The modern workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and dynamic causing IT leaders to rethink how they can accommodate these ongoing circumstances. Particularly now with the recent changes, a large segment of employees has been shifted to work from home A surge in demand for notebooks and laptops. This may leave some wondering about the fate of the desktop in fast-changing times. Contrary to popular belief though, the desktop is not going to die. It is actually becoming more essential than ever.
The advancement of servers and storage solutions will also allow users with desktops to access their work from any location, which will become increasingly important as the workforce become more mobile. According to a study conducted by Forrester*, 53% of firms offer desktop virtualization on-premises and 64% of firms are using cloud-based desktop virtualization as part of their device deployment strategy. This solution allows enterprise resources to be accessible to employees in remote settings without jeopardizing the enterprise data. It also allows users to utilize the added benefits of desktops without the concern of their physical mobility.
For IT decision makers surveyed, this implementation of cloud-based management of PCs was the second highest priority aside from innovation, as it is significantly more flexible, automated, cost effective and self-service oriented. Virtualization will continue to be the path of innovation for years to come, as enabling better business wide collaboration, improving workforce productivity, and retraining staff to meet the needs of the modern IT environment are essential.