Tech Round-up for 5/20/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Virtualization
On May 20, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

Microsoft’s Tim Rains examines the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and sees a new trend in the rise of viruses infecting computer systems, particularly in countries with poor Internet access and users without up-to-date antivirus protection.

Dell announced their Project Ophelia device will be released in July. The device plugs into the HDMI port of a monitor and turns the display into an Android-powered smart device. It connects to Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware virtualization platforms, and allows IT departments to manage devices remotely. Ophelia also comes with Wyse PocketCloud, allowing users to access files on PC’s, servers, or mobile devices.

VMware announced Dave O’Callaghan as the company’s new senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances. “Dave’s wealth of experience with many high-profile sales leadership roles at enterprise IT organizations will be invaluable to our robust partner community,” said Dan Smoot, senior vice president, Global Customer Operations.