WorldDesk, a provider of desktop virtualisation software, has integrated with Box to make a version of its WorldDesk for You platform available on the latterâ€™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 â€“ on Boxâ€™s service, therefore enabling them to take their desktop with them.
WorldDeskâ€™s proposition is that its desktop virtualization platform frees all aspects of a user’s desktop from the underlying OS and device to enable â€śunrestricted movement of a userâ€™s personal files, profile and apps between devicesâ€ť, making the desktop mobile.
It doesnâ€™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.
WorldDesk lets you to carry your entire workspace around on any device, in the cloud or served over your company network. Your apps, data and profile are held in WorldDesk, so that you can take your world with you. Our mission is to deliver personalised mobile computing solutions based around your devices, the cloud and VMWare and Citrix platforms.
After starting as a college business project in 2005, Box was officially launched in March of 2006 with the vision of connecting people, devices and networks. Box provides more than 8 million users with secure cloud content management and collaboration. They say their platform “allows personal and commercial content to be accessible, sharable, and storable in any format from anywhere”.