Desktop Virtualization

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No ‘one size fits all’ – enabling desktop transformation.

Desktop Virtualization technology has been identified as a potential ‘game changer’ in the way businesses provision their users with the desktop experience. The benefits of this technology are many and much-vaunted:

  • Improved centralization and security of data
  • Lower support and admin costs
  • Increased user productivity
  • Improved flexibility and business agility
  • Enhanced business continuity and disaster recovery
  • An enabler of greener IT and sustainable ways of working

Despite the benefits, however, much confusion remains over how best to deploy desktop virtualization technology. The apparent myriad different models, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, CapEx-OpEx ratios and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) structures, combined with the wealth of vendors and the different terminologies used, means that, for many organizations, the road ahead remains unclear.

This paper seeks to address many of the questions being asked about this technology and provides insight on the steps organizations need to take before considering the deployment of desktop virtualization technology, including a close-up look at the most popular models and, perhaps most importantly, the need to understand the different profiles, workstyles and IT requirements of the end users across the organization. The document also looks at role desktop virtualization will play as organizations increasingly seek to produce IT services from the cloud.

Click on the links below to find out more.

Intelligent Workplace: Find out how Desktop Virtualization technology can be deployed as part of our comprehensive end user IT managed service.

Infostructure Transformation Services: Virtualization technology plays a central role in preparing for the adoption of cloud computing.

Desktop Virtualization as Part of a Greener Office: Find out how Desktop Virtualization can be deployed to create a greener workplace.