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Desktop Virtualization Solutions Peer Research

Why you should read this document: This report describes key findings from a survey of 200 IT professionals that can inform your desktop virtualization planning, including the following:
• Sixty percent are making significant financial investments in desktop virtualization.
• Increasing client security is a top driver to implementation.R>• User productivity tops the list of how IT professionals will measure return on investment.
• More than half of respondents see cost as a major barrier to implementation.

While most industry buzz about virtualization has centered on servers, IT organizations have also kept their sights on the potential benefits of desktop virtualization. With server virtualization now a mainstream IT practice, we wanted to find out what progress IT professionals have made with virtualization on the client side.

We surveyed 200 IT professionals about a wide variety of desktop virtualization topics, including the business and technology drivers behind their implementation plans, how they plan to measure return on investment (ROI), and which delivery models and software vendors they are considering.

The results of our survey are detailed in this report. The goal is to provide benchmarking data about how your peers are approaching desktop virtualization so that you can use this data in your own IT planning efforts.

Read the full Desktop Virtualization Solutions Peer Research Brief.

Desktop Virtualization Solutions Peer Research

Why you should read this document: This report describes key findings from a survey of 200 IT professionals that can inform your desktop virtualization planning, including the following:
• Sixty percent are making significant financial investments in desktop virtualization.
• Increasing client security is a top driver to implementation.R>• User productivity tops the list of how IT professionals will measure return on investment.
• More than half of respondents see cost as a major barrier to implementation.

While most industry buzz about virtualization has centered on servers, IT organizations have also kept their sights on the potential benefits of desktop virtualization. With server virtualization now a mainstream IT practice, we wanted to find out what progress IT professionals have made with virtualization on the client side.

We surveyed 200 IT professionals about a wide variety of desktop virtualization topics, including the business and technology drivers behind their implementation plans, how they plan to measure return on investment (ROI), and which delivery models and software vendors they are considering.

The results of our survey are detailed in this report. The goal is to provide benchmarking data about how your peers are approaching desktop virtualization so that you can use this data in your own IT planning efforts.

Read the full Desktop Virtualization Solutions Peer Research Brief.

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