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Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Wyse
Jeff McNaught leads Wyse's marketing activities and customer support. Mr. McNaught is widely considered the most quoted spokesperson for thin computing in the world. With the experience of hundreds of speaking engagements, articles, and press interviews, he is considered an authority on the topic of thin computing. Mr. McNaught spearheaded the development of the award-winning Wyse Winterm thin clients and played an instrumental role in the creation of the Winterm line, the first Windows terminal to ship in volume. Mr. McNaught joined the Wyse team in 1987 after holding positions at ITT, Netexpress, and Cromemco. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University.
Organizations are increasingly looking for opportunities to save energy outside of their data center. Why? According to Forrester Research, more energy may be consumed by distributed IT assets outside of the data center – like PCs and monitors – than within it. To reduce energy consumption and other environmental impacts of the PC environment, organizations can not only source more energy efficient PCs, such as thin clients, but then power down PCs at nights and over weekends when they’re not being used. This session will help IT professionals understand the tactics used to green their PC environment for cost savings, estimate the extent of these savings.
Desktop virtualization has become one of the hot spots for 2010, in part because many of the barriers of the past have been eliminated. Along with the promise of solving the decades old problems of desktop management and support, desktop virtualization is bringing with it a renewed look at thin client (now also zero client) computing. How do server hosted applications and desktops relate to thin client computing and thin/zero client devices? How have these technologies changed/improved to become strong solutions for today's desktop challenges. Where do other technologies like Windows 7, smartphones and iPads fit in? Learn if, why and and how all these technologies should fit into your desktop strategy.