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  • CBRE eyes expanded VDI footprint in APAC

    NYSE-listed real estate services CBRE is continuing to expand its virtual desktop infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. The Fortune 500 company has some 1500 end points in Asia and Australia and it is expecting this to increase to 6000 within 12 months.

  • Finish line approaches for Hyundai virtual desktop rollout

    Hyundai's Australian subsidiary is close to completing a company-wide VDI rollout. Head of IT at Hyundai Motor Company Australia, Bala Kothandaraman, said that virtual desktops had been rolled out to around 45 per cent of the organisation's 200 end users, with the remainder to transition in two months.

  • Hornsby Council rolls out virtual desktops

    Hornsby Shire Council in northern Sydney is in the pilot phase of a rollout of virtual desktop infrastructure. The rollout, which is due to be completed by the end of June, will involve shifting the council's employees from Windows XP to virtual Windows 7 desktops delivered via Nutanix converged infrastructure.

  • ABS prepares for desktop virtualization

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics is preparing for a move away from thick clients, going to market to seek a hypervisor solution that can deliver virtual desktops to 3650 users through Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop.

  • Ease of management, mobility drive VDI at Bentleys Brisbane

    Bentleys Brisbane has begun a pilot of virtual desktops, with the independent Queensland accountancy using appliances that bring together both storage and compute in a single package as an alternative to traditional SAN infrastructure.

  • Profile IT: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney's Mardi Gras is the highest profile annual event in Australia for members of the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities. And although the event has its origins as a political protest, and some parade participants still take aim at the inequalities and violence suffered by non-heterosexual people in Australia, it's also big business.

  • Macquarie Uni to virtualize computer labs

    Macquarie University has flagged plans to virtualize many of its student computer labs from the second semester of this year, as part of a ploy to better utilise licensed software both on-premise at the university and remotely.

  • Virtual desktops - Frenemies at the gate

    Blame the iPad. Apple's tablet-PC darling started out as a shiny target of gadget lust offering a world of possibilities. But before long, it was a key facilitator in the battle to free the desktop from the tightly-controlled domain of the IT manager — a workable business tool that is steadily replacing long-favoured laptops for more and more mobile employees.

  • VMware sets up crack virtual desktop team

    Virtualisation giant VMWare has put together a specialist crack team to tackle the opportunity of converting legacy “fat client” PC desktops in Australian organisations to slimline virtualised environments, as more virtual desktop rollouts continue to emerge around the country.