Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: (Remote) Workers of the World Unite!

With the latest announcement of Google Chrome’s remote desktop application, it’s a great time to look at when and where virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) makes sense.  While there are significant benefits to leveraging VDI, there are still some security risks associated with these implementations.

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I find your lack of faith disturbing.

I stumbled upon a post via Twitter the other day from Scott Lowe of Tech Republic on IDV (yes, I thought at first I was getting a mild case of dyslexia, but no, it is IDV) and the difference between VDI and IDV. IDV stands for Intelligent Desktop Virtualization and although it essentially delivers the same idea as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) it’s actually not just more efficient, it’s really quite brilliant. Continue reading

Sergeant Butterman, the little hand says it’s time to rock and roll!

Desktop as a service is the topic today, and the last of our mini-expose on cloud service models (I can hear you all sighing “Awww…”). I covered DaaS previously from a user side, but I wanted to go a bit more into detail about the types of DaaS models, and the benefits of each. Oh and the security concerns around DaaS as well, but more on that fun topic later. For now, let’s dive right in on the last post of this week. Continue reading