Enterprise CIO Forum: Will VDI decrease or increase your desktop TCO?

By Chris Midgley for Enterprise CIO Forum

What’s the top benefit you expect to get when you virtualize your desktops? I’ll bet most of you will say you expect to substantially reduce the cost of ownership. And that makes a lot of sense, as desktop management is one of the largest cost centers in IT. The approach to managing desktops has changed little in over a decade, making it ripe for improvement.

According to Gartner, the total cost of ownership of desktops is dominantly operational costs (human time), and not capital costs (hardware and software). That’s a good thing for VDI, where vendors struggle to get costs even close to physical desktops and laptops. So the question is, does VDI substantially improve operational costs?

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Article originally appeared at EnterpriseCIOForum.com.
Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.

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