Estimating Value in End-User Computing

The last few years have seen a major shift in the way organizations plan, select and deploy technology capabilities to their workers. The range of choice has expanded at every level; in devices, applications, ways of working, potential suppliers and ownership. Expectations have rocketed too as users have become more knowledgeable and better equipped. The rapid uptake of mobile devices and applications has accelerated everything,...

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Changing Desktop Economics: Cost Leadership with Horizon 6

VDI has long shown a lower TCO than physical desktops, but until mid-2014 the savings were in operational costs; per user capital costs were actually higher, representing a barrier to adoption for many organizations. With the launch of Horizon 6, the scenario changed and VDI is now the lowest capital-cost option, as well. This was a significant landmark for end-user computing, but not the end of the story. VMware sees cost reduction...

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VMware Horizon 6 – Driving Costs Down with VMware Virtual SAN Integration (Again)

The capital cost of virtual desktops has been a hot topic for some time now. As market interest in virtual desktops has grown, an increasing number of customers have faced the realization that the cost of servers, storage and networking is often more than the cost of physical PCs. The savings they targeted in operations and administration would be partly offset. Over the last two years, the market has innovated to drive these costs...

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It’s Hard Making ‘Plans’ in End-User Computing

The last five years have seen the rise of a new burning requirement in end-user computing (EUC): building a transformational plan. Before then, most organizations made their plans around upgrade and renewal of their PC installed base – exploiting the stability and increasing commoditization of a mature and well understood platform. But since 2008, newer generations of technology have moved into the mainstream, expanding the range of...

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Case Study: Making the Case for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

There are a number of technical and functional benefits that can be derived from implementing a virtualized desktop infrastructure, but making a strong business case for VDI in financial terms can be a major challenge for IT professionals. Sean O’Mahoney of Republic Bank and Trust Company provides a real-world example of how to make the business case for an investment in VDI. To start, Sean provides an overview of the IT...

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