Stories by Maxwell Cooter

  • VMware launches new version of ThinApp

    VMware has upgraded its ThinApp application virtualisation software in order to incorporate support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, according to a company blog. ThinApp 4.5, which VMware is calling the most significant application virtualisation update since its debut in 2008.

  • Fasthosts offers virtual server range

    Fasthosts has introduced a range of virtual servers, based on Microsoft Hyper-V, that allows customers to configure a server by choosing capacity, processor power and control settings that meet changing business needs.

  • More companies look to virtualisation says Citrix

    Any companies that have not gone down the virtualisation path are going to be in the minority. A survey of 700 CIOs worldwide has revealed that companies are committing more to the technologies and it's expected to drive much of the purchasing decisions over the next 18 months.

  • LANdesk widens view of company assets

    Nearly half of businesses have had kit stolen by employees, according to survey by LANdesk. Forty-four percent of employees admit to having taken kit or intellectual property when leaving a company - with mobile phones topping the list of the most half-inched items.

  • Desktop virtualization heading to mainstream

    A third of enterprises are looking to move to desktop virtualisation according to research from desktop services specialist Centrix. More than three-quarters of the respondents said that cost reduction was the prime driver for the move to the technology.

  • Desktop virtualisation take-up on the increase

    A third of enterprises are looking to move to desktop virtualisation according to research from desktop services specialist Centrix. More than three-quarters of the respondents said that cost reduction was the prime driver for the move to the technology.

  • Standards group looks to set SOA benchmark

    A standards body is looking to address one of the major problems with SOA, that of measuring performance. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. (SPEC) has formed a working group that will examine ways to measure performance for middleware and database applications within an SOA framework.