Chris De Vere, an expert in IBM’s Virtual Client technology, is a 25-year veteran of the IT industry, having worked at a number of IT hardware and software companies including Honeywell, Silicon Graphics, EMC2 and Tivoli prior to IBM. He is responsible within IBM for its x86 Modular Systems.
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Also discussed on this CBR podcast:
- The history of thin client and desktop virtualisation technology
- Why Larry Ellison’s vision of the network computer did not take off as originally envisaged
- Why IBM believes the time is now right for desktop virtualisation
- The business case for desktop virtualisation against the backdrop of a difficult economic environment
- Where claimed cost savings from desktop virtualisation really come from
- Why desktop virtualisation has a ‘green IT’ angle to it
- Why desktop virtualisation is not suited to every type of user in an organisation
- Whether desktop virtualisation has overcome some of the technology’s early teething troubles
- Whether desktop virtualisation simply moves cost from the client into the data centre
- Why customers should consider IBM in this market segment