How Desktop Virtualization Can Aid in Regulatory Compliance


In our last post, we explained how desktop virtualization can help reduce the security risks associated with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) models. Employees are using their personal mobile devices to access business applications and data, and those devices are becoming prime targets

Strengthening BYOD Security with Desktop Virtualization


Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) models have gone from emerging trend to the new normal in a very short timeframe. The reality is that many, if not most, employees use their personal mobile devices to conduct business. Employees like having the ability to

Why End-to-End Data Encryption Is Increasingly Critical


High-profile data breaches continue to make headlines. Health insurers Anthem and Premera were hacked using techniques associated with Chinese cybercriminals, compromising the personal information of more than 90 million people. Hackers got into the systems of the Office of Personnel

Optimizing High-Performance Computing for Today’s Workloads


The term “supercomputer” is associated with massive, number-crunching machines used by organizations such as NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the research facilities at major universities. But as processing power has become more accessible and affordable, organizations of all sizes

How Persistent Memory Boosts Application Performance


In a recent Wakefield Research survey, 98 percent of executives agreed that application performance is directly linked to business performance. Poorly performing applications lead to dissatisfied customers, missed deadlines and decreased morale, and have a negative impact on the company

Why Organizations Aren’t Meeting Their Data Recovery SLAs


In our last post, we talked about the high cost of downtime and the primary factors that can cause IT service outages. Human error and hardware and software failure are the main culprits causing downtime that costs midsize and large

The High Cost of Downtime and What to Do about It


Remember when there was an actual workday, and most people went to a physical office to do their jobs? The concept seems almost as quaint as adding machines and Dictaphones. In today’s highly competitive, global environment, business is conducted 24×7

Tips for Surviving (and Preventing) a Software License Audit


In our last post, we discussed the growing likelihood of a software license compliance audit, and the potential for six- or seven-figure fees when organizations are not compliant with software license terms. A majority of enterprises are struggling to track

Understanding the Costs and Headaches of a Software License Audit


Organizations rely upon software to drive productivity, reduce operational costs and gain competitive advantage. While IT infrastructure is critical for supporting business applications, it’s the applications themselves that are the most visible to business leaders. Trouble is, organizations typically aren’t

Reimagining Application and Desktop Virtualization


Adoption of application and desktop virtualization has doubled in the past four years, according to a new report by Research and Markets. Key drivers include reduced IT management costs, enhanced security and improved IT availability. Mobile devices account for about