Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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RE[6]: Business Computers
by BluenoseJake on Wed 24th Aug 2011 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Business Computers"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

the web apps are on a local server, storing the data in a local database, so how is that not on our server? The users passwords are never just stored on the server, the ultimate place they are stored is in the users heads, and sometimes, that's not good enough.

RDP is a wonderful thing, but it isn't an answer for everything, and in this case, if they don't need access to confidential data, they don't get it.

We have users who work from home, they use vpn and rdp. From a desktop. No reason for anybody traveling to do that.

I take data security very seriously. It's part of my job. People make mistakes, and it's almost impossible to keep them from compromising their passwords.

Storing them in a relatively secure appliance saved on their desktops is more secure than a sticky note in their laptop bag. and users will do that.

cloud computing is not nearly as secure as local systems can be made to be, with a good admin. cloud computing is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Look at all the big hacks that have occurred recently.

Then you have laws like the patriot act, and others, and I'll keep my data locally, and off mobile devices, thank you very much.

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RE[7]: Business Computers
by phoenix on Wed 24th Aug 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Business Computers"
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2005-07-11

Heh, I think we're talking past each other. ;)

I'm talking about diskless workstations (full PCs, but no local harddrive installed) for the office machines, and using remote access (like VPNs or RDP or whatnot) for mobile systems. Not about out-sourcing servers "to the cloud".

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RE[8]: Business Computers
by BluenoseJake on Wed 24th Aug 2011 17:35 in reply to "RE[7]: Business Computers"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

you said in your original response that I just described cloud computing, and that's what I was talking about.

Diskless workstations are nice, but with mac spoofing and such, hardly secure.

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