A series of informational sessions at the upcoming Interop 2011 conference in Las Vegas will provide IT professionals with insight into the technology of desktop virtualization and the ways it can help companies save money and accomplish goals, according to InformationWeek.

The headlining panelist, the magazine says, is Citrix vice president and general manager of receiver and end-user services Sumit Dhawan, who will be present at a discussion of the "bring your own computer" phenomenon. BYOC-compatible systems allow workers to use whatever type of computer they like - from a laptop to an iPhone - to access a central virtualization server.

InformationWeek's Charles Babcock asserts that, despite some problems at its introduction, virtualization technology is quickly evolving into a lifesaver for tech staff.

"[V]irtual desktop infrastructure, the managed environment in which virtual desktops operate, is coming into focus as the solution to a whole set of problems that confronts IT," he writes.

Some compromises, however, still must be made for virtual desktop systems, but modernized technology and increasingly attractive prices make such products forces to be reckoned with, experts say.

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