Virtualization

TechTalk Series: Successfully Migrating Users to Virtual Desktops

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Executive Summary

This webinar presented by Citrix guru Dan Feller discusses what it takes to successfully migrate user to a virtual desktop environment. This webcast also presents a methodology to successfully migrate physical PCs to a virtual desktop environment delivered by Citrix XenDesktop. The key area of focus was thereby around the planning and performing of a migration. A recent virtualization survey found that organizations are driven to move in this direction by the following needs and desired benefits: Simplify management of employee desktops, Provide similar desktop user experience when working remote as when working in-house, Make remote access easy from machines beyond IT's reach, Strengthen data loss prevention security measures, Gain infrastructure costs savings, e.g. equipments, maintenance, electricity. While the advantages of virtual desktops are many, deployment of this infrastructure creates new employee access and security challenges to protecting enterprise information assets. Apart from these there are security concerns and fundamental challenges facing these companies as they make this move. Most of these concerns center on managing user identities, roles and enforcing access policies.

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