Praim introduces channel partners to latest ThinOX operating system

Praim Ino SoC is the only ARM–based System-on-Chip Thin Client with native dual VDI support on the market. With this product, it is possible to create a dual monitor 1920×1200 full HD workstation offering extremely efficient and reliable performances.

Source: www.channelemea.com

Trento, Italy: Praim, a global manufacturer of Thin & Zero client solutions, announces the new version of the ThinOX operating system for its Citrix HDX Ready I9010 and I9050 Ino SoC models.

IGEL Technology is extending its support for the Crisis at Christmas initiative to help London’s homeless over the festive period.

Reading, UK. November 19th, 2014: IGEL Technology is extending its support for the Crisis at Christmas initiative to help London’s homeless over the festive period. This year 300 IGEL thin clients will be deployed at 10 schools and colleges used as IGEL Thin ClientCrisis Christmas Centres over the holiday. During the operation 8,000 Crisis charity volunteers across the country will make the greatest possible difference for more than 3,000 homeless guests. This will be IGEL’s fifth year of consecutive support for the initiative.

For the first time this year, IGEL thin clients will be used at each London location as Video Call Kiosks to allow homeless guests to get in touch with friends and family and to consult with Crisis specialists at other locations to help improve their situation. The remaining IGEL devices are used to provide access to email, word processing and collaboration tools to enable Crisis charity volunteers to communicate and identify shelter for homeless people over the Christmas period, as well as for homeless visitors to access the internet for information and communication.

The thin clients are part of a total IT solution being provided to Crisis at Christmas by the Aimar Foundation, a charity founded to provide IT support to other charities. The Aimar Foundation is funding and setting up the information systems network, with help from global IT companies, hosted desktop provider Vesk and the support of volunteers, principally from Morgan Stanley. In total 200 technology professionals and volunteers will set-up the vital communications network in a 48 hour period.

“We are providing thin clients and IT expertise, through the Aimar Foundation, to enable Crisis to provide vital support and contact for those who are homeless at this very difficult time of the year for them,” said Simon Richards, IGEL’s UK Managing Director.

“The IGEL thin clients are ideal for Crisis at Christmas because they are simple and fast to set-up using centralised management software, secure because all data is held on central servers and reliable.”

For further information about Crisis at Christmas visit: http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/christmas.html

For further information about the Aimar Foundation visit: www.theaimarfoundation.org

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

 

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UK sales of IGEL thin clients up 78% year-on-year in first three quarters of 2014

IGEL Technology today announced year-on-year growth of 78% in its sales of thin clients for the first three-quarters of the calendar year, with strong demand coming from the healthcare sector.

Reading, UK. November 3, 2014: IGEL Technology today announced year-on-year growth of 78% in its sales of thin clients for the first three-quarters of the calendar year, with strong demand coming from the healthcare sector.IGEL Thin Client

“Many organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of thin clients on the desktop, none more so than the healthcare sector,” said IGEL UK & Ireland Managing Director Simon Richards. “Our IGEL thin and zero clients work so well in a healthcare environment because they are easy to centrally manage, long-lasting, secure and incredibly cost effective.”

Cwm Taf University Health Board in Wales says it has radically cut its management time and energy costs with the deployment of 2,500 IGEL thin clients across its hospitals, clinics, GP surgeries and administration offices.

The health board has IGEL UD3 and UD5 Linux devices running a Windows 2008 desktop connected by Citrix XenApp 6 (soon to be upgraded to Citrix XenApp 6.5). There are 120 virtualised Citrix servers, using Citrix XenServer as the hypervisor.

As well as the desktops, the hospital is also using wireless connected IGEL thin clients on its medical carts on the wards. They connect to the network using a dongle via the USB port and are used by medical staff for viewing results and checking records.

“Initially there was some scepticism from staff about switching to the thin client devices but they quickly came around because of the small size, the fact that they boot very quickly and don’t need constant virus upgrades and anti-malware updates,” said John Probert, senior server manager at Cwm Taf University Health Board.

“Another benefit is that we do not suffer from thefts, as the devices are useless when taken off the network. We also do not have any patient data issues, as information cannot be stored locally on the device.”

Today, the health board has 2,500 IGEL thin clients in use out of a total of 4,500 desktops and is slowly moving across to the thin clients as old PCs are replaced.

