Chrome devices make better thin clients, according to Tech Data

18 January 2017

The company says premium Chromebooks, such as the recently unveiled ASUS C302 shown here, will become more attractive for business users.

The company says premium Chromebooks, such as the recently unveiled ASUS C302 shown here, will become more attractive for business users.

Tech Data is preparing a programme and series of events to promote the concept of using Chrome devices as thin clients. 

It believes there is good potential in this area for the technology and wants to help more resellers become authorised to sell Chrome Device Management in the B2B market.

According to the IT distribution specialist, Chrome devices share many of the attributes of thin clients, are easy to maintain and affordable, and are also extremely portable and much easier to manage. 

“These are big advantages over traditional thin clients,” says Matt Beresford, Google business development manager at Tech Data. “Organisations can use Chrome devices in VMware or Citrix environments, and their easy mobility and appealing looks make them more attractive to users.”

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US can remotely access and seize computers anywhere in the world

10 January 2017

Assistant attorney general Leslie R. Caldwell said law enforcers no longer need to go to different judges to seek search warrants.

Assistant attorney general Leslie R. Caldwell said law enforcers no longer need to go to different judges to seek search warrants.

Federal magistrate judges in the US can now issue warrants enabling the country’s law enforcement agencies to remotely access data located anywhere in the world.

Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure defines what magistrate judges are authorised to do when it comes to providing warrants for searches and seizures to help an investigation.

Up until now, it only allowed judges to issue warrants for searches in the judicial district where they were located. 

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Campaigners urge Ofcom to restrict spectrum ownership

09 January 2017

Ofcom should ensure that no one mobile network can own more than 30 per cent of spectrum, according to a newly formed campaigning organisation.

‘MakeTheAirFair’ was founded by Three UK and is supported by TalkTalk, CityFibre, the Federation of Communication Services, Gamma and Relish.

Three UK CEO Dave Dyson says the country’s mobile market should be leading but is instead “broken” and lagging.

Three UK CEO Dave Dyson says the country’s mobile market is “broken” and lagging.

 

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BT deploys world’s highest IoT base station

22 December 2016

BT Tower will host a low power long range radio device as part of an Internet of Things network across London.

BT Tower will host a low power long range radio device as part of an Internet of Things network across London.

The 180 metre BT Tower has become the world’s highest building to host an Internet of Things (IoT) base station. 

The iconic building now forms part of the expanding Things Connected network in London that was launched by Digital Catapult in September 2016.

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