Well this has been something of a labor of love for everyone involved in it. The site was switched over on Sunday, and all credit to Philip John, our Web consultant, for the execution. I was monitoring progress from a friend’s birthday party (they’re used to it!) and saw only the briefest of maintenance messages … Continue reading Welcome to the new Web site
It’s apparent that many organizations are responding to the current climate by freezing capital spending, irrespective of the returns that might be available from specific projects. IT’s history of delivering uncertain, or hard-to-quantify, returns makes it difficult for those championing IT spending projects to win over their colleagues to making an exception to the freeze … Continue reading Crunch attitudes ignore RoI
If we’d asked our customers to send us a list of what they would like delivered this Christmas, a Community Portal would have been high on the list. Well, we’ve got the next best thing – we’re looking for volunteers during the second half of January for usability testing on the new Vector Customer Community Portal. The Community Portal … Continue reading Vector Customer Community Portal: Testers Wanted
I’ve just read an interesting post on this topic on ZDnet, making the case that the advent of cloud computing is going to raise users’ expectations of performance, which will in turn drive the need for a much higher level of analytical information on the performance of all the key elements of the cloud infrastructure. … Continue reading System Analytics and Cloud Computing / SaaS
While the need to manage servers and workstations has always been there, many organizations are now facing new challenges and increased complexity following the introduction of virtual machines. Virtual machines usually increase the efficiency of use of existing computing resources, and that can drive rapid growth in numbers. As a result, some IT departments are … Continue reading Asset Management with Mixed Virtual and Real Machines
It’s too much of a coincidence that we are seeing more interest now in the combined virtues of Software Inventory and Application Software Usage Measurement. Software Inventory in support of compliance audit has always been seen as something of a gamble as far as RoI is concerned. Each organization is unsure as to whether it … Continue reading Tough economic climate drives a shift in SAM focus?
We are pleased to have pursuaded Warren Free, Business Development Manager at our exclusive EMEA partner Virtual Network Partners, to have given up some time to providing an update on their experiences in positioning application streaming to the UK market. Regular updates from Warren should enable us to track the evolution of the UK market’s attitude to application virtualisation in … Continue reading Application Virtualization: UK market realities: Guest post
I just signed off a press release about the arrival of Vector Issue Tracker. It declares that we have taken the Census issue tracking engine developed at our Metaquest subsidiary, supplemented it with templates based on half a dozen of the most popular areas of application, and placed this business process management capability at the … Continue reading Business Process Management and IT Asset Management
While everyone we talk with seems to be comfortable with the concepts of server virtualization, and understands the idea of making better use of idle CPUs with multiple virtual machines, we get the clear impression that the positioning of application virtualization in the enterprise is still suffering from lack of clarity. Benefits can include reduced licensing … Continue reading Applications on Demand – Streamlined Provision or Expensive Anarchy?
A couple of virtualization-related events I’ve been waiting for have come through in the last few days. One is the general release of the Application Jukebox application streaming product from Endeavors Technologies. The other is a major review of “Desktop and Application Delivery Alternatives” published by Focus Consulting. The review provides down to earth profiling of the major takes on … Continue reading New Review Summarizes 19 Virtualization Players
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