This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the European desktop virtualization services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that lead to vendor success in this market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the European desktop virtualization services market, including global, European, and large regional full-service outsourcers/systems integrators (SIs). The evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters that assesses each vendor's preparedness for current and future market conditions.
"When it comes to desktop virtualization, we would advise companies to try and get ahead of the complexity by focusing on services, standardization and processes as opposed to technology first. They should also deal with strategic desktop management policies (e.g., BYOD) in parallel with virtualization road maps, not afterwards. Finally, it is important not to create a siloed virtual desktop estate, hence the need to coordinate across the physical and virtual desktop estate, including the management tools used to deal with both the virtual and physical side," said Lionel Lamy, research director, IDC European Services.
Computer Sciences Corporation, Dell Inc., Koninklijke KPN N.V., Capgemini S.A., Hewlett-Packard Company, Atos S.A., Computacenter Ltd., Citrix Systems, Inc., Accenture Plc, T-Systems International GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, Fujitsu Limited, Unisys Corporation, IBM, Microsoft Corporation