In the past four months it seems like I’ve traveled on Sunday nearly every weekend. I know I’m not alone on this; it’s the nature of the beast in the desktop engineering world. Their focus is on the end-user, and in order to minimize disruption, things like software rollouts and OS patches have to happen when no one else is working: Sundays and middle of night. I don’t mind the weekend travel too much, but with Father’s Day coming up Sunday, I’m hoping I’ll be able to stay home and relax. I’m sure a lot of other dads out there agree with me.
But I got to thinking about how our industry relates to Father’s Day. A big theme you might hear this Sunday is to “Give Dad a Break.” Well, our business is about giving the desktop administrator a break.
Virtual Desktops Here to Stay
Welcome to the brand-new Matrix42 blog! We’re looking forward to bringing you the insights of our experienced and enthusiastic management team as we explore various topics in the world of workplace management.
Today we’re very excited to kick off the blog with some interesting results of a desktop virtualization survey we launched at Citrix Synergy San Francisco, which took place on May 25-27, 2011. It was another great Citrix event, and a venue for a number of Citrix and partner news announcements, including our own news that we’ve released several new features for managing virtual and physical environments.
We asked enterprise IT professionals at Citrix Synergy for their opinions on the state of desktop virtualization. The findings in a nutshell? Desktop virtualization, at long last, is really taking off in 2011. Our survey found that the majority of organizations are either in process of deploying virtual desktops or planning to start deploying them within the next six months, and an additional eight percent said they have already finished their deployment.
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