Desktone and Nike Explore Business Impact of Cloud-hosted Virtual Desktops at NaviCloud Expo ‘13

  Desktone and Nike Explore Business Impact of Cloud-hosted Virtual Desktops
  at NaviCloud Expo ‘13

 Show How Desktops as a Service Helps Companies Embrace Bring Your Own Device

Business Wire

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- April 10, 2013

Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced
it will join Nike, Inc. as a featured speaker at NaviCloud Expo, April 11 -
12, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. The companies will explore how businesses are
leveraging cloud-hosted virtual desktops to transform the way they operate in,
“Enabling a Radically Different Organization through Technology.”

During the session, Nike will share its experience in using NaviCloud ONE, a
DaaS service powered by the Desktone platform, to provide employees flexible
work environments and on-demand availability of corporate data and
applications. Desktone will discuss how businesses are using DaaS to enable
BYOD by giving workers secure, reliable, anywhere access to company data from
their personal devices.

“Consumer technology, and BYOD in particular, is infiltrating business, and
the impact on IT is dramatic. Employees are demanding flexible work
environments and ready access to corporate data and applications. On the other
hand, IT leaders are concerned about potential security threats from personal
devices accessing corporate networks and data, and they’re struggling with how
to manage all those devices and ensure business continuity when devices break
down or get lost. These needs are driving interest in on-site VDI, but for
many businesses, it’s just too costly and complex,” said David Grant, VP of
Marketing, Desktone. “I’m excited to join Nike and NaviSite in discussing how
DaaS makes it easy for companies to embrace BYOD while ensuring data security,
preserving worker productivity, and totally simplifying IT management.”

“Enabling a Radically Different Organization through Technology” takes place
April 12, 2103 at 10:30am at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, N.C. NaviCloud
Expo ’13, which is being keynoted by James Staten, Vice President, Principal
Analyst at Forrester Research, is a premier cloud conference for businesses
wanting to leverage the latest in cloud technology for innovation, agility and

For more information about NaviCloud Expo, click here.

About Desktone
Desktone provides the only unified platform for delivering desktops and
applications as a cloud service, enabling the deployment of Windows desktops
and applications from the cloud to any end user device. Desktone enables IT
service providers to rapidly provision desktops and applications to users
connected on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of
traditional desktop virtualization – transforming desktops from a CAPEX to
OPEX item. Leading service providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu, NEC, Time Warner
Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone’s Platform to offer desktops
and apps as a cloud service. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland
Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information,


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