Why CIOs Are Adopting Virtual Desktops

Why CIOs Are Adopting Virtual Desktops

Costly AcquisitionCostly Acquisition

More than two out of five IT professionals and executives at organizations with at least 100 employees said their department spends $100,000 or more annually on desktop hardware and software.

On the ClockOn the Clock

More than 45% of IT professionals and execs said they spend anywhere from 21% to 50% of their time dealing with desktop upgrades, hardware/software installations, trouble shooting, user issues, etc.

Renewal CycleRenewal Cycle

Nearly one-half said their companies refresh their employees’ computers every four to five years, while two out of five do so every two to three years.

Perfect BlendPerfect Blend

About one-third of IT professionals and executives said their organization uses a combination of traditional desktops and virtual ones, compared to nearly two-thirds of those who said their organizations use traditional desktops only.

Change of PlansChange of Plans

Nearly 33% within organizations not currently using virtual desktops plan to move their employees to some type of virtual desktop within the next three years.

Rave ReviewsRave Reviews

97% of those using Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) are satisfied with these.

Adoption RateAdoption Rate

About 45% of survey respondents at organizations using virtual desktops said 11% to 50% of their employees use them, and 22% said more than one-half of all workers are using virtual desktops.

In-House OperationIn-House Operation

72% of survey respondents at these organizations are using self-hosted VDI.

Continuous EffortContinuous Effort

Six out of 10 said their companies have used virtual desktops to enable staff to work remotely during an outage, severe weather incident or other business disruption.

Top Benefits of Virtual DesktopsTop Benefits of Virtual Desktops

Mobility enablement: 59%, Time savings/efficiency: 56%, Security: 45%, Cost savings: 40%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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