The days of the enterprise desktop may be numbered. Traditional desktop deployments, with hundreds or thousands of mid-spec PCs running a usually outdated version of Microsoft Windows, are being displaced by DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) solutions that lower the burden of IT management.
Technology has flourished as an industry by creating substitutes for human processes and even for itself. Increasing compute power, storage and bandwidth has helped us to automate, accelerate and connect ever faster with increasing richness and context. Telecoms and then mobile phones replaced mail and in person meetings. Mainframes and PC’s replaced manual computations.
Virtualization of desktop computing capabilities is helping to make IT more of an asset for businesses and in many cases, enhances the capacities of individual employees within an enterprise context. Let’s take a look at how and why these advantages are important.