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visitwww.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH

Dr. Frank Lampe

Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31

28199 Bremen

Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300

Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399

E-Mail: lampe@igel.com

Web: www.igel.com

 

Amber Group

Paul Smith

Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525

Email: paul@ambergroup.net

Teradici Announces General Availability of PCoIP Zero Clients for Amazon WorkSpaces from Leading Manufacturers

PCoIP Zero Clients Teradici AWS

Company Showcases PCoIP Zero Clients Running Amazon WorkSpaces at re:Invent 2014 

BURNABY, British Columbia – November 10, 2014 Teradici®, the technology leader for creating virtual workspaces, today announced general availability of teradici-pcoip-zero-clientPCoIP® Zero Clients forAmazon WorkSpaces. Almost 50 zero clients from 27 of the world’s leading manufacturers are now available in a variety of form factors, offering additional device flexibility to Amazon Web Services (AWS) enterprise customers.

“Workspace-as-a-Service addresses the key IT pain points of application availability, device management and data security, while enabling enterprises to be more agile with their BYOD and enterprise mobility strategies,” said Scott Ottaway, vice president, 451 Research.  “451 Research has seen this market grow to over $2 billion driven by broad adoption across all customer segments and verticals, supported by a full spectrum of enterprise devices – such as PCoIP Zero Clients, which address strict security, manageability and compliance requirements.”

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed cloud-based desktop computing service that leverages the PCoIP protocol to compress, encrypt and encode the users’ desktop computing experience and then transmit it ‘pixels only’ to the endpoint device. PCoIP technology is a key ingredient of industry-leading cloud computing solutions, as it easily scales to meet customer requirements, providing best-in-class security and a superior user experience over a range of networks.

“Zero client devices provide Amazon WorkSpaces customers with a secure, easy-to-manage, affordable solution for their users to access Amazon WorkSpaces,” said Gene Farrell, general manager, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon Web Services. “We are excited that our customers can choose from a wide variety of zero client devices from Teradici’s broad ecosystem of PCoIP Zero Client providers.”

“We’re delighted to join AWS and our partners to extend the benefits of PCoIP Zero Clients to Amazon WorkSpaces enterprise customers,” added Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici. “We’ve completed PCoIP Zero Client beta programs with companies of all sizes, representing a wide variety of use cases running Amazon WorkSpaces. Feedback has been resoundingly positive, particularly with regard to cloud desktop performance, characterized as virtually ‘indistinguishable’ from a traditional desktop. At AWS re:Invent, we’re eager to demonstrate the phenomenal results we’ve achieved with Amazon WorkSpaces to date and enthusiastic about what the future holds.”

Attendees can see Amazon WorkSpaces running on PCoIP Zero Clients at AWS re:Invent this week in Teradici booth #432 or at AWS Test Drives.

With Amazon WorkSpaces support for PCoIP Zero Clients, customers can access cloud-based desktops from secure, high performance and easy to manage enterprise end points. PCoIP ZeroClients are typically deployed at a user’s office or cubicle, and complement software clients for Amazon WorkSpaces, meeting the demand for another connectivity option to the existing Windows, Mac, iOS and Android clients and in keeping with today’s corporate BYOD strategies.

To learn more about PCoIP Zero Clients, go to: http://www.teradici.com/zeroclients. To research, select, and purchase zero client models from leading manufacturers, go to the Teradici Product Finder.

Supporting Quotes from Teradici PCoIP Zero Client OEM Partners

“We are pleased to support Teradici and Amazon WorkSpaces with Dell’s industry leading Wyse 5000 and 7000 PCoIP zero clients. With our leadership in cloud client manageability, security, performance and value, Dell enables organizations of all sizes to leverage the benefits of virtualization, and we’re excited about extending those benefits to more customers with our PCoIP zero clients.”         

           Steve Lalla, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Cloud Client Computing                    

“Customers are looking for new end-user computing solutions that are simple, secure and easy to manage. HP’s secure, high-performance t310 zero clients deliver a seamless, high-fidelity desktop experience and are tailor-made for virtual desktop and Amazon WorkSpaces DaaS environments.”

Jeff Groudan, Director, Worldwide Thin Client Product Management, HP

 

“Built for the cloud, LG Zero Clients are the perfect end point for Amazon WorkSpaces desktop-as-a-service.  Affordable and energy efficient, our V series PCoIP Zero Client desktops and all-in-one monitors offer a no-hassle, ultra-secure multi-computing solution that’s easy to install and support for any business. Building on a track record of success in virtual computing, LG is excited to help fulfill the promise of the cloud by providing a rich user experience to office workers and power users alike.”

