Case Study: Making the Case for Desktop Virtualization for BYOD

As employees increasingly look to bring personally owned laptops and other devices into the workplace, many organizations find themselves considering a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy. For an IT professional, this raises key questions, like how to ensure users have access to the applications and resources they need for their work and how to implement a secure, data protection plan for their organization. Managing disparate,...

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How to Simplify User Desktops with VDI

IT professionals supporting complex, growing or aging desktop infrastructures know that the amalgamation of data from different sources on each user’s machine increases the complexity of managing user identities. In a recent Google+ Hangout, vExpert Barry Coombs of Computerworld Systems LTD discusses the role VDI plays in simplifying disorganized, disparate desktop resources and profiles. In organizations where desktop infrastructure...

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The Cost Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

Although many IT professionals understand the value of exploring desktop virtualization, the cost and business benefits are not always articulated outside of IT. In a recent Google+ Hangout, vExpert David Davis of TrainSignal discussed how he successfully made the case for desktop virtualization by showing how it would both help the organization achieve cost savings, as well as open the door to unrealized benefits and efficiencies....

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How to Calculate the Real Cost of VDI

When calculating the costs of implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), it’s important to look past the initial upfront investment and take into account the long-term costs and savings too. During a recent Google+ Hangout, Rick Varju of Foley & Lardner LLP discussed the preliminary costs and long term benefits of VDI, showing how IT professionals can present a strong business case by reducing technology costs over time...

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