Desktops in the cloud

Is it time to put your business desktops in the cloud? The concept has an appeal to IT managers. Why shouldn’t it? Reduced total cost of ownership, automatic upgrades, and on-demand variations for OS/browser are a few appealing features. But are we really ready for desktops in the cloud? I think we’ll get there. But we aren’t ready just yet. Read More …

Cloud computing is important to more than just IT

Is IT moving to the cloud? Cloud Computing is one of the IT industry buzzword these days for computing services. Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring says, “It’s become the phrase du jour.” But why is it so attractive? To answer this let’s start with a definition. Wikipedia defines cloud computing as “the delivery of computing as a service rather than Read More …

Tablets, mobile devices, and Chrome OS offer different computing models

The Personal Computer model of the 80s and 90s is done. In the early days of home computing, the personal computer was the choice for computing power from the home and office. The hardware required software to manage the operations of the computer and all of the software was installed locally to the device. Microsoft dominated these early days with Read More …