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Giving users what they want OR ..."I'll tell you what I want..." ?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2017 11:36:34 AM / by Chris Tomsett posted in Cloud Paging, Optimised Infrastructure

One of biggest challenges for IT departments is that users are individuals and so they all want different things. This has been a particular problem with VDI which, while it’s very good at making all applications available anywhere via a browser, gives everyone exactly the same thing. It really struggles with power users and laptop users who need their ‘own’ stuff, locally, and so even at best it will only meet the needs of three quarters of your workforce.

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Moving complex legacy applications into the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 3:18:00 PM / by Chris Tomsett posted in legacy

As more businesses move to a hybrid cloud model, we are increasingly coming across organisations that need to take complex legacy applications with them into the cloud. These can range from the database that has been used by HR for the past 15 years to that clunky application that nobody really likes but is integral to day-to-day operations. In most cases these applications are holding the business back, ensuring that it keeps one foot in the past and never really escapes the physical environment. In some cases the legacy application can actually block further progress, preventing IT from even considering the cloud.

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