Virtual Desktops

Over the past few years there has been a lot of buzz around virtualization, in particular virtual desktops. A virtual desktop is one where all computing happens remotely. It contains a very simple screen that allows you to replace the heavy workstations that are currently being used by the majority of companies. Virtual desktops provide a “virtual” space, in which the user can place all their application software.

Virtual desktops allow companies to house all the data and applications in one secure location; allowing someone to manage employee’s desktops, even when the computer is off. This podcast explores the importance of virtual desktops and why they are being hailed as the wave of the future.

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One response to “Virtual Desktops

  1. It is always interesting to see how different technologies take advantage of similar solutions in different points in time in different ways.
    Before the PC, working on a dumb terminal was the norm. The process of data transmission was complicated, but processing power was even more expensive.
    After processing power has gotten cheaper, the balance tipped over to distributed processing power which didn’t need interconectability to attend to most users’ needs.
    Now communication got so cheap that it once more inverts the balance, aggregating processing power again in central locations.

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