This IDC study examines the virtual client computing competitive market for the period from 2008 to 2016, with vendor revenue trends and market growth forecasts. Worldwide market sizing is provided for 2011, with trends from 2010. A five-year growth forecast for this market is shown for 2012–2016. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors is provided for 2011.
"Virtual desktops drove the growth in the virtual client computing market in 2011," said Brett Waldman, senior research analyst, IDC. "However, the desktop paradigm is going through a transformation, and the ability to deliver desktop applications is going to be just as, if not more, important than delivering an entire desktop in the near future."
Application and user session virtualization, Application virtualization, Cloud system software, Desktop virtualization, User session virtualization, Virtual machine software, Virtualized client computing