The client debate: Fat vs. thin
SearchCIO.com asks whether the devil you know (fat clients) is better than the one you don't (virtual desktops). Fat clients bring a familiar operating system, real-time access to multimedia and device portability. They also bring fix-it-yourself PC problems and add programs that may cause the device -- or even the network -- to go haywire. Desktop virtualization minimizes security risks since data resides in the data center. Updates and patches are also easier. So which is the better of the two?
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Microsoft adds to premier support
Microsoft Services today adds a new Premier Mission Critical Support add-on to its support roster. This add-on provides guaranteed response times backed by financial credits, round-the-clock support by a team familiar with the customer's configuration and deployment environment, prioritized access to product development times for end-to-end incident management and expedited root cause identification.
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