Generic PCs For Corporate Use?
I know a local fortune 500 company that tried this at one of their two buildings here at their corporate campus a couple years ago. Well, they are back to a desktop at every cubical now because they found if something happened, like a switch went down, suddenly all 100 - 200 terminals on that floor was down and no one could do anything until it was back up. With desktops, they may not be able answer emails, but they could at least still use office and get something accomplished if the network went down. You take 100 employs making 20/hr sitting and doing nothing for 2 - 3 hours and you've bought yourself the cost of the PC's.
To be honest with you in my office and most offices I work in, if they loose local switching they loose phones, and access to all applications and databases. At this point you should pretty much send everyone home. Citrix,Vmware View, and windows terminal session broker all support HA/Fault-tolerant clustering options on the back in. Throw in a duel controller replicated SAN and you can push 5 9's of fallibility all the way down to the desk.
Get 2 hour replacement support on switching or standardize and keep a spare.
Virtual desktops reduce management, and downtime ins a massive way.
I used to work in a SMB with 60 task workers, who after we went to virtual desktops with no-moving-part thin clients I had so little support work to do that I quit, and recommended that I not be replaced....
Its true RDP sucks for a lot of things, but if you have sufficiently fast storage on the back end and use modern protocals like PCoIP, HDX, or the up and coming remoteFX you can have a true desktop experience (I even played starcraft 2 over RemoteFX).
Cisco To Challenge iPad With Cius 'Business Tablet'
There's an app for that...
Wyse Pocket Cloud does vmware view (PCoIP) quite well, and we are testing it for a client. They get a thin client that has crazy battery life in a nice touch screen form factor (and it works with keyboards just fine...). As a wireless thin client the iPad beats quite a lot of the competition in terms of ease of management, battery life, form factor and cost.
We are putting them into production for a client and strangely they make sense.
As for the whole USB port/hub/lots of things to go with it, if you need those just use bluetooth but really if you need them you should be deploying a notebook.
BTW, no one uses NX and X11 for a "Business tablet" however i'm certain there are already apps that will speak those.
It is a myth that apple has no inroads in the corperate market, I'm replacing blackberry BES servers for iphone/Exchange active sync left and right. C level execs demand that their iPhone work.
PGP Ruled as Relevant For Criminal Case
My schools ITS department went after me for using blowfish encryption, and W.A.S.T.E on the network...
was fun using the glass house analogy with the schools administration.. fortunetly nothing ever became of it, hmmm now that i remember it, it was my posting on slashdot also that they tried using as "evidence" against me... sigh.... i hope this post dosn't end up getting printed out and stuck in a file of mine somewhere
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John Vs. The Prism Chipset
BIC BIC BIC
Ok. With things starting to Get heavy thought I'd throw out some thoughts on BIC
Rhetoric- My inspiration for waking 3 days out of the week,
World Cultures- Depends on the reading, but so far I've been able to keep up, just worrying how hard this midterm is going to be
Examined Life- Minus The entire physical dimension It has proven to be some interesting reading.
Maybe it's just that I see the physical dimension being "the female perspective and problems of college" more than anything else. (feel free to reply and flame me on that comment)
O yah and last thursdays Lecture I was downright disturbing..... where do people come up with these questions?
I got back from out of town Saturday night (SIC EM BEARS!) to discover that I was banned by Resnet yet again. Silly Resnet you guys need to find a new way to ban people that works incase there is someone who really should be banned out there.
Saturday party ranking- FIJI heard it was pathetic, and the Cops showed up despite no one being there - 1 out of 5 -
PHI CHI- Had fun, drank some mighty good root beer, danced with friends, avoided weird people, and saw some fellow BIC'rs
Random smaller parties, well by 2am everything was winding down or over.
If anyone's up for a midnight movie some time on the weekend call me, and we can go to a little theater that's always open ;)
*** FLAME ON***
OK NORTON ANTI-VIRUS IS AWFULL, IT CRASHES YOUR SYSTEM, AND IF IT COMES WITH UTILITIES, IT INSTALLS TONS OF USELESS SYSTEM LEVEL PRIORITIY CRAP. IT TAKES AN ACT OF GOD TO REMOVE IT FROM YOUR REGISTARY, AND DELETE IT, AND THE UNINSTALLER WAS WORTHLESS
*** FLAME DOWN -2***
well, now i'm going to flame about less angry things.
1. Women- who understands them, I can only pretend to
2. Spawn campers- yes this low life scum deserves to be thrown in a giant Lamma pit.
3. movies- is there anything unpredictable anymore, thats worth paying money to see? until then, it'll be divx screeners for me
4. Music- can anyone make a decent free easy to use mp3 ripper for PC? i think not, i hear apple will port Itunes soon
5. My XBOX- besides the new star wars game, will there ever be any decenent games for it, or should i just continue to use it to threaten to throw at people, and play the ocasional divx.
6. Hard drives- even if you have just shy of 300gigs of space, you will fill it up, why don't they just make drives that continously find ways to expland, or better yet, a file system that can find things on something that big in a decent abount of time? is this too much to ask?
*** FLAME OFF***
well gang, its been a long summer so here is the rap up, and feal free to post your Flames in response as i know you will all hate me.
went to DC (looking for sister an apartment, but ended up spliting and touring)
Went to GLorieta, New Mexico beautiful mountains, sub-80 degree weather, no humitity, i was in heaven
Went on cruise around Hawahii, Discovered that there isn't much to do on a cruise besides get drunk, eat too much, and party in Hot tubs. saw too many disturbing things
Went to Colorado, on a road trip with my sister the Femi-natzi, one of her friends (Jr. Femi-natzi), was interesting, went backpacking with a group from Baylor, had an awsome time, debated staying on mountain or dealing with sister again (was tough)
and mixed in the middle of those there was 3, 1 week, lan parties (BF1942), and i got a new Acura tsx (black)
Not bad Ehh?
what have i become
yet another "dangerous mind" confused and on the run