Using cloud and virtualisation technologies and delivering Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is seen as a great opportunity for any organisation looking to increase the flexibility and mobility of its workforce. Whether the main aim is to avoid the cost and complexity of managing Windows migrations, respond to changing business models, enable a shared services model, or support initiatives like bring your own device (BYOD), the outcome has the potential to be positive.
From a strategic perspective, however, a programme of transformation entails much more than simply swapping out ageing PCs and outsourcing or cloud sourcing. Rather, it’s about transforming the entire working environment and the underlying operating model of the business in order to realise new levels of agility, efficiency and flexibility.
Organisations differ as to what this transformed working environment should be called, but we like to refer to it simply as the ‘desktop’ because delivery of a simple, effective desktop to users is what organisations are seeking to achieve.
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