Thin Clients - Infoworld en IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment <p>IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips.</p> <p>The computer design initiative could pave the way for functional quantum and cognitive computers that mimic brain functionality.</p> Computer Hardware Desktop PCs Processors Thin Clients Computer Hardware Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:57:56 +0000 admin 245914 at Dell's Cloud Connect thin client provides business Android on a stick <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Dell's Cloud Connect thin client provides business Android on a stick" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The term "thin client" usually brings to mind a screen and keyboard combination, or maybe a tablet or smartphone. Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android Thin Clients Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:54:02 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235272 at Chrome OS's best new use case: The all-in-one PC <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Chrome OS's best new use case: the all-in-one PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>LG's <a href="">introducing a new all-in-one Chrome OS-based system</a> that might well be a better embodiment of what Chrome OS is good for</p> Computer Hardware Thin Clients Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:35:53 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232904 at Debunked! 5 myths of thin client computing <p><em>Thin client computing might seem like a relic of the past decade, eclipsed by a new wave of mobile devices. But Tom Flynn, chief technologist for thin computing at HP, begs to differ.</em></p> <p><em>In this week's New Tech Forum, Flynn debunks five common myths about thin client computing today and touts the improved capabilities of modern thin client systems. If you haven't considered thin client computing recently, Flynn thinks it might be time for another look. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Computer Hardware Virtualization Virtual Desktop Thin Clients Computer Hardware Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 227483 at Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise? <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The tech community has been abuzz over the past week over <a href="">Canoncial's Ubuntu Edge campaign</a> -- enough so for a lively <a href="h</p> Application Development Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Android Linux Thin Clients Smartphones Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 223552 at Devon IT rolls out $89 plug-and-play zero client for the enterprise <p>Thin-client vendor Devon IT announced today Ceptor, a USB memory stick-sized device that plugs into a monitor or display, transforming it into a zero client.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Thin Clients Cloud Computing Tue, 21 May 2013 15:09:55 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 219065 at Intel sets up joint lab with China's Baidu for mobile apps <p>Intel is hoping to get more Chinese developers to back its products by forming a new joint innovation lab with the nation's largest search engine, Baidu.</p> <p>The lab is part of an agreement the two companies signed on Thursday that will focus on developing software for China's mobile Internet market. Developers in the country will have access to Intel-powered products, including PCs, tablets, and mobile devices, to test and port software for Baidu and Intel platforms.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Android Development Tools IT Strategy iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Thin Clients Mobile Tools Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:06:24 +0000 admin 216393 at Microsoft could help save Dell to further its own cloud ambitions <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Microsoft could help save Dell to further its own cloud ambitions" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Microsoft is rumored to be in talks to invest as much as $3 billion in <a href="">Dell's much-hyped buyout< Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Dell Microsoft Thin Clients Cloud Computing Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:39:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 211400 at Meet Ophelia, Dell's $50 plug-in, cloud-based PC challenger <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Meet Ophelia, Dell's $50 plug-in, cloud-based PC challenger" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Amid the glitzy <a href="" target="_blank">tablets</a>, glamorous <a href=" Mobile Technology Dell Thin Clients Mobile Technology Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:19:53 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 211031 at VDI startup Pano Logic closes shop but keeps it a secret from customers <p>Pano Logic, the virtual desktop infrastructure vendor and creator of the infamous tiny chrome zero-client device, has reportedly closed its doors and shut down the business. I say "reportedly" only because there has yet to be any official statement or announcement from the company itself.</p> Virtualization Virtual Desktop Startups Thin Clients Virtualization Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:49:16 +0000 David Marshall 206275 at Dell to introduce new Wyse thin clients for Windows 8 OS <p>It's been just 60 days since Dell completed the acquisition of thin-client company Wyse, but the business unit is moving forward with plans to release new thin clients designed to work with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS.