Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
Replacing an aging desktop fleet is an important investment in your business. Faster and more reliable systems that offer the latest technology provide your employees an opportunity to be more productive with less waiting while they work. New desktops also benefit your IT staff, with significantly lower power costs and support for out-of-band management to reduce costly desk side visits.
Managing the PC life-cycle environment can be a complicated and expensive process. Enterprises with old and outdated
systems require increased support, have higher maintenance costs, and see interrupted workforce productivity. However,
consolidating processes and enlisting the help of vendor partners will greatly reduce costs and provide expert-level
knowledge for a better PC life-cycle management operation.
In April 2016, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study with 230 IT decision-makers with knowledge of
desktop infrastructure environments at their organization. All respondents were significantly involved in the decision-making
process for PC and device management and had significant expert-level knowledge about the PC life-cycle process.
The report highlights the key considerations associated with simplifying application deployments through application virtualization and automating desktop provisioning and management through desktop virtualization.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
How to effectively troubleshoot your VDI deployment Virtual desktop infrastructure has come a long way since the first steps were taken a decade ago to run desktop workloads in the data center.
While more pervasive today, VDI technologies are latency-sensitive, and wholly dependent on the network. Complaints of poor end-user experience persist, especially over the WAN at branch offices where bandwidth constraints and latency delays are common.
But there is a way to ensure consistent and reliable VDI performance to deliver:
Enhanced planning and control
Read this brief to learn how the Riverbed® Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution unlocks VDI visibility.
This white paper reveals the five storage imperatives or virtualizing mission critical applications and explains how to improve performance and responsiveness, achieve reliability and availability, reduce costs and implement powerful data protection.
This White Paper discusses end-to-end application performance management in the context of the impact to the business. It then highlights CA’s application quality and performance management solutions for both Web and mainframe applications, with particular focus on the integration of CA Wily with AQM Solutions’ TRILOGexpert APCTM for TriTuneTM with Performance Desktop. It concludes with the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) perspective on the market in general, and on the CA solution in particular.