Windows 8: double-edged sword for Microsoft?

MIAMI -- By offering users of Windows 7, XP and Vista discounts to upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft is putting itself in a position to reap both benefits and criticism in the consumer operating

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Juan Carlo Perez

Cisco, Citrix team on desktop virtualization package

 Hoping to ease a typically arduous deployment process, Citrix and Cisco Systems are jointly offering a package for running a large number of virtual desktops across an organization.The idea behind the as-yet-unnamed offering

Published on: September 8th, 2010 joab jackson

Are Macs Really Cheaper To Manage Than PCs?

Macs in the enterprise aren't just cheaper to manage-they're a lot cheaper, according to a new survey released today by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance.Keep in mind that Enterprise Desktop Alliance is a group

Published on: March 9th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

In Conversation: foreign telecom ownership, Dr. Seuss

NetworkWorld Canada assistant editor Howard Solomon joins in the conversation to discuss Ottawa’s broadening of foreign investment in telecom carriers. ComputerWorld Canada writers Rafael Ruffolo and Kathleen Lau talk about Google’s prediction that

Published on: March 8th, 2010 ComputerWorld Canada staff

Hard times aren’t slowing down GM’s new CIO

Terry Kline likes Windows 7, the iPhone, PCs stored on USB drives, and cloud computing services.And Kline's preferences matter -- a lot. As the new CIO at General Motors Corp., he oversees the

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

VMworld: Telus shows off virtual desktop success

SAN FRANCISCO — VMware Inc. brought one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies and service providers to the stage of its international user conference Tuesday to show how its desktop virtualization software can be deployed

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Shane Schick

Intel pushes for return of a 3-year PC refresh cycle

Intel pointed to a pair of Canadian customers as examples of the kind of organizations that are bucking economic trends and choosing to upgrade their business desktops within less than four years. The

Published on: April 27th, 2009 Shane Schick

Companies choose VDI to fit existing infrastructure, analyst says

Enterprises are choosing desktop virtualization offerings from Symantec Corp., VMware Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. according to the vendor’s area of strength — and how it fits with the infrastructure they already

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Software puts sleepless PCs to bed

British firm 1E has launched a "significant upgrade" for its PC power management software, NightWatchman, which puts PCs to sleep at night so that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and power consumption.

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Tom Jowitt