NEW TECHNOLOGY: IT Managers Say Desktop VDI’s Time Has Finally Arrived. While the advantages of desktop virtualization, like increased security and easier support, have been known for years, many IT departments have been reluctant to adopt the technology, mainly due to concerns about cost and performance. Read more

THE INFRASTRUGGLE: Whatever Happened to the VDI Revolution? Storage revolution is once again in the air — at least in the branding of a lot of annual IT conferences this fall. Both VMware and Microsoft have been crowing about improvements in their virtualization products that will enable the revolution in “virtual desktops” that has been promised, but never delivered, over the past decade or so. Read more

WEBCAST: Army IT Agency Says Virtualization Will Cut IT Costs In Half. Converting the Army’s Pentagon-based headquarters from a traditional desktop environment to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is expected to slash total operating costs for those computers by about 50 percent. Read more

HYBRID FLASH OPTIONS: When Is Some Flash Not Enough? When it comes to choosing between hybrid flash and all-flash storage, the question is increasingly not how much flash is enough, but whether you still need any disk at all. Read more


MICHIGAN: Unveils ‘City’ For Testing Autonomous Cars. The Mobility Transformation Center, a University of Michigan initiative to propel transportation into the future, on Monday unveiled Mcity, the world’s first specially designed, cordoned testing grounds for autonomous vehicle technology. Read more

VERMONT: State Unable To Escape Tech Albatross. Vermonters’ gateway to food benefits, home heating help and child health care is a computer program that’s 32 years old. It’s called ACCESS, built before Steve Jobs debuted the first Macintosh computer, before Netscape and other early Web browsers connected users to the Internet, and long before state officials thought to create a department for technology. Read more

CALIFORNIA: Company Shows Off Tech To Pull Water From Air At State Capitol. New drought busting technology promises to generate water out of thin air, and lawmakers got a chance to check it out on recently.
Matt Gray is the pitchman for Pacific AirWell Incorporated. His company produces the massive machines call atmospheric water generators. He says the drinking water coming from thin air is actually unseen humidity. Read more

KANSAS: AT&T To Offer Statewide Cloud-Based 911 Communications. The telecommunications company has been awarded a contract to provide a next generation 911 emergency communications system statewide.
The system is designed to provide access to emergency services from virtually all communications sources and provide multimedia data capabilities for emergency dispatch call centers — often called public safety answering points — and other emergency service organizations. Read more


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