Articles In Virtualization

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: For the third time in a month, Adobe issued a patch for Flash. This most recent emergency update addressed three vulnerabilities, two of which were already being exploited in the wild. Computerworld revealed details about MiniDuke, the cyber-espionage campaign that used the recent Adobe Reader zero-day exploit to compromise computers belonging to governments, organizations, and companies in 23 countries. ZDNet explained why the... read more.

  • March 01, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Apple, Twitter and Facebook were the victims of malware attacks. Bloomberg linked all three attacks to a group of Eastern European hackers. CNET reported that most of the recent cyberattacks against the New York Times and other US corporations, government agencies, and organizations originated from an office building connected to China’s People’s Liberation Army. Oracle patched five Java vulnerabilities not addressed in this mon... read more.

  • February 22, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Adobe confirmed that critical vulnerabilities are being exploited in Reader and Acrobat XI. The company is currently working on a fix. CNET reported that recent cyber espionage attempts against the U.S. have sparked the House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Network World examined the new security challenges posed by hybrid clouds. InfoWorld detailed why PCI Secu... read more.

  • February 15, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Weeks after issuing a quick fix, Microsoft released a patch to fully resolve the Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that allowed remote code execution in older versions of the web browser. Microsoft also announced the availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps enterprise customers manage hybrid cloud services. On its blog, Centrix discussed the impact of Windows XP’s end of life on IT departments’ plans for 2013. On Sunday, Oracle released an emergency fix for two Java zer... read more.

  • January 18, 2013

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

For the last few years, IT planning has been a limited endeavor. Since the economic collapse of 2008, IT departments have struggled to simply keep the lights on and reactively deal with new issues as they’ve arisen. This really isn’t a surprise or necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, triage is the best strategy. If you’re bleeding to death, then by all means, bring on the bandages. One of my all-time favorite business books is Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning by Henry Mintzberg. Let me sum up Mr. Mi... read more.

  • January 15, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

VMware View is VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) product – View virtual desktops are hosted on VMware ESXi. I recently upgraded a customer’s environment to VMware View 5.1, which was released in May 2012 (click here for a list of new features), and the customer wanted to extend the VMware environment for remote access. The best way to do this is to implement VMware View Security Server. The installation is fairly straightforward; however there are a few configuration gotchas to look out for.... read more.

  • January 15, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: With CES kicking off this week in Las Vegas, ZDNet explained how the annual consumer event impacts the IT business. Dell Wyse debuted its new cloud stick. Dubbed Project Ophelia, the device lets you access your professional and personal data on a monitor or television without using a computer, laptop, or smartphone. On Tuesday, both Microsoft and Adobe issued their first security patches of 2013. Microsoft released seven bulleti... read more.

  • January 11, 2013

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

I was speaking to someone the other day who told me that they’d leapfrogged the entire BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement by purchasing tablets for all their mobile end users. At first glance, this seemed kind of cool to me. I imagined a whole army of mobile users, smartly dressed, whipping tablets out of fashionable messenger bags to the delight and amazement of the people they were meeting with. I’m a tablet guy. I’ve got a messenger bag. The whole thing just kind of made sense. Maybe that is the wa... read more.

  • December 13, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: InfoWorld named network-traveling worms as one of the five cyberattacks companies are most likely to face. The site also discussed five uses for Windows 8 Hyper-V, including using it to virtualize Windows XP and other earlier versions of Windows. ZDNet wondered whether your datacenter was disposable; and shared tips from CIOs regarding a cloud-first strategy, including tackling no brainer projects first and keeping your competition... read more.

  • December 10, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: One month after Surface RT’s release, Microsoft revealed details about its Surface Pro tablet, which will be available in January 2013. The tablet’s $899 starting price tag, $400 more than the Surface RT, caused Computerworld to question whether enterprises would be willing to spend that much. Despite rumors that the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade would launch this week, Microsoft announced that the OS update won’t be available until ea... read more.

  • November 30, 2012