You probably know that, until recently, the Microsoft license did not permit you to run a Windows Client OS on cloud infrastructure. This has now changed. The exact license terms are difficult to find, and the cases where the changes could make a difference are limited. Here is a summary.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a range of Windows 10 virtual desktops, called WorkSpaces. Let's see how they perform.
I have been doing a bit of work with data visualization recently, using Tableau. It got me thinking about the way we use data to produce information, and how that is changing.
This is about our experience recently on a project to improve the performance and stability of a set of engineering applications after migration to a new datacentre. We had really excellent data produced by the application centre business analysts. These showed in detail that applications were significantly slower than previously, across a wide range of transactions. On average, transactions were taking 25% longer (let's say). Someone set the objective that we would not be satisfied until 90% of transactions were within the benchmark figure for each transaction.
We are seeing the end of an era in how we think of, and manage, the corporate desktop.