Making low-cost computing a reality

Virtual desktop computing expert NComputing is embarking on a special mission at GITEX Technology Week – to make sure that organisations aren’t wasting money and energy from PCs that don’t utilise their full capacity.

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Making low-cost computing a reality Frank Coggrave, EMEA VP at virtual desktop computing firm NComputing.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 23, 2009

Virtual desktop computing expert NComputing is embarking on a special mission at GITEX Technology Week - to make sure that organisations aren't wasting money and energy from PCs that don't utilise their full capacity.

During the show, the company will be promoting an extensive range of virtualisation hardware and software that it claims makes computing simple and affordable by sharing the excess power of standard PCs among multiple users.

Frank Coggrave, EMEA Vice-President and General Manager at NComputing, is hopeful of building on the ‘green' vision that NComputing articulated during last year's appearance at GITEX.

"GITEX 2008 helped us greatly in building awareness in the Middle East and not only allowed us to meet potential customers, but also meet new channel partners and therefore invest in local economies," he says.

"It also allowed us to send out the message that computing does not have to be high cost," adds Coggrave. "Low-cost computing without compromising the user experience is now possible thanks to the NComputing virtual desktops. This year, we are confident we will reinforce this message as well as add to it with enhanced product features, more local success stories and better visibility."

With over eight million daily users around the globe to its name already, Ncomputing insists its aim is to make desktop computing affordable for everyone. Its software is designed to help corporations save money by sharing the cost of a single PC among multiple users. Users still feel like they are working on an independent desktop but they simultaneously share common applications such as web browsers, e-mail, office suites and multimedia.

NComputing will showcase two key product lines at GITEX - the X-series and L-series - while Coggrave will be giving a presentation entitled "How to recession-proof your IT budget" on day four of the GITEX Global Conference. His speech is set to focus on the energy gains made possible by desktop virtualisation, particularly in light of reports that show virtual desktops can save 70% in capital and operating expenses, while providing the necessary flexibility to leverage existing equipment and networks.

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