Cameyo – the new alternative to Citrix

Cameyo – the new alternative to Citrix

With the pandemic still raging, desktop virtualization is an important option for companies. And while Citrix might be better known, Cameyo may be the better answer.

Why AMD’s energy efficiency milestone is important to the emerging cloud desktop

Why AMD’s energy efficiency milestone is important to the emerging cloud desktop

As the pandemic continues to re-shape how (and where) we work, energy efficiency efforts by chipmakers could renew the push for a virtual desktop ecosphere. That would be a win for companies, users and cloud providers alike.

The argument for dedicated collaboration hardware

The argument for dedicated collaboration hardware

Maybe a PC isn’t the ideal communications tool for video and audio. If not, then what is?

In praise of PowerPoint: When a productivity product saves your butt

In praise of PowerPoint: When a productivity product saves your butt

What happens when the software you hate to use finally gets updates that save your bacon right before a presentation? (Hate turns to love.)

The critical need for AI digital assistants

The critical need for AI digital assistants

Given the distractions and dangers of the world, we all need help staying organized and focused. When it comes to productivity, a little artificial intelligence could go a long way.

The HP example: How to do collaboration and remote work right

The HP example: How to do collaboration and remote work right

Companies that figure out how to carry on successfully with a distributed workforce can emerge from the ongoing pandemic stronger than before. HP offers lessons on how to do that.

How PaaS could drive sustainability into the PC market

How PaaS could drive sustainability into the PC market

IT buyers have long wanted a true PaaS (PCs-as-a-Service) option, and, more recently, high sustainability products from their tech suppliers. The PaaS model, done right, potentially provides both.

From Surface to Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3: The evolution continues

From Surface to Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3: The evolution continues

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the portable landscape was a much different place. Now, with the the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3, Microsoft can be proud of how its hardware has evolved.

HP’s updated Dragonfly – and rethinking laptops for a post-COVID-19 world

HP’s updated Dragonfly – and rethinking laptops for a post-COVID-19 world

HP this week updated its Elite Dragonfly, the first product that begins to account for the new work-at-home world in which we live. It points the way for future laptops.

Rethinking PCs and smartphones in a post-COVID-19 world

Rethinking PCs and smartphones in a post-COVID-19 world

We are still early into the COVID-19 disruption, but I have little doubt the world will be dramatically changed as a result. The tech hardware world that will exist post-pandemic will have a lot to do with what emerges at Blackberry,...

The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

Creating a Windows laptop that appeals to MacBook buyers isn’t easy. But the new HP ZBook Studio is the latest, and arguably best, MacBook rival to date. With so many 'creators' working from home now, a laptop workstation powerhouse...

Microsoft just fixed PowerPoint:  You’re going to love Presenter Coach

Microsoft just fixed PowerPoint: You’re going to love Presenter Coach

PowerPoint was one of the worst applications ever created, but Microsoft has finally fixed it. Once new features roll out, instead of making you a lousy public speaker, PowerPoint will make you a better one.

How COVID-19 should change laptop and browser priorities

How COVID-19 should change laptop and browser priorities

The COVID-19 virus is changing where and how we work and that will affect how the tools we use – like browsers and laptops – evolve to address new threats and needs. The risks include Fake News, and unique hardware requirements that...

3 tech advances that will change PCs forever

3 tech advances that will change PCs forever

We are on the cusp of a significant change in PC design driven by parallel changes in where the OS and apps run; head-mounted displays; and battery technology. This combo will drive us toward a new era of wearable computers by the...

Anticipating IBM’s coming virtual desktop pivot

Anticipating IBM’s coming virtual desktop pivot

With its recent cloud success and a new CEO, IBM is likely to put forth a powerful competitor to the coming Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop. This Virtual Desktop move will undoubtedly change the PC landscape, with IBM holding the...

Rethinking the PC: Why virtual machines should replace operating systems

As I look at the hardware/OS system that surrounds our PCs, I find it wanting. What we should do is use virtual machines to isolate the OS from the hardware and allow a level of OS flexibility and security we now lack – while...

CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

One of the biggest tech shifts I anticipate concerning productivity software is a shift from the desktop to the cloud. This shift was evident during the Qualcomm and Intel press announcements at CES this year, further confirming that...

Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

3D XPoint memory could complement 5G and address the critical latency problem with both cloud gaming and the Windows Virtual Desktop, both of which are ramping to market. I believe our desktop and gaming future is in the cloud and the...

The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The technology market is going through an amazing and unanticipated change as it adapts AI to its own needs. It’s moving from a model that favors lock-in to one in which the vendor preserves and drives choice, and where the customer...

Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Qualcomm has an interesting take on the new Microsoft Surface X that, coupled with the Amazon announcement of the AWS Outposts, may indicate the market is moving back to an IBM model. That doesn’t bode well for the PC or server OEMs.

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