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October 3, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 16


TOP STORY: Power i Forecast: Thin Clients and Virtual Desktops
FEATURED NEWS: Rocket Software Introduces LegaSuite 6 Modernization Suite
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils Data Center Lifecycle Services
FORUM: IE5 Does Not Load Pages
BUYER'S GUIDE: SpoolFlex Electronic Report Conversion, Distribution and Archiving
BLOG: iFoundation Grants from Maxava Attract User Groups
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Feature Article - Networking
Power i Forecast: Thin Clients and Virtual Desktops

Despite longtime promises that virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) is ready for broad adoption, companies have been wary of moving too quickly into uncharted waters.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The concept of a virtual desktop has been gaining appeal among technology managers for the past several years, but for various reasons virtual desktops haven't been broadly adopted. Recent advances in technology, along with the advent of cloud computing and a faster Internet, have finally come together to create an environment that may finally make the virtual desktop a reality across the enterprise. Virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI, has been gaining traction in just the past year at an accelerated pace.

Featured News
Rocket Software Introduces LegaSuite 6 Modernization Suite

Rocket Software has announced the availability of Rocket Seagull LegaSuite 6, the latest version of its application modernization suite offering new features and functions across the entire LegaSuite lineup of modernization, integration, localization, automation, reporting, and testing solutions. LegaSuite 6 accelerates an organization’s ability to deliver sophisticated and powerful Web-enabled and mobile-enabled applications while eliminating risk to mission-critical applications. 


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