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Microsoft the next major vendor to offer a virtual desktop-as-a-service

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Software giant releases “Mohoro” for public preview as it races to catch up with Citrix, VMware and Amazon
14 May 2014

Amazon brings desktop-as-a-service to Europe – Windows 7, of course, not Windows 8

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Amazon Web Services WorkSpaces now available out of Amazon's Dublin data centre
07 May 2014

St. Edmund's College picks VMware over Microsoft and Citrix because of 'better functionality'

Hertfordshire-based school anticipates £63,000 of savings from virtualisation project
02 Dec 2013

PC shipments in decline but only 2 per cent replacing with tablets

Users increasingly moving towards mobile devices says IDC, but Computing's own research suggests desktops are far from dead
29 May 2013

Essex County Council seeks bidders for IT hardware contract

Council procuring on behalf of other public sector bodies for provision of mobiles, tablets, laptops and servers
22 Apr 2013

Intel profits down by a quarter but firm sticks to its forecasts

Q1 profits drop to $2bn and revenues also slip
17 Apr 2013

H4cked Off: Rumours of the death of the desktop have been exaggerated

Computing argues in favour of the humble desktop
13 Aug 2012

Managing mobile devices – The BYOD challenge

Live 12th July. While smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, media players and other devices are becoming more prevalent, and staff more mobile, there is strong evidence of an emerging tension within UK industry and public sector bodies. The most common response by IT departments is to ban access to company networks to all devices apart from those provided and secured by the company itself.
04 Jul 2012

Department of Health signs £74m deal for desktop services

Atos has been awarded the contract for five years
30 Jan 2012

MoJ embarks on major prison service tech upgrade

National Offender Management Service deal covers desktops, networks, telephony and applications
06 Oct 2011

Mini notebook shipments plummet by 53 per cent

PC shipments drop across the board as users turn to tablets and smartphones
17 Aug 2011

Review: Dell OptiPlex 790 desktop

Dell’s OptiPlex 790 is a good business system offering easy management
28 Jul 2011

CIOs still reluctant to take desktop virtualisation plunge

Buyers are worried about unintentionally investing in the 'Betamax of virtualisation'
20 Jul 2011

Microsoft updates Intune PC management service

Beta of Intune 2.0 features software distribution capabilities
11 Jul 2011

Dell adds thin clients to OptiPlex portfolio

The FX130 and FX170 target data entry and knowledge workers
25 May 2011

Desktop21 framework pioneer lifts the lid on groundbreaking procurement deal

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust IT manager outlines planned benefits of seven-year managed services agreement with HP
19 May 2011

Desktop automation: first step on the path to greater efficiency

Firms looking to do more with less should start by automating desktop management
09 Mar 2011

Dell unveils new hardware based on latest Intel Core processors

Company has announced new desktops, laptops and tablets
08 Feb 2011

Finance firms prize agility over cost reduction

Even in hard-pressed sectors agility is a top-three concern
26 Nov 2010

Fujitsu Esprimo E5645 business PC review

This business desktop combines six-core performance with a compact chassis
21 Sep 2010

DWP desktop services contract goes to Fujitsu

HP-EDS loses out as key contract come up for tender
16 Feb 2010

Global PC sales return to growth - but not in Europe

PC shipments crawl up 0.5 per cent – but down 10 per cent in European region
15 Oct 2009

Who will win the battle for tomorrow?

Forget Chrome OS, don't worry about Azure - Microsoft and Google really want to win over your mind
16 Jul 2009

Case study: Surrey County Council rolls out a new desktop strategy

Local authority aims to cut energy costs, upgrade legacy kit and support more mobile users with a Citrix-based project
19 Jun 2009