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Desktops on Demand: An Introduction to Hosted Virtual Desktops

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Executive Summary

Desktop computing lies at heart of the IT infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses with just a handful of users, to the largest of enterprise organisations. The PC has become an essential business workhorse, acting as the main productivity tool and company interface for the majority of employees. However, the desktop PC wasn't really designed to meet the needs of today's business users, it's a Personal Computer, not necessarily best suited to the increasing demands of business usage or to being an easily integrated part of a unified infrastructure. As a result, the disparate architecture of multiple end-user devices has led to significant headaches for IT departments and individual businesses.

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