Desktop Virtualization Adoption, ROI, and TCO 2009

March, 2010


Is the time right for investing in desktop virtualization? This report examines desktop virtualization adoption trends, providing data on how many organizations have the technology in place, how many are in the process of implementing it, and how many are expanding implementations. We also look at the economic experience of those that have adopted virtualized desktops. We examine the percentage of organizations that report positive and break-even ROI within a two-year period. We also balance the potential ROI against the risks, measured in terms of the percentage of organizations that exceed budgets for total cost of ownership (TCO). (15 pp., 6 figs.)
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