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Desktop virtualization now being pushed by the business, not by IT
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of October 2011 Volume 10
This is the first in a two-part series about enterprise desktop virtualization adoption strategies. In this 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. The second part digs into how enterprises are deploying virtual desktop technologies and the challenges they are encountering along the way. The desktop virtualization tables have turned. Where once IT shops argued and pushed for the technology to solve their desktop administrative and security headaches, now the business is pushing IT to use desktop virtualization to resolve a potpourri of business problems. More on desktop virtualization Desktop virtualization deployment strategies and challenges Enterprise desktop virtualization design and testing best practices Virtualization without virtualization management cancels out benefits At Honeywell International Inc., end users want access to an Adobe Flash-based SAP application on their iPads and other iOS devices,...
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