Solving the Desktop Dilemma: With User-Centric Desktop Virtualization for the Enterprise

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Executive Summary

Today's desktop is really an end-user environment defined by a profile consisting of applications, documents and configuration data. As end users rely more and more on mobile devices such as laptops, smart phones and removable storage drives, they need desktop environments that they can access anytime, anywhere. On the other hand, IT organizations are under increasing pressure to reducing costs and increase productivity while strengthening security and tightening control over corporate information assets. Some organizations use thin clients to centralize their desktop infrastructure, but traditional thin client models cannot accommodate mobile laptop users and present unique challenges in terms of application compatibility and the overall end-user experience. This paper explains how virtualization can help organizations solve the desktop dilemma.

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