Hyoung-sei Park, Head of the IT Business Division, LG Electronics

 

“In an increasingly mobile world, Samsung is committed to helping enterprises adapt and enhance collaboration and workforce productivity. Services like Amazon WorkSpaces support this by simplifying the management of enterprise personal computing. Samsung’s zero client product portfolio is built for performance, adaptability and efficiency, offering the broadest spectrum of PCoIP endpoints to securely access the cloud and critical industry-specific applications through Amazon WorkSpaces.”

Tod Pike, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Division, Samsung Electronics America

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 About Teradici

Teradici is the technology leader for creating virtual workspaces. The company’s PCoIP technology powers the spectrum of local, remote, mobile and collaborative work styles, fundamentally simplifying how computing is provisioned, managed, and used throughout virtual and cloud environments. The world’s largest cloud computing companies rely on PCoIP technology to fulfill the promise of the cloud – an outstanding user experience, securely delivered to any device, anywhere. Teradici customers include Fortune 500 enterprises and institutions around the world, local and federal government agencies, and cloud and service providers.  Teradici was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in British Columbia.  For more information, visit www.teradici.com.

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Patient records giant Epic Systems will take a big step into the cloud in 2015

The Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant will soon begin hosting the electronic health records systems of its hospital and medical group clients in the large new data center on its campus in Verona, W…

Source: venturebeat.com

Now big EMR & EHR providers hosting hospital data. Healthcare to the cloud.

Gartner Top 10 Cloud Myths for Thin Client

Nice breakout by Gartner of the major myths when it comes to Cloud Computing to keep in mind.

Article and presentation link

Myth 1: Cloud Is Always About Money

IaaS prices fall, but SaaS applications typically don’t follow the same cost-cutting trends. For example, you know Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure will deliver price cuts every few months — similar to the classic Moore’s Law in the chip market. But SaaS applications like Salesforce.com, WorkDay and others don’t deliver such price cuts.

 

Myth 2: You Have to Be Cloud to Be Good

As IT organizations deploy next-generation applications, sometimes it just makes more sense to keep things on-premises — especially if your on-premises project involves existing hardware and infrastructure that requires no upgrading for new application deployments.

 

Myth 3: Cloud Should Be Used for Everything

Cloud is a tool for on-demand computing. But sometimes, that tool isn’t right for every job. For instance, hosted desktops aren’t always as responsive as local software running on PCs.

 

Myth 4: “The CEO Said So” Is a Cloud Strategy

Instead of simply doing “what the CEO wants,” cloud strategies must be tied to business goals. While your business may have a “cloud-first” mandate, don’t confuse that with an “everything cloud” mandate.
Myth 5: We Need One Cloud Strategy or Vendor

Instead of standardizing on one cloud application platform, sometimes best-of-breed, multi-vendor approaches make the most sense. That’s especially true as customers juggle DevOps projects with everyday applications like ERP, CRM, and email moving to the cloud.
Myth 6: Cloud Is Less Secure Than On-Premises Capabilities

Cloud computing is perceived as less secure. But most breaches involve on-premises data center environments. Generally speaking, major cloud providers have security budgets and information protection staffs that midsize and small companies can’t afford to employ.
Myth 7: Cloud Is Not for Mission-Critical Use

Many born-in-the-cloud businesses are pure cloud — which means their mission-critical apps are not running on-premises. And increasingly, companies like Microsoft, Google and Amazon are running their own enterprises on cloud-oriented configurations
Myth 8: Cloud = Data Center

In general, data center outsourcing, data center modernization and data center strategies are not synonymous with the cloud. Just because you outsource to a third-party data center, that doesn’t mean your compute resources will scale up or down on demand. In fact, you may own the services in an off-site data center, rather than “renting” compute power from the data center provider.
Myth 9: Clouds Are Complete Platforms

Don’t assume that “migrating to the cloud” means that the characteristics of the cloud are automatically inherited from lower levels (like IaaS). For instance, if you run an email application in the cloud (SaaS), it may not share the same architecture and underlying services provided by the same company’s IaaS offering.
Myth 10: Virtualization = Private Cloud

Virtualization is a commonly used enabling technology for cloud computing. However, it is not the only way to implement cloud computing. Even with virtualization in place, businesses may need user self-procurement, business unit chargeback and other capabilities that are far more common in the public cloud.

