When should you virtualize your agency's desktops?

Definition: Desktop virtualization (or virtual desktop infrastructure) is intended as a server-centric computing model where all client data and desktop configuration information are stored on a server. As with a thin-client model, administrators can centrally manage and maintain desktop virtual machines while users have their own desktops, including choice of operating systems, at any client.

Virtual desktop adoption profile

Virtual desktop adoption profile

Source: Corporate Executive Board survey

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