This IDC study (a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J12170103) analyzes the Japan virtual client market trends in 2H11 to elucidate the market landscape and to provide 2012–2016 forecasts. Markets covered in this study are thin-client market, client virtualization software market, and virtual client solution market. The entire market is on the growth track with large-scale projects for virtual desktop and signs of diffusion of virtual mobile.
"Businesses are required to improve their company's structure following the developments in IT technology. Taking advantage of IT, in not just business tasks but also in business issues and management, is one of the things that should be done in order to survive in this complex and unpredictable time. To fuse IT into management in the future, IT must keep pace with business, IT assets must be sized to match the changes in the environment and circumstances, and IT must be utilized effectively by means of improving IT operating ratio. Virtual client that is adaptable to changes in workstyle could be one of those solutions," says Hiroshi Shibutani, senior market analyst, PC, Mobile Devices and Client Solutions, IDC Japan.
NEC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, WYSE TECHNOLOGY INC., SoftBank Telecom Corp., Citrix Systems, Inc., Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., KDDI CORPORATION, VMware, Inc., MARUBENI INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Microsoft Corporation
Application and user session virtualization, Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Hypervisors, Linux, Server virtualization, Terminal client, Thin client, Virtual machine software, Virtualized client computing