Dell claims IT managers can ensure that each Cloud Connect device is used by the appropriate person with the right permissions and access
The big cube boxes which are called ‘CPU’ was shrunk to Laptop, paved way for further innovation in the form of tablets, phablets, smartphones…Computing is evolving faster than any evolution. But, mostly it has been on consumer front.
Dell has now launched a CPU, which looks a dongle but called as ‘Cloud Connect’. Branded as Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is an ultra-compact multimedia-capable device, is slightly larger than a USB memory stick that enables users to convert any capable TV or monitor into a functioning interactive personal display device. As enterprises are trying to get the right solution for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, Wyse is meant to securely access and share work and personal files, presentations, applications and other content from your business or your home. Managed through software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT managers can ensure that each Cloud Connect device is used by the appropriate person with the right permissions and access to the appropriate apps and content based on role, department and location.
A CPU larger than USB memory stick
Slightly larger than a USB memory stick, Cloud Connect is an ultra-compact multimedia-capable device. Simply plug it into any available HDMI / Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) port on a TV or monitor, attach a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and you’re off and running. Easy to slip into your pocket or bag, it enables an HD-quality window to the cloud, great for meetings and presentations while on business travel, or for cruising the internet and checking email after a day of work.
The project started a year back with the name, Ophelia. Now, it’s wireless enabled but the plan is to have a variant of 3G/4G enabled also.
Santosh k.Pandey, Country Manager, Wyse Sales and Marketing, says, “It’s going to help BYOD to a great extent as most of the workforce today need to be available and as this device can be configured in multiple ways, it definitely paves the way for CIOs who are looking to implement BYOD will be benefited.”
It has been priced at around $149 on retail basis but as other variants come up, the prices will vary from variant to variant.
It also comes with pre-bundled Bluetooth keyboard. It comes with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean and powered by dual-core Cortex-A9 ARM System-on-Chip (SoC).