Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Go to almost any meeting these days and you’ll see a sea of laptops around the table and sometimes some iPads or other tablets. That lets people look up information, take notes and do on-the-fly research during the meeting.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)


Original URL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3090119/collaboration/modern-meetings-how-to-share-your-screen-to-your-conference-tv.html#tk.rss_all

Original article

Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

The new card, the Tesla M10, includes 4 GPUs and 32GB of memory, or enough compute power to stream desktop apps to 64 end users, according to Nvidia.

Customers buy the graphics hardware in Grid servers from partners such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, Cisco Systems and Nutanix, along with virtualization software such as VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.

Tesla M10Nvidia

Proponents say running apps centrally and streaming them to end users can reduce hardware and management costs. Users can get by with cheaper PCs that don’t have enough compute power to run graphics-heavy programs. It can also make workers more mobile, because the streamed apps can be accessed from anywhere and on almost any client, including a tablet.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


Original URL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071188/virtualization/nvidia-brings-its-grid-virtual-desktop-to-the-masses.html#tk.rss_all

Original article

Oh sure, like YOU never used WordPerfect Office…

This help desk pilot fish has the job of getting the new administrative assistant for a remote office up to speed on the company’s applications — and, of course, the standard desktop stuff.

“I got the remote screen-sharing software running, and began to cover the basics,” says fish.

We’re using Windows 7 and Office 2010, fish tells the admin. I assume you’re familiar with both of them, right?

“Yes, I am,” she says.

OK, why don’t you open Outlook for me, he says, using the mouse to point out the icon that’s pinned to the taskbar.

“Which icon is it?” she asks.

Fish is surprised, but he describes the icon. Once Outlook is open, he discovers that even when covering simple Outlook features like sending an email, creating a contact and setting up a calendar entry, she doesn’t seem to know much about those things either.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


Original URL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2915606/desktop-apps/oh-sure-like-you-never-used-wordperfect-office.html#tk.rss_all

Original article

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: