Virtual desktops: Jim Lefcakis in the University Times
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:03 am ET
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Virtual desktops, computer labs on the way
"UCSUR an early adopter - While many University departments are showing interest in virtual desktops, Jim Lefcakis, information technology director for the University Center for Social and Urban Research, said his center is the first to be virtualizing desktops - replacing desktop computers with monitors and small machines called thin (or zero) clients."
"A virtual desktop enables a computer user to access the resources available at the office from anyplace with Internet access, while the data remains secure on Pitt's network."
"Keeping data inside the Pitt network is very important for data security. This is especially true given FISMA and HIPAA compliance rules and regulations regarding personally identifiable information."
Read more here.
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