</p> <p>The devices will be tuned to work with the touch-based Metro user interface in Windows 8, and the new hardware will be shown at VMware's VMworld conference in San Francisco between August 26 and 30, said Jeff McNaught, chief strategy and marketing officer of the Wyse business unit at Dell, on Tuesday.</p> Computer Hardware Dell M&A Thin Clients Computer Hardware Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:05:13 +0000 admin 198563 at New HP thin client cuts the power cord <p>HP has announced the t410 All-In-One Smart Zero Client, a thin client PC that only consumes 13 watts and can be run using Power over Ethernet.</p> <p>Announced at HP's Global Influencer Forum in Shanghai among a slew of Ultrabooks, "Sleekbooks," workstations, and printers, the t410 All-In-One Smart Zero was overshadowed by more anticipated products.</p> Computer Hardware Networking Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Virtual Desktop Thin Clients Computer Hardware Networking Thu, 10 May 2012 19:42:22 +0000 uphan 192932 at What to ask when choosing a new storage platform <p>No one likes to rip and replace. But sooner or later, you need to buy new stuff to upgrade or augment existing your storage infrastructure -- and each time you need to go to school on your options as if you'd <a href="">never seen a SAN before</a>. That's <a href="">how fast the technology changes</a>.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Virtualization Data Deduplication Storage Virtualization Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Thin Clients Data Center Information Technology Careers Storage IDG Insider Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 189890 at Despite critics, Chromebooks prove their business mettle <p>Google announced Chromebooks just three months ago to both wildly positive and equally negative punditry.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Open Source Software Google Chrome OS Laptop PCs Thin Clients Web Applications Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 169664 at Google Chromebook lacks luster -- and purpose <p>Google thinks you should do all of your computing on the Web. To prove its point, the company has been working to replace traditional desktop software with Web-based alternatives, such as <a href="">Gmail and Google Docs</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Chrome OS Thin Clients Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 166796 at We're doomed to insecurity in the cloud and on thin clients <p>Working in the IT security field, you spend every waking hour striving to improve protection and lower risk. Then another computing technology emerges -- the Internet, wireless networking, mobile computing, social networking, and so on -- and you have to learn every security lesson all over, as if something new and surprising has come along.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Security Cloud Security Data Security Thin Clients Security Management Security Standards Web Security Data Center Security Tue, 17 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 161094 at Google empowers hardware hackers with the Android ADK <p>The annual Google I/O developers' conference has always been a hot spot for mobile devices. In recent years, Google has taken to giving out the latest Android smartphones free to attendees, sending gadget lovers into a feeding frenzy as the show approaches. Tickets to this year's event, which took place this week in San Francisco, <a href="">sold out in under an hour</a>.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Google Android Consumer Electronics Development Tools Mobile Development Thin Clients Smartphones Tablets Thu, 12 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 160849 at 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay <p>The PC as you know it is obsolete. So sayeth Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who <a href="">took the stage at the Wall Street Journal's D8 conference</a> in June to talk about what he sees as the coming "post-PC era."</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop PCs Laptop PCs SaaS Thin Clients Tue, 06 Jul 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 128889 at IT heresy: 5 radical resolutions for 2010 <p>The new year brings with it a fresh opportunity to turn the page on bad habits. For many, this means resolutions geared toward regaining control over areas of their lives that have too long been ignored. For IT, 2010 offers a different twist for overburdened organizations: to get out of the client-control business by embracing end-users and loosening some of the less essential IT controls.</p> IT Management Virtual Desktop Tech Support Thin Clients Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 104216 at IT snake oil: Six tech cure-alls that went bunk <p>In the land of IT, the one thing you can count on is a slick vendor presentation and a whole lot of hype. Eras shift, technologies change, but the sales pitch always sounds eerily familiar.</p> <p>In virtually every decade there's at least one transformational technology that promises to revolutionize the enterprise, slash operational costs, reduce capital expenditures, align your IT initiatives with your core business practices, boost employee productivity, and leave your breath clean and minty fresh.</p> Applications Application Development Collaboration Software Development Tools ERP Thin Clients Applications Business Intelligence Mon, 02 Nov 2009 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 98248 at