Five Reasons To Go Virtual
- Hard-Cost Savings. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) cost less, the client hardware last longer (six to seven years versus four years for a PC) and they consume a fraction of the energy of a desktop PC (as low as 6 to 7 watts for thin clients vs. 150 watts for PCs).
- Ease of Management. Client Hardware is easier to patch and upgrade, and they have slower generational changes than PCs, so you're not swapping out newer versions all the time.
- Centralized Backups. When using virtual desktops, everything is backed up centrally, which eliminates local drive issues. This makes sense for tablets as well, due to their mobility , which leads to loss or stolen devices.
- Regulatory Compliance. Since all the data and applications are centralized, VDI makes it vastly easier to enable and enforce processes and procedures to ensure security, privacy and other best practices.
- Productivity Gains. VDI encourages telecommuting or remote working, which contributes to higher productivity, better morale and lower office space expenses, while decreasing demands on help desks; if there are problems, it's easier to troubleshoot standard images and integrate applications with standard hardware -- plus, end users need less training with standard images.