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World's first Windows-based online desktop 'Nivio' launched
Nivio stands for 'hardware liberation'. Your files follow you. You don't need to take along your external media or even burn CD's. Just log onto Nivio and access your files on any computer at your destination.

NIVIO IS TERMED as, “Your personal Windows desktop on any computer in the world. All you need is a web browser and Internet access, and you’ll find all your files and software just as you left them,” according to a press release.

“It is only a matter of time before the PC is just a browser," said the company in a statement. “Browsers are being incorporated into more consumer devices every day, from TVs to game consoles. So we don’t know what you will use to connect to your desktop, we just know you will want to.”

Founder and CEO of Nivio, Sachin Duggal, says he has always believed that the world would change if only computing was made simple.

According to Duggal, he always dreamt of a desktop that was anywhere and yet nowhere; that was stress-free and fault-less, and that’s how ’Nivio’ was born.

The original name he had in mind for the service however, was ’myremoteworkstation’.

Duggal says ’Nivio’ is a device technology agnostic, and would be useful to all desktop users in accessing their Windows desktops remotely through Mac, Windows, and even some handheld devices.

Duggal founded the Company SMX Corporation at a young age, during his teens. He is 24, now.  In the year 2000, he received the PriceWaterHouseCoopers ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ award followed by the ‘BBC Young Asian Achiever of the Year 2001’.

According to him, “The biggest achievement for me then was when I was working for the 12-week internship in FX Research at Deutsche Bank AG London - I developed a chart automation software that saves the bank $200,000 per annum”. At 17, Duggal was the youngest trainee at Deutsche Bank.  He decided to take a break from work and focus on a new idea.  This is when the concept of online desktops was born and giants like Microsoft, AMD and Adobe also got involved. 

Nivio stands for ’hardware liberation’. Your files follow you. You don’t need to take along your external media or even burn CD’s.  Just log onto Nivio and access your files on any computer at your destination. With Nivio, your data follows you.


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