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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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Special Report: The State of the VDI Industry
sponsored by
EGUIDE: The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, a thought leader in the world of virtualization and mobility management. With his co-author Gabe Knuth, Brian is responsible for both "The VDI Delusion" and "Desktops as a Service" books – considered to be the most reliable sources of information on battling today's technology pain points.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

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

Desktop Management and Security Research
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Access this exclusive Windows 10 guide to explore expert insights on the top pros, cons and deployment considerations of Windows 10. Simply participate in our brief Desktop Management Research Program to claim your free copy of this valuable report.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014


Access this exclusive virtual desktop report.
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Weigh in on your current and/or future desktop virtualization projects and you'll receive immediate access to our exclusive virtual desktop report, which breaks down the pros and cons of top VDI vendors/solutions.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 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


Targeting 'knowledge workers' for improved desktop delivery
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how knowledge workers can benefit from an alternative desktop delivery model that allows IT to roll out desktops with confidence, allowing the platform to deliver resources to users and providing the experience they require to get their job done.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix and HP

Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers' Flexible Device Policy using VMware
sponsored by VMware
CASE STUDY: This video case study details the benefits a law firm got from turning to desktop virtualization.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014


Combine Cost Effectiveness with End User Satisfaction
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will teach you more about assessing your workforce needs in order to make informed decisions about optimization plans.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014


PC Refresh & Consumerized IT
sponsored by Insight & Intel
WHITE PAPER: The growing popularity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in today's workplace is changing the way we work and conduct business. But how are these trends impacting the PC refresh cycle? View this infographic to find out.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Insight & Intel

Enabling Lightning-Fast Search of Files & Emails in Citrix Virtual Desktop Environments
sponsored by Citrix Ready and X1
WEBCAST: For IT departments, the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) are clear - enabling secure and efficient BYOD, streamlining IT administration, and reducing operational costs. In this webinar you will see why desktop and enterprise search are critical elements of end-user productivity.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Apr 10, 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad Win 8
sponsored by Insight and Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a family of Windows 8-enabled laptops and tablets designed to help your users boost productivity and truly thrive in today's increasingly-mobile business landscape. View now to learn more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Insight and Lenovo

Windows XP Ends Support in April 2014; How will Businesses be Affected
sponsored by Insight and Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: Support for Windows XP ends in April 2014. How will your business be affected? This infographic reveals all – view now to learn more!
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Insight and Lenovo

PC Refresh Rundown Card
sponsored by Insight & Intel
WHITE PAPER: Millions of corporate PCs in use today are four or more years old, which can cause serious security, cost, and maintenance issues. Is it time for your business to refresh PCs? View this brief resource to find out.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Insight & Intel

Track Microsoft Licensing for Desktops Running Windows 8, Office 2013
sponsored by SearchEnterpriseDesktop
EBOOK: In this three-part handbook, take a look at what enterprises need to know about licensing for Windows 8 and Office 2013 and how it affects Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014


HP CarePack Services Defined
sponsored by Insight and HP
WHITE PAPER: HP Care Pack Services are support packages that expand and extend standard warranties for HP hardware and software. HP Care Pack Services provide hardware and software support, installation services, education services and premium support options to meet the needs of business-critical IT environments. View this data sheet to learn more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Insight and HP

More Than Nothing, a Zero Client Simplifies the Desktop
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this article, you'll find a detailed examination of what zero clients are, how they work, what their primary benefits might be and where their key limitations are to be found.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Kindred Healthcare, Inc – HP Thin Clients Support Efficient, High-Quality Care
sponsored by HP and AMD
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the case study of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a large provider of post-acute care services who desperately needed to find a way to improve branch connectivity under extremely tight budgetary pressures.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

HP and AMD

Separate Fact from Fiction for Microsoft Licensing and Delivering DaaS
sponsored by NaviSite, Inc.
WEBCAST: Learn the ins-and-outs of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and the complexity of licensing, providing tips for fine tuning your own DaaS strategy.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Sep 20, 2013

NaviSite, Inc.

Improve end-user experience with alternative desktop delivery model
sponsored by HP & AMD
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how knowledge workers can benefit from an alternative desktop delivery model that allows IT to roll out desktops with confidence that the platform can deliver resources to users and provide the experience they require to get their job done.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014


Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource analyzes and compares the top client management solutions on the market, examining their strengths and weaknesses so you can evaluate which tool is best suited to your organization's needs.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Strategies for Enhancing the Clinician’s Workstation Productivity
sponsored by Siemens
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about the top 3 challenges with clinician desktop and workspace productivity, and which key strategies (e.g. desktop virtualization, single sign-on, etc.) will help enhance workflows, therefore improving clinical IT adoption.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014


Top 10 Ways Desktop Virtualization Enhances Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the major components that make desktop virtualization secure by design.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Revolutionize your desktops
sponsored by HP & AMD Opteron™
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores how to revolutionize your data center by transitioning it to a secure cloud.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 24 Dec 2013

HP & AMD Opteron™

Dell Desktop Virtualization Solution (DVS) Enterprise with VMware Horizon View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an approach to desktop virtualisation implementation that can help simplify the process while mitigating risk and providing clear-cut benefits.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.
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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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