Virtual client computing (VCC) includes software and systems designed to abstract applications and desktops away from the client device, allowing for additional layers of control and security.
These systems may simply present another operating system on the device itself; draw on resources from a private cloud, a hosted environment, or the public cloud; or use a combination of these features along with the emerging concepts of edge computing and adaptive design to create complex digital workspaces.
This IDC study presents a vendor assessment of the virtual client computing (VCC) market through the IDC MarketScape model. The virtual client computing market has recently begun to change as new requirements for digital workspaces cause organizations to radically rethink their approach to the employee experience.
These changes include the integration of virtualization solutions into wider device and hybrid cloud management solutions, the disaggregation of virtualized applications, and the inclusion of artificial intelligence/machine learning into the work environment.