News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Advertisement
Free Gartner Report:
Drive innovation & collaboration
with the "Everyone's IT" approach.

View the research report
Cloud Computing
Gartner's #1 for endpoint backup
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Oracle Offers Android Support in Virtual Desktop for Tablets

Oracle Offers Android Support in Virtual Desktop for Tablets
By Jennifer LeClaire

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets supports the latest Android 4.x tablets. That, Oracle said, provides Android users the same access to Oracle desktop virtualization deployments as iOS users. New gestures provide faster access to frequently used client functions, and on-screen keyboard enhancements offer access to extended keys.
 


Amid a slew of announcements on Thursday, Oracle introduced support for Android with its latest virtual desktop client. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets adds to the company's mobile capabilities.

Oracle already offers virtual desktop client software for iPad, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The software makes it possible to deploy Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software on mobile devices -- and helps IT deliver on corporate "bring your own device" initiatives.

"Enterprise adoption of mobile devices is expanding rapidly and users want access to their desktop applications from anywhere," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president for Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle. "The new Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for Android and enhancements for iPad and other platforms help organizations provide mobile workers with secure access to their applications and data."

Android Gets iOS Parity

Oracle said Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets provides both new and enhanced touchscreen gestures and support for Retina displays on newer iPads.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets supports the latest Android 4.x tablets. That, Oracle said, provides Android users the same access to Oracle desktop virtualization deployments as iOS users. Also, on-screen keyboard enhancements offer access to extended keys and maximize the screen viewing area.

Oracle said new gestures provide faster access to frequently used client functions. And one-click shortcuts to previously connected desktops makes it easier to switch from one virtual desktop to another. Enhanced user productivity offers administrator-managed copy-and-paste features between the local tablet and remote desktop.

Breaking Records, Winning Kudos

In other Oracle news Thursday, the company announced first Oracle Accelerate solutions for Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM). The solution promises to help mid-size organizations adopt modern solutions for growing and managing their business.

Oracle also revealed it had shipped more than 3 exabytes of media for its StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives. That's triple the capacity shipped last year. At the same time, Oracle reports that Oracle Commerce adoption increased internationally and across numerous industries. Oracle Commerce combines Oracle's ATG Web Commerce and Oracle Endeca Commerce into an end-to-end commerce solution.

On the accolades front, Gartner just named Oracle a Leader in its latest "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management." This was the third 2012 Magic Quadrant in which Oracle WebCenter was named a Leader. Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Oracle's PeopleSoft also won kudos. For the second year in a row, KLAS has named Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials best Financials/ERP software in its "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report. Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.1 is an ERP suite that helps companies operate more efficiently, saving time and money.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there's a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know by accessing the white paper, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Cloud Backup". Access the White Paper now.


 Cloud Computing
1.   VMware Buys CloudVolumes' V-Apps
2.   Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
3.   Office 365 Tailored for Attorneys
4.   Apple Opens China iCloud Data Center
5.   Samsung Buys SmartThings


advertisement
Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
Firms save money by saving space.
Average Rating:
Samsung Buys SmartThings
To allow people, appliances to interact.
Average Rating:
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees
Company is facing declining profits.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Find Malicious Android Apps Can Hack Gmail
A new study shows that a weakness in the Android mobile operating system can be used to steal sensitive, personal info from unwitting users. Gmail proved to be the easiest app to attack; Amazon, the hardest.
 
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Feds OK $2.3 Billion IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
IBM and Lenovo are celebrating U.S. approval of their x86-based server deal, having cleared some major security hurdles. The deal makes Lenovo a major player for enterprise data centers.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
With businesses wanting computing solutions that do more for less money, Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that it says offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Screen Shortage Briefly Puts Brakes on iPhone 6
RAM? Check. Antenna switch? Check. Screen? Oops. Parts suppliers for Apple have found themselves facing a shortage of screens for the new iPhone 6 as next month's release date for the new smartphone looms.
 
Bounty Offered to Coders for Oculus Rift Bugs
Coders who find bugs in software for the Oculus Rift VR immersive headset could receive a reward of at least $500 under Facebook's White Hat bounty program. Facebook acquired Oculus in March.
 
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.