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Workspace management hype vs. reality
Workspaces promise to make users' lives easier by bringing all of their corporate resources into one place. For IT, new workspace management tools from large vendors aim to ease the administrative burden as well -- allowing management of physical and virtual desktops, mobile devices and even cloud-based resources from one console. The cover story in the inaugural edition of Access magazine explores the hype versus reality around workspace management and delivery.
Also in this issue, expert columnists tackle the changing role of desktop administrators and the future of mobile strategies. The Device Spotlight shines on Samsung and Google's Chromebook Pro, which is a premium laptop, but is it worth the price? Finally, read about how one IT department used desktop virtualization to overcome a challenge with Windows apps and how IT pros define end-user computing.
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Features in this issue
Workspaces give users the data, desktops and apps they need on any device. But too much of a good thing may not be so suite.
When a manufacturer needed to run Windows-only applications on Macs for a specific project, the IT department turned to desktop virtualization software.
Samsung and Google bring the power of Android apps to a premium laptop, but business users familiar with Windows might not like the Chrome OS.
Four IT experts sound off on what end-user computing means to them.
Columns in this issue
Desktop administrators have been IT department staples for decades, but their jobs and titles are evolving as endpoints move beyond Windows.
To harness the power of mobile apps, organizations must get on board with the internet of things and contextual computing.
User environment management tools help IT deliver a consistent user experience across PCs and applications. And they're not just for virtual desktops.