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The new edition of Citrix XenClient XT unveiled today includes a virtual desktop solution, which provides hardware-rooted security with Intel® vPro™ technology integration. This new version of XenClient offers the high levels of security, isolation and performance and leverages vPro’s Intel® Trusted Execution Technology to ensure a secure system launch and Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions to speed up encryption by up to four times. Additionally, XenClient 2 has expanded support for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform and its built-in Intel® HD graphics. These innovative solutions from Intel and Citrix deliver the confidence and control IT needs with the best possible user experience.

Today Intel announced Intel AppUpSM Small Business Service, a service running on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud platform that offer small businesses the key advantages of cloud computing, but with applications and data running on their own premises. The service consists of a server reference design, a catalog of prepackaged small business applications from a range of software providers, and Intel-developed software to securely manage and track use of the application software. Customers access the solution through service providers, paying on a monthly basis for the software they use, just like in the cloud, but getting the responsiveness and control of running their applications and data onsite.

In a white paper titled, Implementing New Hardware-Based Information Security Capabilities, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) outlines its planned shift to desktop virtualization using Intel® vPro™ technology and Citrix® XenClient™. DIA’s goal is a secure, cost-effective client environment for its defense analysts.  The white paper states that new hardware-assisted virtualization technologies appear promising in their ability to provide high levels of performance and security and greater management ease.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini jumped to the #2 ranking from #9 last year in CRN’s ranking of the “The 25 Most Influential Executives of 2010.”  CRN praised Otellini for keeping Intel relevant in a fast-changing industry and singled out Intel’s planned purchase of McAfee. Solution providers and industry executives nominated the executives for channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, and business and sales impact.

The U.S. House today passed the telework bill, requiring executive agencies to support the option of employees working remotely as much as possible.  The Federal government has trailed the private sector in adopting a mobile workforce, but its need to compete for talented new hires, and to ensure continuity of operations despite man-made and natural disasters, made the benefits of telework compelling.  State and local governments may follow the Federal government’s example in shifting employees from desktop to notebook computers.

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