Five Ways That Retail Benefits from WiFi

Author: Dave Norwood

1. Advertising

With current Wi-Fi technologies we can actually detect where someone is within a store, or mall. For example, when they’re walking by the Apple Store we can, if they’re using the mall Wi-Fi, have a pop up ad that reads, “For the next 30 minutes there’s a 20% off sale on iPads,” or “There’s no waiting at the Genius Bar.” Continue reading

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Fast Five Ways That Healthcare Benefits from VDI

Author: Dave Norwood

1. Roaming Desktops

Roaming desktops are the idea of being able to connect to your desktop from any device, from anywhere. So, in a VDI (Virtual desktop Infrastructure) environment, the desktop is running as a virtual machine in the data center. When a user accesses that desktop, they’re using any mobile device with a screen and a keyboard, whether it’s a hard keyboard or virtual keyboard, to remote control that desktop in the data center. Continue reading

TNS Fast Five Tips: Five Ways That Financial Institutions Benefit from Next Generation Firewalls

Author: Dave Norwood

1. Granular Application Control

This refers to the ability to do more than simply block a website or block an application from a website or an application server, but actually understand the application and block the functions within that application. Similar to a dimmer switch, the settings can be turned up or down. Continue reading

What happened to Horizon View (formerly VMware View)?

Author: Scott Fleming

We have had clients asking about the new VMware licensing and the short answer is, that Horizon 6 View Standard includes all of the same licenses that were included in the Horizon View Premier bundle.  Here is a section from a recent Horizon FAQ going into a bit more detail. Continue reading

What is the value of Brocade Support?

Author: Jackie Grobstein

When ordering Brocade equipment, you may question if the accompanying support option is worth purchasing. Murphy ’s Law suggests that buying support will pay in the long run. However, your boss may not agree to spend the extra money based on theory; so here are some facts about Brocade support: Continue reading

Microsoft Licensing Audits

Author: Dave Norwood

Over the past few months I’ve been getting more and more calls from my clients about Microsoft requesting an audit of their licensing. The title of the email is usually something like “Microsoft Software Asset Management Review”. I would like to share my experiences with these audits, I think you’ll find this helpful when/if you get one of these requests. Continue reading