Shuttle Computer Group’s Thin Clients Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 28, 2014) – Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading designers of small form computers, today announced that its DS437VMWWD and DS81VMWWND VMware thin client computers have achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process DS437VMWWD 1.01…

Source: www.marketwired.com

Each Shuttle device is powered by Intel processing: the DS437VMWWD uses a Celeron CPU; the DS81VMWWND uses a Pentium Dual-Core CPU for fast computing. Fanless operation with an exclusive heat pipe cooling module allows for constant air circulation and results in high stability and low noise for long-term operation. A wide range of inputs, including dual LAN connectors, two serial ports for legacy operations, and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, provides installation flexibility.

Zotac ZBOX pico pocket-sized desktop PC review – Liliputing

Zotac has been offering a line of tiny desktop computers for a few years, but the company’s new ZBOX PI320 pico is the smallest yet. It’s also one of the first to come not only with memory and storage, but also with an operating system pre-installed. It’s a fully functional PC that sells for about …

Source: liliputing.com

How did we get to this point? In order to fend off competition from upstart chip designer ARM, Intel is selling its low-power Atom processors at dirt cheap prices. Meanwhile Microsoft is literally giving away Windows licenses for free to makers of small, low-cost tablets, notebooks and other computers in an effort to compete with Google Android and other mobile operating systems.

DailyTech – Hackers “Hit the Easy Button”, Breach Staples’ Credit Card System

Breach is reported limited to roughly dozen stores in the Northeast, may only affects a couple thousand customers

Source: www.dailytech.com

A small but growing number of retailers have safeguarded customers by ditching Windows XPe and moving to enterprise Linux distributions.  Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), the Home Depot’s chief rival, reportedly uses OpenSUSE for its PoS systems.  Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (PZZA), America’s fourth largest takeout and pizza delivery chain, reportedly runs on Fedora Linux from Red Hat, Inc. (RHT).


Staples was using AS/400 with XPe clients (like Home Depot and like Target)

Intel: Big Winner In The War Between Chromebooks And Cheap Windows Notebooks

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) sold 15 million tablets in Q3 2014. However, the company’s mobile chip division posted another $1.04 billion in operating loss for Q3. While the management is promising significant reduction in contra reve

Source: seekingalpha.com

Chromebooks are rising star and now even MS has 10″ tablets for sale at Walmart running Win8, at the low low price of $179. 

Nuance Embeds Speech Solution into eClinicalWorks Mobile EHR – CTS Medical Kiosk & Retail Kiosk

Nuance today announced it has partnered with eClinicalWorks to embed Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology into eClinicalTouch for the iPad and eClinicalMobile for iOS and Android, enabling clinicians working in outpatient… Source: hitconsultant.net Healthcare mobility trends are on the rise, and Nuance has seen an increased adoption of cloud-based medical speech solutions. With several thousand clinicians …

Source: www.kioskcts.com

Speech recognition integrated into Cloud-Based EHR system. Now you (or your Doctor) make their notes by speaking.  Dragon engine. This is the first one to do it (many/all will follow)

Karma | Take WiFi with you everywhere.

Karma Go lets you take WiFi everywhere. Pay-as-you-go for data that never expires. No contracts or monthly fees. With nationwide coverage on LTE, stay connected to the internet with all of your devices, seamlessly.

Source: yourkarma.com

This is pretty cool. A teeny tiny puck about the length and width of a Post-It Note and thinner than an iPhone that gets you on the Internet anywhere. No monthly fee, no contract. Only pay for the data you use. $14 for 1GB, less if you buy more. Way cheaper than hotel rates. And when you share your connection with others, they and you both get free bandwidth. Coverage almost everywhere in the US. 

The Egg is a Tizen Based Portable Touchscreen Cloud Server (Crowdfunding)

Carry around your cloud storage

Source: www.cnx-software.com

If you like the convenience of cloud storage, but are wary of privacy implications, and/or are not satisfied by the file download/upload transfer rate, a new device called The Egg might be what you are looking for. It’s a tiny Wi-Fi enabled cloud storage server, powered by an Intel Atom processor and running Tizen, with up to 256 GB storage that you can carry in your pocket, with your data being fully private and always accessible, and there’s also a touchscreen display to let you watch


The project has now been launched on Kickstarter, with the company looking to raise over $500,000. Perks start at $199 for the 64GB Egg including your own domain name, and up to $399 for the 256GB version. Shipping is free to the US, but an hard-to-swallow $65 fee is asked to ship the package to the rest of the world, and delivery is scheduled for July 2015. Beside the Kickstarter campaign, more details may be available on eggcyte.com.