VDI and Cisco Soft phones
I set the hardware standards for a large engineering firm and I do believe there is some truth to this view. The PC seems to be morphing into a Zero client VDI session with data center based processing and local Zero clients. Cisco soft phones allow your desk phone to travel with you and will run of the same VDI session. I love desktop hardware but with NVidia VGX cards, and a healthy VM infrastructure we can even move our modeling software to the data center. So I don't think the PC is dead. It is a case of what was once old is new again with VDI and Zero clients. We are already moving in this direction. We use them in dual monitor configs. Here is an example of one http://www.gizmag.com/lg-p-series-zero-client-cloud-monitors/22410/ Many of our IT workforce already work remotely via VM sessions and I don't see why we can't take this idea and move it forward (albeit slowly) into the business.
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