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Give Users a Personal View of Their Data and Applications

The desktop of the future will not be a single physical device but a collection of different devices and environments. Applications and data may be located across a combination of locations for example: a virtual desktop running on a server, a home notebook computer and a webmail account. End users want the same view regardless of what device they use to connect to their desktop or where their applications and data are located – the user wants a universal client. IT organizations on the other hand want to simplify management and take control of desktops and applications cost effectively. Universal client is the next evolution in desktop computing including virtual desktop infrastructure.

Decouple applications, data, and operating system from the hardware and deliver them to the user rather than a device. Give users a personal view of their applications and data, whether they’re on a thin client or laptop, in the office or on the road. Intelligently deliver applications and data to any device and allow users to focus on their jobs rather than the tools. Balance the requirements of your business with the needs of your users and create a seamless experience where applications and data follow the user and not the device.

Build the Desktop of Tomorrow, Today
Business is more dependent on technology than ever before, yet more frustrated by its inflexibility. With an increasing mobile and globally dispersed workforce using multiple devices on multiple platforms, they struggle to connect to their data and applications across a tangle of web, desktop, and server based solutions. IT struggles to retrofit and manage the tightly bound single purpose system of OS, applications, and hardware. And when a user breaks or misplaces a computer—productivity stops, security is breached, and intellectual property can be lost. Reconnecting is no easy task: days are lost bringing users back on line and weeks go by as IT tries to recoup lost information.
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Improve your Desktop Management
The monolithic model of tightly coupled hardware, operating system, and applications cannot keep up with today’s global economy while complying with business, regulatory, and security objectives. You need flexible solutions to drive your infrastructure based on the needs of your business. See how to improve your desktop management and:
  • Deliver personalized applications and desktops to a user, not a device
  • Enable flexibility with control
  • Centrally manage and secure user desktop environments

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Time to rethink traditional desktop deployment
For IT organizations, desktop management is manual, time-consuming and expensive. Ensuring data security and regulatory compliance is complex when desktops are distributed around the globe. Business continuity is difficult to implement when users are tied to their physical PCs. The longer users keep their PCs, the more that performance degrades as patches and application updates inevitably cause bloat. The alternative is to replace or re-image the machines, meaning disruptions and loss of productivity.

Is desktop virtualisation the answer?
First-generation desktop virtualisation technologies enable the centralization of desktops by creating virtual desktops in the datacenter, which makes them easier to secure and backup. However, many of the same desktop lifecycle management issues persist – IT still needs an efficient virtual desktop manager to manage, maintain and update each virtual desktop image, along with all its installed applications and user settings.  In addition, many first attempts at desktop virtualisation introduced new challenges – most notably, degraded user experience over networks and the high costs of networked storage needed for each user’s desktop image.
Desktop delivery – the next generation of desktop virtualisation
Citrix XenDesktop™ offers a next-generation, user-centric desktop virtualisation solution that provides a complete system for desktop delivery.  XenDesktop dynamically assembles virtual desktops on-demand, providing users a new and pristine, yet personalized, desktop each time they log on – ensuring that performance never degrades. In addition, XenDesktop’s high-speed delivery protocol provides unparalleled responsiveness over any network which helps in desktop optimization. For IT organizations, XenDesktop greatly simplifies desktop lifecycle management and radically drives down cost of ownership by separating the delivery of the desktop OS, applications and user settings.
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