Avian Flu is influencing virtualization sells

Quoting from Byte and Switch:

Hurricane season might be grabbing the headlines, but firms are quietly preparing for the potential ravages of another major threat: an Avian Flu pandemic. The threat has prompted a flurry of activity from vendors such as VMware and IBM.

Speaking during a keynote at yesterday’s EMC analyst day, VMware president Diane Green said pandemic preparations are well underway, with many businesses already making plans for staff to work from home.

Many firms, she said, are using VMware products to secure their workers and centrally manage remote desktops and laptops. “An area where we have seen a lot of growth is in hosting desktop environments.”…

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