How to run IE6 applications in the latest version of Internet Explorer

There is a big problem these days with legacy apps developed to run on IE6, the question that arises is, How to run IE6 applications in the latest version of Internet Explorer? Some apps (all written in web code) simply don't operate well in Microsoft's latest browser. Just try for example opening Youtube in IE6, the experience is far from perfect when compared to the same site when run in IE8 or IE9.

So many project manager's often discuss potential projects with clients to better improve their IT services, be it, desktop rollouts or infrastructure refreshes. When they delve deeper into the requirements for any particular customer a common problem arises; and what you may ask is the problem?

The common problem stems from legacy web applications that have been developed to work in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). However when a client wishes to upgrade to new technology they are often hamstrung by this dependency and therefore are unable to take advantage of the fantastic technological advancements.

Traditionally there were two potential solutions to this problem, each with their own implications:

  • Re-develop all the web application to work in newer versions of Internet Explorer – This is extremely costly method.
  • Deployment of a Terminal Services solution that will allow you to co-exist both newer versions of IE and the legacy applications on IE6 – This method is both costly in infrastructure overhead and can give your users a frustrating end user experience.

I have been introduced to a 3rd solution which will change the game when it comes to legacy web applications on newer IE platforms. That solution is… Browsium.

This solution is exciting because it allows organisations to upgrade their technology to the new platforms whilst allowing their legacy Web applications to be used in Internet Explorer 8 or 9. It’s a game changer and it really does work. To find out how this works please contact Transputec on (+44) 208 584 1400 and speak to James Day.

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Remote wipe an iPhone

How do I remote wipe an iPhone? These days there are so many mobile devices entering the market and this is only increasing. Everyone seems to have an iPhone. Recently I was at a seminar and of the 35 people near me, I would say 90% of them had iphones and they were all being used for business. Everyone had at least their business email on the phone but I noticed some using other interesting business applications. The challenge in a corporate environment is how can you remote wipe an iPhone if you loose it and limit the security risk? Well using Mobile ME is fine, but this is not scaleable when you have many devices to manage. I've researched many cloud based Mobile device management tools and found a great cloud tool that allows me to manage a large estate of mobile technology easily. It's definitely worth a look at the following link. You can register for a free trial and really get a handle on how to manage these incredible devices.

The trial is free for a period of time and allows you to see how you can control these incredible devices and help manage the increasing demand for consumer devices in business.

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Raspberry Pi £25 Computer Finally Ships!

The long awaited Raspberry Pi computer, designed by a group of people working at the Cambridge computer laboratory back in 2008 has finally begun shipping after their problems getting the device shipped due to the lack of CE mark, there are now numerous websites and blog posts coming out with new uses and projects to get started on the device.

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Green Data Center

Everyone is moving services to the cloud, but how Green is this really? There is an interesting article by Greenpeace which details the effects of the move to the cloud and what this means to the environment which is well worth a read. In essence moving to an ICELANDIC Data center can help combat the energy requirements for traditional data centers around the world.

More information is available at this link to see how our ICELANDIC Data center is helping organisations become more environmentally friendly as they move to the cloud.

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Outsourced Server monitoring and support

Managing your own server estate is becoming harder and harder, patches, security threats, keeping the services all going. All of this is taking a huge amount of time from the IT dept's resources. Is there a better way of doing this and a way to have an outsourced help desk service where an important load of your company operations can be delegated to a third party that can manage your environment 24x7? Well the answer is yes! Transputec have a 24x7 NOC based in Manila that supports a number of customers server environments.

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Fusion-io steps into the graphics workstation market

Fusion-io have announced yesterday their latest product, bringing their proven ioMemory technology to the visual effects professionals with the launch of the Fusio ioFX product designed to alleviate the bottlenecks between processor, storage and application, these new cards are based around their trusted ioMemory platform using the 420GB memory via the PCI Express bus.

The ioFX card is designed to accelerate manipulation of digital content in real time, the removal of the IO bottlenecks can accelerate rendering and playback, transcoding and encoding as well as any other data intensive operations, included with every cards is Fusion ioSphere management system which will allow IT managers to monitor and manage all Fusion-io Memory products from one interface.

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