software Sets a New Standard in Enterprise-Wide Application Access
Ericom® Software Sets a New Standard in Enterprise-Wide Application Access PowerTerm® WebConnect 5.5 enhanced features add compelling business value and functionality to application access across Microsoft® Windows™ Terminal Server and Legacy Environments. Closter, NJ (April 4, 2006) – Ericom® Software, a leading provider of enterprise-wide application access solutions, today announced PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5 - the latest release of its flagship product line. This ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 1:03 PM

Micrsoft Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the Mainstream
Press Release from Microsoft: Microsoft are Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the MainstreamMicrosoft delivers Linux support and makes Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available to customers at no charge as part of its ongoing effort to radically simplify IT management. Click for Source ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 11:48 AM

Citrix Pricing discounts of up to 44% to get from Winframe and XP to PS 4.0??
This just in courtesy Dave Caddick's Blog Citrix Pricing discounts of up to 44% to get from Winframe and XP to PS 4.0?? Now some of you may recall that I recently heard a rumour that Citrix were definately prepared to be somewhat flexible on their pricing (especially if you mentioned that you might be considering something like Ericom instead?) well now it appears that they have taken that somewhat further? OK, so first of all the Good News - this includes one years Subscription Advantage (So you ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:51 AM

The future of application virtualisation
Desktop application virtualisation could quicken fixes, boost reliability and lower desktop support costs. "It's going to be huge," says Greg Butterfield, CEO of Altiris, talking up a subject variously described as on-demand streaming or desktop application virtualisation. The man has a history of identifying growth markets. Altiris is currently ranked by Forbes as being the world's fastest growing software company, having produced 114% annualised growth over the past five years with revenue for ......

Posted On Monday, April 3, 2006 11:49 AM

Virtualisation centre offers free advice
A Virtualisation Academy offering free virtualisation advice will be opened in May by consultancy VirtualizeIT. The Vacademy will use a purpose-built virtualisation test-bed to boost knowledge about virtualisation, among the biggest and fastest-growing phenomena in enterprise computing today, and give businesses a tailored assessment of what virtualisation could do for them. http://www.techworld.com/op... Vacademy will open its doors on Tuesday ......

Posted On Saturday, April 1, 2006 3:43 AM

Is Virtualization the miracle cure for software setup? Some seem to think so...
Most talk about virtualization these days centers on using server hardware more efficiently. But the technology also has the potential to ease another headache: software installation woes. Today, administrators installing software typically must ensure beforehand that it's certified to run with their particular hardware and operating systems, then configure and optimize it afterward. "The applications are no longer bound to the operating system," said David Greschler, co-founder and vice president ......

Posted On Saturday, April 1, 2006 3:37 AM

IGEL welcomes its first Authorized IGEL Partners
The pan-European GET IGEL partnership scheme is receiving great success. The first 35 AIPs in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Austria, Czech and Sweden are already supporting the expansion of their Thin Client business. IGEL Technology is welcoming the first of its Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) to qualify under the GET IGEL partnership scheme. Those taking part successfully completed a series of training courses in sales and technology offered by IGEL and were the delighted recipients ......

Posted On Saturday, April 1, 2006 3:33 AM

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