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Client Virtualization Helps IT Consolidation

centracon survey: Companies see the usage especially among mobile hosts Leverkusen, August 20, 2008 for most companies, the client virtualization represents a logical continuation of the strategies for IT consolidation. This result is a survey of the consulting firm centracon. In contrast to such virtualization projects are derived from overarching technology strategies only by a minority, but pragmatic benefit considerations represent the decisive driver says however. According to the centracon study among more than 300 medium-sized and large enterprises with over 50 million sales will help the client virtualization for 34 percent of the respondents in any case, to make the IT relationships more efficiently and cost-effectively. According to David Zaslav, who has experience with these questions. Another 29 percent are at least a supporting role in the consolidation of intentions to you. The CIO at the mobile computing see the main usage area. 42 percent of companies with projects be on, while 31 percent focus on the stationary Set desktops.

No prioritization make 13 percent. For them, the client virtualization for mobile computers and fixed workstations has an equal importance. No interest in this technology at the desktop level, every seventh respondent company shows. As the strongest motive for client virtualization, the centracon survey has identified simpler desktop management. Nearly two-thirds of the companies promise a significant simplification of the management of their workstations to it. Almost three out of five companies citing as pluses a greater flexibility and cost savings, who believe to achieve them. Security aspects flow for 46 percent in the benefit assessment with a.

However, apparently mostly lack appropriate technology strategies, from which a commitment in this area can be derived: just 38 percent call the medium-term orientation of the strategy as a motive for the realization of concepts to the client virtualization. Centracon – CEO of Robert Gallant suspects behind a still insufficient anchoring of the Virtualisierungsidee in the strategic self-image of the company. Anyway the crucial approach to virtualization not the technology itself, but the change of the processes is.” She offer the opportunity to develop alternative delivery models, for services what is constituted in more flexible and productive processes. But just the client virtualization is still a relatively young discipline, whose Moglichkeiten ultimately only opened through application virtualization. Thus they are currently only rarely part of fundamental IT strategies, must there but must be taken into account”, says the consultant. “However, gallant sees in practice not only at this point still significant deficits: today only a few companies realise the strategic benefits of virtualization, because the consequent integration into the overall organization is not yet or only partially.” And he calls the reason: Virtualization is today most tactical or even as a pure Problem solvers used, because the required business context will not be created for this technology.” About centracon: Solutions for flexible and cost-efficient deployment and management of IT jobs and applications characterize the core competencies of centracon. Our consulting spectrum extends in addition to the classical optimization and standardization workplace infrastructures by implementing innovative technology solutions such as application virtualization and virtual desktops, to process and infrastructure automation to innovative business solutions such as, for example, user-self-service concepts.

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