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Escape PC Refreshes with Desktop Virtualization

Jessica Adams
Posted by Jessica Adams on Mar 24, 2016 4:30:00 AM

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Did the launch of Windows 10 this past summer get you thinking about the next cycle of PC upgrades for your business? Did you get a feeling of dread thinking about the budget and time-consuming effort that goes into refreshing your outdated PCs? If so, you’re not alone.

Businesses of all sizes are painfully familiar with the PC refresh process. With an average PC life expectancy of 3-4 years, this ongoing hardware upgrade cycle is a costly and complex process your IT team has to manage on top of continually maintaining, updating and patching apps and OSs.

If this process sounds all too familiar, you might want to join the growing number of forward-thinking businesses shifting away from the traditional PC refresh cycle and using the budget allocated for it to modernize your desktop computing environment with desktop virtualization.

Desktop virtualization is a cost-effective, proven alternative to traditional desktop management that enables you to centrally manage and securely deliver Windows virtualized desktops and apps to any device – PCs, Macs, tablets, smart phones, laptops, and thin clients – all with complete personalization for your employees.

App and desktop virtualization solutions powered by Citrix that empower you to:

  • 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, you can run newer apps on older hardware – extending its useful life – or use low-cost thin clients instead of traditional PCs. With this new approach, you can achieve substantial cost savings over time, from reduced device acquisition costs to lowered energy bills and reduced operational costs.
  • Simplify Management – Manually managing distributed computing devices requires significant operational effort across a range of time-consuming tasks, from OS migrations to application updates. With desktop virtualization, the centralization of apps and desktops in the datacenter streamlines desktop management activities. By allowing new apps and desktops to be automatically provisioned from a single central image, your IT team can spend their time working on more strategic initiatives.
  • Improve Productivity – With the traditional PC refresh approach, your 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 interruptions and frustration. Desktop virtualization enables your employees to access corporate resources on any device, so they can stay productive from anywhere at any time.

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