June 09, 2014
Back in the day, long before the internet became a household word and even before "personal computers" even existed, if you used a computer, the odds are you actually were using a terminal connected to a server somewhere. While the concept of "client/server" computing may seem like a new concept, it has actually been around for decades. That's because each terminal connected to a server is, in concept, a client.
May 12, 2014
The ever growing debate over which flavour of Thin Client is the right choice in relation to cost, performance, user experience, peripheral support, management, etc, etc, continues to fill blogs and review sites. Recent news from Microsoft on changes to Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing to Windows Embedded throws a really interesting perspective on using a Windows Embedded based Thin Client for Desktop Virtualization.
April 08, 2014
Originally named micro computers until IBM popularized the term ‘Personal Computer’, PCs have come a long way in their lifetime. From the early days of Commodore 64s and TRS-80s, the past thirty or forty years have seen PC’s revolutionizing the way that we work. As with all technology though, its biggest challenge is keeping up with man-made evolution and we're afraid that PCs just aren’t the way forward anymore.
March 28, 2014
Do you remember the tinny little noises MSN messenger used to make? Can you recall it’s heavily pixelated yellow emoticons? Are you nostalgic for the days when an app was an app that took up a terrifying chunk of your precious storage not a slick, bells and whistles 'user experience' hosted seamlessly through a clever VMware thin client?
March 19, 2014
It's had a good run, but 2001's Windows XP is set to be dethroned by Microsoft with Windows 7 taking its rightful place on the throne. It’s disputed heir and younger brother Windows 8 will surely pick up a greater following as the months pass with more and more companies looking to make the move away from the soon to be exiled Windows XP.
March 05, 2014
The RSA show; this year 10ZiG Technology elected to showcase the Zignature Pad with patented “what you see is what you sign technology." This product offers one of the securest ways to provide esignature with enhanced security. We decided to showcase this product after interest from many sectors including banking, car leasing, cell phone providers, medical and law enforcement. It appears that there is a lot of interest to move to...
February 10, 2014
On August 24th 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP. A little over 12 years later, the “enhanced” user ‘eXPerience’ of XP is coming to an end or at least Microsoft’s support for it anyway. The bell officially tolls for full XP Support on April 8th 2014, meaning that from that date onward, Microsoft will no longer provide software updates through ‘Windows Updates’.
December 10, 2013
The key benefits for companies adopting Thin Clients and Zero Clients for desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI) are substantially reducing device management issues, cutting down on operating costs and increasing end user productivity through decreased downtime. VDI will radically lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase return on investment (ROI), while still delivering a complete user friendly, desktop computing environment. However, one decision that will greatly influence the success of delivering...
November 21, 2013
For years, companies have been working toward optimizing their workstation demands and maintenance routines. Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers as well as in their data centers. By doing this, IT departments have reduced device management issues, cut down on operating costs and streamlined administration. Companies have seen the substantial benefits of desktop virtualization and are now realizing that now is the right time to apply these same technologies to their own desktop infrastructures.
July 03, 2013
Desktop Virtualization (VDI) is quickly progressing in the education sector and many school districts and universities are turning to VDI for numerous reasons including: security, centralized management, efficiency and end-user setting control. Schools who implement Thin or Zero Clients will not only benefit from a lower total cost of ownership, but will also be saving valuable time without changing the end-user experience.