Virtualization


Citrix Takes Virtualization, Conferencing Tools to iPad

Citrix has released versions of its GoToMeeting and Receiver applications for iPad. Both are available now at no charge.

Microsoft Enters K-12 Desktop Virtualization Market with MultiPoint Server

Microsoft has joined the desktop virtualization fray with the launch of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, an application that allows multiple users to access their own computer sessions at the same time through a shared computer. Each user has a monitor, keyboard, and USB mouse. The company said it expects the new program to appeal to budget-conscious educational customers, particularly schools and libraries.

IT Budgets, Spending Set for Rebound as CIOs Realign Priorities

Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.

Microsoft and HP Ink Cloud, Virtualization Pact

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard this week disclosed a $250 million, three-year partnership to develop and market next-generation datacenter technology and application infrastructure that combines virtualization, system management, and cloud computing.

Charter School Organization Virtualizes Infrastructure

The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO Foundation) in Indiana has virtualized its computing infrastructure and upgraded its storage system to reduce costs and energy requirements, expand student access to computers, and improve IT operations. The announcement was made at the FETC 2010 conference, which is going on this week in Orlando, FL.

Avistar Releases Business-Class Desktop Videoconferencing Software

Avistar has introduced two new software offerings designed to deliver business-class desktop videoconferencing to existing computing environments.

Liquidware Labs Updates User Profile Management Tool

Liquidware Labs has updated its user profile management and configuration program. ProfileUnity Pro version 4.5 allows the administrator to synchronize user data, block by block, to a central database, where it can be accessed on demand from the user's existing or new desktop.

NYC iSchool Moves to Virtual Desktops

The NYC iSchool, New York's model for innovation, project-based learning, and technological skills development, has chosen ClassLink's LaunchPad as its system-wide virtual desktop solution.

HP Launches Education Cloud Service with ClassLink

HP this week launched SchoolCloud, a cloud computing solution designed specifically for education, in collaboration with ed tech provider ClassLink. HP also introduced TeachNow, a software app designed to help teachers build lesson plans, and HP MultiSeat, a virtualization solution to allow students to share a single host computer with multiple keyboards and screens.

Indiana District Rolls Out Thin Clients and Cloud Solution

When Beech Grove City Schools' director of technology, Teresa Kratzer, gathered 35 district teachers and staff to form an ad hoc technology committee, she knew they faced a formidable challenge: With district budgets being strangled by a difficult economy while the need for ed tech continued to expand, she and her team were charged with solving the two disparate problems simultaneously.

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