Desktop Virtualization

Aligning options with user and business requirements


Published/updated: June 2012

Desktop virtualization has progressed from a niche way of handling exceptional user requirements to a mainstream IT delivery approach. Technology has matured to provide options ranging from terminal services through application and user virtualization to a full-blown virtual desktop infrastructure.

All in all, there have never been more ways to optimize desktop service delivery. But where do you start and whatís the best way forward? With these questions in mind, and against the backdrop of increasing workforce mobility and consumerization, this Smart Guide walks you through the options available and how to blend them optimally to meet different user needs.

The rewards for IT and the business are better cost and risk management, while for users, itís all about enabling flexible and efficient working.

Get it right, and everyone benefits!



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