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Experience the Virtual Desktop

The primary goal for desktop virtualization is a noble one:  to reduce total cost of ownership while enhancing security and increasing business agility without compromising the quality of the user experience.

How hard can it be?  That is of course the focus of our latest Data Center episode ‘Raising the Bar on Desktop Virtualization’

Read on for the shownotes!

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Flexible Agent Desktop – New Podcast

New Web Based Agent Desktops

Fresh excerpt on our podcast feed pulled from our popular episode ‘Bringing Collaboration to the Contact Center’

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Best of TechWiseTV 2010 – Vote Now!

Ok, now is the time to get your votes in…three top notch shows have been elevated as nominee’s for our ‘Best of 2010′ on TechWiseTV.  What is your favorite? Leave your preference in the comments.

You can watch them instantly in their entirety if you are one of the few that missed any – I have included one preview here, the rest are after the jump along with a few personal observations.

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5 Strategies for when the Kids have no School

Don't Interrupt Daddy

I really do love my home office.  I love the commute up the stairs.  I love the all the little things that make it ‘my little productivity cave.’  I love my kids too of course but when they are home from school for a day or even a they are this week, I rely on the strategies I have developed over time.   My hope for today’s blog post is that you will help me expand my tool set.

Five Strategies for Remaining Productive

5. “Daddy’s on a Conference Call” – now this can work in the office too – it requires training over a time period that will fluctuate depending on how old your kids are (same for the office too by the way).  It really helps to have a visual indicator – I just leave my headset on all day and if one of them comes in, I sit up straight, tighten up my face a bit (its a stressful call for Daddy) and often hold up a single ‘shush’ finger.   Bonus point – don’t ever look them in the eye…your just inviting a ‘quick question.’

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Cisco ASR, Quantum Flow and the Way Back Machine

Our recent coverage of the Borderless Technology launch (Episode 78 ‘Optimizing Application Velocity’) included an update on the new family of ASR’s.  It prompted a visit to the way-back machine when we hosted the man credited with developed the proc – Michael Beesley. Its a fun, technical review you can watch below.

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