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Unidesk Selected as MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

May 02, 2011
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Unidesk (http://www.unidesk.com) today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase (http://www.mitcio.com). The Innovation Showcase highlights ten early stage companies that provide cutting-edge technology and offer new levels of value and advancement to enterprise IT.

“MIT is all about innovation and entrepreneurship, and we developed the Innovation Showcase to highlight early stage companies that are on the leading edge. Unidesk is one of these companies,” said David L. Verrill, executive director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. “The Symposium provides these early stage companies with a platform to demonstrate their new thinking and approaches to vital challenges facing CIOs in today’s digital economy.”

“Unidesk is honored to be selected as an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist,” said Tom Rose, chief marketing officer at Unidesk. “By helping enterprises of all sizes create easy-to-manage, user-customizable and storage-efficient virtual desktops on their VMware infrastructures, we’ve been able to quickly establish Unidesk as the software platform that expands Virtual Desktop Infrastructure use cases, reduces TCO, and accelerates mainstream adoption.”

The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices and digital business. Speakers include more than 50 thought leaders from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management. More than 800 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). The full agenda is available at http://www.mitcio.com/agenda. 

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and hosted by the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Access to past MIT Sloan CIO Symposium panel discussions is available online at http://www.mitcio.com/ondemand.

For information on the symposium and registration, visit mitcio.com
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About Unidesk Corporation
Unidesk Corporation (http://www.unidesk.com) provides the virtual desktop management platform that organizations of all sizes require to successfully centralize desktops on data center servers. The company’s patent-pending desktop layering technology works with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) access solutions from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and other vendors to sustain personalization for workers who need a customizable user experience, while empowering IT with efficient management of operating system and application updates. Customers of Unidesk® VDI management software benefit from increased worker productivity and reduced IT operations and data center storage costs. Unidesk Corp. is a privately-held company with headquarters in Marlborough, Mass, USA.

Unidesk Selected as MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

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