Today’s IT departments have smaller staffs, tighter budgets, and an increasingly complex installed base composed of aging PCs with outdated operating systems (OSs). Many are struggling just to keep things running, let alone making the desktop environment better for users. Vendors have long promised harried IT managers that thin clients and virtual computing could help them make sense of it all, and for years the real-world solutions in the market have fallen short due to hardware and software limitations. That’s changed with maturing desktop computing models and the introduction of a new generation of endpoints.
In this whitepaper, IDC explores the challenges facing companies looking to implement the technology, discusses the market forecast and provides an overview of the benefits of Virtual Client Computing.