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Desktop virtualization deployment strategies and challenges
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of October 2011 Volume 10
This is the second in a two-part series about enterprise desktop virtualization adoption strategies. This part digs into how enterprises are deploying virtual desktop technologies and the challenges they are encountering along the way. In the first part, IT executives and experts discuss the trends that are making it easier for IT to pitch desktop virtualization as the answer to a host of business problems. For Neal Kaderabek, CIO at Hallmark Services Corp., desktop virtualization was but one piece of a larger business transformation project to update IT systems and business processes and position his company for growth. More on desktop virtualization strategy Desktop virtualization now being pushed by the business, not by IT Virtual desktops vs. fat clients: A review of the tradeoffs Virtual Computer's CEO dishes on virtual clients, Microsoft and Intel support VMware details PCoIP bandwidth improvements for View 5 virtual desktops Desktop virtualization, however, was not an easy piece. Kaderabek's team converted 400 of the ...
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