Get ready for workstation virtualization: Our top 10 list

SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Staff

You've practically already earned your diploma in network virtualization and are well-versed in virtualization benefits and downfalls. Now it's time to take the next step in eking out the ROI as well as branching out into more elegant strategies like desktop virtualization. Executives tend to believe that virtualizing networks and branching out into the cloud should be as easy as snapping one's fingers and cost about as much as an Extra Value Meal (blame the PR folks for this). The reality is just not that simple. With workstation virtualization, you'll really need to do some fancy footwork to show the folks in the boardroom how desktop virtualization benefits the bottom line.

Desktop virtualization alone is going to be a $5 billion industry in the next five years, according to a recent study conducted by

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ABI Research. Just as with many emerging technologies that reshape IT, this isn't a party where you want to show up fashionably late.

It's time to sharpen the pencils and crack open the books, because the real work has just begun. We have a virtualization crib sheet that will allow you to craft your desktop infrastructure virtualization strategies, as well as bone up on virtualization benefits overall.

Here are 10 recent virtualization tips to get you on the road to success:

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This was first published in June 2011

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