In the world of complex IT infrastructure and vendor marketing, two technologies are a perfect match for each other - IT consumerization and desktop virtualization, according to a recent CIO report.
According to Ian Song, research analyst at IDC, with so many end-users having computing devices that are not approved, the strain on the IT department can be demanding. However, companies utilizing desktop virtualization are generally better prepared to meet the problems associated with the consumerization of IT.
"You're not going to give everyone two or three computers or try to set up your applications and infrastructure to support every device everywhere, no matter what your resources," said Song.
To combat this issue, a virtual desktop can be created that runs on a server for people using several devices, such as PCs, smartphones and tablets, the report stated.
While desktop virtualization offers several benefits, implementing the technology can be difficult. Peter Blum and Raymond Chew of Citrix recently told ZDNet that due diligence is needed to address security problems, access control and data isolation when utilizing desktop virtualization.