Adapting to a New Reality in Client Computing
The consumerisation of IT. The rise of enterprise mobility. Pressure to boost security and productivity. The need to chart a Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade path. A host of new market forces are compelling organisations to revaluate their desktop strategies. At the same time, the need to control costs, improve manageability and reduce complexity remains high on the corporate agenda.
For these reasons, progressive organisations realise the role that desktop and application virtualisation can play in helping them to address their IT and business challenges, both new and old.
52% of organisations say that desktop and application virtualisation will be a major or critical initiative in the next 12 to 18 months.
With all the hype around desktop virtualisation, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualisation, you, like many organisations may be at a crossroads, unsure of the best path to take. What are the specific requirements for your organisation? How do you segment your user profiles? How do you avoid duplication of processes and tools? In what way will licensing be impacted? To what extent will existing infrastructure support a desktop virtualisation solution?
Ultimately, there is no ‘silver bullet’ for all your desktop challenges. In our experience, the most successful next generation desktop strategies are those based on a solid business case and a structured approach; always keeping the end user in mind. An optimal desktop solution will cater for a hybrid environment that supports traditional and virtualised desktops and computing devices – assembling them in the right combination to create a desktop environment that meets your business needs.
To find out more about how businesses like yours are moving forward on their next generation desktop journeys download the Global Desktop Virtualisation Research Report conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dimension Data.
If you need help in finding answers to your desktop virtualisation related questions or would like to learn more about our desktop virtualisation solutions, contact a Dimension Data consultant today.