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Why SMBs Should Consider Virtual Desktops

Once considered a technology accessible only to large enterprises, virtual desktops and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) have been considered out of reach for many small and medium sized business due to cost constraints and lack of technical expertise. However, there is a real need for business of all sizes to have the increased mobility and productivity and cost-savings benefits delivered by desktop virtualization and technology vendors like Citrix and Kavisa are answering the call.

Why should SMBs virtualize?
Reduced PC-refresh budgets – You can save up to 60% over deploying expensive PC replacements by using a VDI infrastructure like VDI-in-a-box.

Cut desktop costs – VDI lets businesses consolidate PC patching and management, reducing PC replacement costs by lengthening the time between PC refresh cycles.

Work anywhere on any device –  Workers are no longer tied to the office. Use Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablet computers to access your personalized desktop anytime you need need it.

Reduce downtown – Virtual desktops provide the ability to manage service levels via policies and a central desktop that is always available, even when a user’s specific PC is not.

Reduced support costs – Administrators manage a grid of VDI-in-a-Box servers centrally with an intuitive wizard-driven interface. Automated policy-based management cuts desktop support costs.

Return on investment (ROI) and affordability – Upfront investment is minimal. VDI-in-a-box delivers high availability without additional infrastructure, cuts out the need for the shared storage, high-speed interconnects and multiple management servers that VDI typically requires. Start small with one or two servers and grow as your needs evolve by simply adding more servers to the grid. No re-design is required.

We invite you to lean more about virtual desktops at our webinar on Thursday, October 27 at 1 PM EST featuring Citrix VDI-in-a-box. Register or learn more HERE.

iPad Productivity Tips for Remote Workers

A recent study by Model Metric claimed that 78% of businesses surveyed plan to deploy tablets for business use by the end of 2013. The challenge for businesses is keeping mobile staff productive while away from the office  — all those iPad apps can sure be distracting. A blog post from WebWorkerDaily lists 7 tips… Continue Reading

Apple iPad, Tablets Poised for Widespread Enterprise Adoption

It is hard to believe the iPad has only been around for a little over a year. In that year, the tablet computer has had a massive effect on personal computing. A new study shows that the iPad is poised to do the same for enterprise businesses. According to the study commissioned by Model Metrics,… Continue Reading

Rising Gas Prices: Energy Saving Tips for SMBs

With gas prices soaring toward $4 per gallon in the wake of the earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan, American businesses are seeking ways to cut their energy costs. High gas prices affect more than just costs at the pump, any industry that involves transportation — this includes anyone who drives to work or for… Continue Reading

Mobile Virtualization – VDI for Your Smartphone

Smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and Androids — employees’ personal mobile devices are playing a key role in increasing employee productivity, at the same time, they are a major pain point for businesses’ IT departments that are charged with data security and device management.  Some IT experts propose that mobile virtualization might be the anecdote to… Continue Reading