Escape the PC refresh cycle with desktop virtualization
Many IT teams are looking for alternatives to the traditional PC refresh cycle. Repurposing the PC refresh budget to deliver desktop virtualization is a proven approach that reduces costs, simplifies management and improves productivity.
Almost every organization is painfully familiar with the annual PC refresh process. With an average PC life expectancy of about 3 years, this ongoing cycle is a costly and complex – not to mention frustrating – process requiring significant IT resources. And, with changing business needs, it’s becoming increasingly challenging. As alternate endpoint devices such as smartphones and tablets become more common and users have an expectation of working from anywhere on any device, many IT teams are looking for alternatives to the traditional PC refresh cycle. Repurposing the PC refresh budget to deliver desktop virtualization is a proven approach that reduces costs, simplifies management and improves productivity.
Desktop virtualization benefits
- Reduce costs: With the traditional PC refresh approach, a large portion of the annual IT budget is allocated to replacing aging devices. By investing in desktop virtualization and using low-cost thin clients instead of perpetuating this cycle, businesses can achieve substantial cost savings over time, from reduced device acquisition costs to lowered energy bills and reduced operational costs.
- Simplify management: Managing distributed devices requires significant operational effort across a range of time-consuming tasks, from OS migrations to application updates. The centralization of apps and desktops in the datacenter streamlines desktop management activities. By allowing new apps and desktop to be automatically provisioned from a single central image, IT resources can spend their time working on more strategic initiatives.
- Improve productivity: With the PC refresh approach, employees face productivity losses at virtually every turn. From troubleshooting out-of-date programs to downtime during system upgrades to learning to use a new machine, the cycle can cause ongoing interruption and frustration. Desktop virtualization enables employees to access corporate resources on any device, so they can stay productive from anywhere.
Desktop virtualization can benefit any organization, regardless of company size, industry and IT resources. If you want to provide an up-to-date user experience more simply, at a lower cost, without the burden of traditional PC refresh cycles, desktop virtualization is the solution.