Desktop Virtualization Adoption, ROI, and TCO

September, 2010


Organizations that virtualize desktops are achieving success at high rates, and the cost of deployment is often less than expected. 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. To give additional insight, we look at the economic experience of those that have adopted virtualized desktops. We examine return on investment (ROI) experience in terms of 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). (16 pp., 8 figs.)
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