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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is here to stay

The virtual desktop has been getting a lot of attention these days, but what are the true advantages and disadvantages of virtualizing the end user’s work environment? Not too long ago, when a company hired a new employee in a corporate setting, a desktop or laptop purchase was associated with that new hire. And along with that, other costs were associated with the hardware such as licensing, cabling (if required), power use, support and maintenance. A lot of the costs were not a day-one spend, but came over time and in most cases were recurring, as end users and PCs required hardware and software updates or replacement.