Virtualization Slideshow: Desktop Virtualization: Are We There Yet?By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 06-28-2011
59% of respondents are either in the process of, or plan on, deploying desktop virtualization within the next six months.
20% of respondents say their company's desktop computers are expected to be virtualized by next year, as opposed to the 5% that are today.
Only 4% of respondents expect their companies to go completely virtual. Half expect to have a mix of virtual and physical desktops indefinitely.
50% of those surveyed estimate that their virtual desktop deployments will take at least six months.
Driving benefits of desktop virtualization (percent respondents):
Reduced cost of management/support (42%)User flexibility and mobility (33%)Improved availability and performance (24%)Hardware/software cost savings (22%)Improved security/compliance (22%)
70% of respondents say they want to use a single tool for managing both physical and virtual desktops rather than separate solutions.
24% of respondents say their company already supports bring-your-own-technology (BYOT), allowing employees to use their own smartphones, tablets, and other devices in the workplace; 38% say they plan to do so.
Top challenges of BYOT (percent respondents)
Security (27%)Managing multiple types of devices (27%)Ensuring a consistent user experience (17%)Ensuring employees have access to needed apps (17%)Ensuring employees have access to data (11%)