WorldDesk Thinks Inside (The) Box - Brings Desktop Virtualisation Further Into The Cloud

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WorldDesk, a provider of desktop virtualisation software, has integrated with Box to make a version of its WorldDesk for You platform available on the latter’s cloud storage and collaboration service. Thus users with Box Business and Enterprise accounts can now access and store their personalised desktop - including files, settings and applications – on Box’s service, therefore enabling them to take their desktop with them. The Northern Irish-founded, now Menlo Park, Calif.-based company announced a similar integration with Box competitor DropBox in February this year. WorldDesk’s proposition is that its desktop virtualization platform frees all aspects of a user's desktop from the underlying OS and device to enable “unrestricted movement of a user’s personal files, profile and apps between devices”, making the desktop mobile. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum, however. Other online desktop vendors, like OnLive and CloudOn, offering similar solutions - though, of course, WorldDesk claims that theirs is better (which they would). Commenting on the new feature, Rao Cherukuri, WorldDesk CEO notes that "Over 120,000 businesses, including 82% of the Fortune 500, use Box to manage critical content in the cloud" and with WorldDesk's focus on the enterprise, it does seem like quite a good fit. That said, WorldDesk isn't disclosing its user numbers - so without being able to quantify exactly what we have here, it's all just potential for either company.
Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear is a Writer at Gigabuzz, focused on covering early-stage startups, especially those with a technology focus and great perks.

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