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  • Desktop virtualisation is not so easy PC

    Having attended VMworld and Citrix Summit in the space of a week, one of the main impressions I came back with was that for all the talk about desktop virtualisation over the past two years or so, it is turning out to be a bit more complex and expens... 

  • Troops to deploy IBM SmartCloud in big data battle

    With the economy putting us on a warfooting, big corporations now need to arm the workers a bit better. After all, they're the ones who will be doing all the fighting. 

  • GoTradeLive gives SMEs a level playing field

    A new trading system for SMEs could help them cut costs and boost their revenue without having to make any investment. 

  • Could Facebook kick-start the British economy?

    Don't laugh, but there's a theory that Facebook, Google +, Twitter, ShinDig and the like could help kick start the British economy. Well Facebook could. Thanks to Moonfruit, a web publisher, you can start your own shop their. Moonfruit helps people b... 

  • How can the user herd survive the difficult crossing of the IT landscape? It's in their App-DNA

    IT users are a bit like wildebeest. Regular as clockwork, they are forced to migrate across harsh territory as their own environment becomes increasingly hostile and unable to support the population. So, like it or lump it, they are forced into a mas... 

  • Not everything is virtual at VMworld

    As more than one observer has already remarked, this year's VMworld Europe event in Copenhagen was occasionally like a conference in reverse. This was most obviously manifested in the fact that the keynote from VMware CEO Paul Maritz was delivered on... 

  • iOS5 and iCloud upgrade is a painful process

    There was a lot of hype around iCloud and the launch of iOS5 yesterday. They were bringing lots of wonderful features for Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users, far too many for me to list here. But here's the thing: if Apple knew these products... 

  • Have we got the measure of LTE yet?

    Sometimes you know something's not right just by the name. LTE. Long term evolution. As opposed to what? Short term evolution? By nature, isn't evolution supposed to be long term anyway? You don't hear many complaining how they're hacked off with all... 

  • Just how helpful are these online communities?

    One of the best reasons for buying a Mac rather than a PC is that you get a half decent film editing suite and the nice Apple people will train you in how to use it. Superb! A one to one session with an Apple trainer is worth any number of glib advic... 

  • Cloud? Don't talk to me about cloud!

    The BBC will be forced to run endless repeats because of the cuts, so were told. Good. I'd love to see a repeat of a documentary from the '90s about a charming man called Alan Sugar. Particularly the bit where a member of staff asks about email. Suga...