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For tablets to be productive business tools, the apps must follow

If tablets are truly going to be productive tools for business users, we need to look beyond the device to the applications. The truth is, businesses still primarily rely on traditional desktop applications to be productive. So if users are moving to mobile devices, those apps need to be mobilized. But let’s stop for a moment and think about what that really means. The effort to extend desktop applications to mobile devices ranges from completely rewriting them into multiple mobile platforms to simply bringing them to a device through some form of virtual desktop.

Tablet adoption is gaining traction in business, so what are the challenges?

I think we can all agree that tablets are rapidly gaining adoption among companies and organizations. If you need proof, just take a look around at the next conference, business event or meeting you attend outside of the office. Tablets have become a powerful, easy-to-use productivity tool for business – especially when traveling or otherwise away from the office. However, the use of tablets for business doesn’t come without its share of challenges.

NComputing’s N-series thin clients to Support XenApp & XenDesktop 7.5

Today Citrix™ continued to bolster their award-winning application and desktop virtualization portfolio by announcing the upcoming releases for XenApp® 7.5 and XenDesktop® 7.5. Thanks to our strong partnership with Citrix, NComputing™ is also proud to announce that we intend to deliver a future release of our N-series® Citrix® Ready HDX™ Verified line of thin clients that will support these new XenApp and XenDesktop releases.

English primary school halves technology costs with NComputing’s desktop virtualisation solution

Colyton Primary School in Devonshire is representative of many schools in the UK looking to optimise ICT in order to improve teaching and learning, whilst at the same time working within tightening budgets.

The school previously had in place desktop computers that were over 10 years old. This proved a serious hindrance to lessons, with each PC booting up at different times and server updates taking hours to implement. Nic Harris, the school’s headteacher, was even spending his evenings and weekends conducting ICT maintenance tasks and software updates.

Tablets Will Cross the Tipping Point to become Serious Business Tools in 2014

Compared to PCs, tablets have faced severe limitations as a primary productivity tool for business. In fact, tablets have historically provided only a small fraction of the functionality businesses count on from desktop PCs and laptops.

University of Pisa Cut Down Energy Use and Widened Access to IT with NComputing

The university of Pisa is one of the oldest education institutions in Italy and in the world. Its offices and departments are spread across different locations in the Tuscan capital. Recently the University found itself in the need to update its computer science environments and platforms, making them more functional and less burdensome in terms of energy consumption. One of the key challenges for the IT department was that existing PCs were quite old and required frequent maintenance and repair.

NComputing helped extend IT access to all students in German town Lünen

Computers in classrooms have become an important part of education in German schools. However, until recently nearly 80% of secondary school students didn’t have access to ICT technology in core classes such as German, Mathematics, English and Biology. One of the reasons for this technological gap was that schools didn’t have the capacity and equipment required for widespread computer use.

European primary schools widen access to digital classrooms with NComputing

European educators recognise that information technology should be a core component in the education of younger children. But, traditional IT was letting teachers and students down.

Personal computers have proved to be increasingly unreliable in classrooms and costly to maintain. With school budgets constrained in most European countries, replacing obsolete PCs with the latest hardware able to run newer multi-media applications is hard to justify. Finding educational ICT that combines affordability with performance that supports ambitious e-learning is key.

The Government of Ghana Uses NComputing to Transform the Education System and Double Student Access to Computing

The Government of Ghana has embarked on a bold mission to transform its education system, with the goal of by widening students’ access to e-learning without being faced with spiralling IT costs and massive energy bills.

Camden School for Girls Widens Computing Access, whilst Achieving 75% Savings of Capital Costs

Like many British schools, Camden School for girls in North London was in urgent need of upgrading its ICT systems and providing wider access to computing to students and teachers on campus. However, budget constraints and issues with aging PC desktops that, over time, would require constant upkeep and maintenance meant that replacing all PCs with new computers would require high capital costs which the school couldn’t afford.