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ALSO CALLED: Desktop PC Management, Managing PCs, Managing Personal Computers, PC Management
DEFINITION: Desktop management is a comprehensive approach to managing all the computers within an organization. Despite its name, desktop management includes overseeing laptops and other computing devices as well as desktop computers. Desktop management is a component of systems management, which is the administration of all components of an organization's information systems. Other components of systems management  … 
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IT Priorities 2014 Special Report
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Computer Weekly editors draw on their expertise to explain the main technology trends for IT in the UK and across Europe in 2014.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 9: Understanding Windows
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This hand-picked chapter from Brian Madden's "The New VDI Reality" e-book dives into the world of Windows in regards to VDI. Access now and you'll explore a few important Windows facts that are shaping the desktop virtualization landscape today and uncover the truth behind why Windows is difficult.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

VDI worst practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this brief expert paper to learn what not to do when undertaking a VDI implementation. Inside, discover 3 of the most common VDI mistakes and how these can be avoided.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 2: The Promise and Reality of VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This e-book chapter digs into the reality of VDI, including where it works, where it doesn't, and some of the challenges it faces along with how people are using VDI in the real world (including scenarios where people are not using VDI).
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x Servers
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about how using proven server hardware as a platform for a VDI rollout can help realize the key benefits of VDI, including centralized client management and application processing, selective device access, high availability, and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2013

IBM and Intel.

The Ultra-Dense Server Breakthrough to Design Hosted Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by HP & AMD Opteron™
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how, by using new server technology, it is possible to host desktops without any virtualization layer and deliver a dedicated PC experience for remote desktop users, combining the benefits of a virtual desktop with the performance of an actual PC.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

HP & AMD Opteron™

ESG brief - Citrix and HP Help Deliver Alternative Desktop Solutions
sponsored by HP & AMD Opteron™
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how HP and Citrix are enabling companies to quickly identify potential deployment alternatives for developers, engineers, remote employees, branch offices and contract workers.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

HP & AMD Opteron™

Exploring Hardware Innovation for Centralized Desktop Deployments
sponsored by HP & AMD Opteron™
WHITE PAPER: The HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop aims to simplify the cost and complexity of these efforts while enabling IT to embrace hosted desktop delivery with predictable infrastructure investments. Read on to learn more about this delivery model and what it can do for you.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

HP & AMD Opteron™

10 tips to successfully scale your VDI deployment
sponsored by Unidesk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This e-book gives you 10 tips for achieving successful, full‐scale VDI deployments based on real‐life case studies.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Unidesk Corporation

Past, Present, and Future of XenApp and XenDesktop
sponsored by Citrix
PODCAST: In this special edition of the podcast, Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth talk about the evolution of data and cloud services, the renewed focus on delivering applications over desktops and what Citrix is doing both with today's products and the upcoming Citrix Workspace Services.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2014


Using DaaS to Create the Ideal Desktop User Experience - Without a PC
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn more about the benefits of using DaaS to empower IT to deliver of cloud-hosted virtual desktops to end users at a predictable cost as well as a solution that can help you leverage DaaS effectively.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Accelerating the Transition to User-Centric Computing
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the new user-centric IT delivery model and explains the steps required in order to make this kind of model a reality.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Flexera Software

Avoiding Pitfalls on the Path to Endpoint Security
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: This handbook reveals how to get ahead of enterprise desktop security threats by detailing why controlling sensitive data should take priority over efforts to chase proliferating mobile devices, why you should include security guarantees in the terms of service-level agreements, and lessons to take away from recent point-of-scale security breaches.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014


Debunking the Top 10 Cloud-Hosted Desktop Myths
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper exposes—and debunks—the top 10 DaaS myths, which range from supposed cost, user experience and security issues, to ease of use, licensing and integration limitations.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Desktops in the Cloud Your Silver Bullet for Windows XP End of Life
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how moving your desktops and applications to a cloud-hosted model – a solution known as Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) – can help you overcome the challenges of OS migration and provide increased support for remote computing and remote desktop client software.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Modern Infrastructure – June 2014
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EZINE: In this June issue of Modern Infrastructure, take a look at top application performance tools and tactics, explore some of the best ways to keep cloud costs down, and find out what object storage is, anyway, and why it's especially useful in the cloud era.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Migrating from Windows® XP: Checklist
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a checklist you can use as an easy guide to the Windows migration process, focusing on the 3 primary migration phases: planning, deployment and operation.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Getting the Most Out of Your Tivoli Endpoint Manager Deployment
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read on and learn how to make the most out of yout Trivoli Endpoint Manager deployment.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Global Knowledge

7 Key Indicators that You Need to Extend Virtualization to the Desktop
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines 7 key indicators that you need to extend virtualization to the desktop.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014


Creating an Adaptive End-User Experience with DaaS
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video explains how delivering desktops as a cloud service can help alleviate the desktop delivery and management issues are facing in regards to the introduction of consumer-level mobile devices.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Premiered: 02 May 2014


Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn about DaaS and how it can help nearly all-sized organizations to simplify the delivery of cloud-hosted virtual desktops to end users at a predictable cost.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014


Using DaaS to Meet Mobile User Needs
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the user needs driving the need for desktop and application delivery optimization, such as device independence and user self-service, and explains how DaaS helps organizations enable cloud-based virtual desktops that help optimize both the end-user experience and IT management capabilities.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014


Understand VDI before selecting a software
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EBOOK: Vendors provide many desktop virtualization choices, so know your needs when comparing virtual desktop infrastructure products. See how to evaluate and deploy VDI software.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

Expands the workspace with one single cable
sponsored by MMD
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Check out the following solution brief to get a firsthand look at what's new to the world of docking stations. See how with USB 3.0 you can virtually eliminate the need for excess wires, actually increase worker well-being, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014


MMD study: Increase health of deskworkers with the right IT equipment
sponsored by MMD
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the benefits of how pairing your workforce with an ergonomic monitor can alleviate a large portion of pain and fatigue, ultimately increasing their well-being, happiness, and efficiency. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

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DESKTOP MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  include network management and database management.Traditional desktop management tasks include installing and maintaining hardware and software, spam filtering, and administering user permissions. In recent years, however, security-related tasks have become an increasingly large part of desktop management. As a result, an increasingly large proportion of administrative resources have been devoted to security-related tasks, such as patch management, fighting viruses and spyware, and controlling greynet applications (programs installed without corporate approval, such as instant messaging, file … 
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