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Jun 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # 256606

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment

Authors: David Laing, Robert Young
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This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the client virtualization marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. IDC assesses the capabilities and business strategies of many desktop virtualization vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing client virtualization solutions, during both the short term and the long term.

"Balancing the requirement for increased governance and control over corporate information with the need to empower business users with the modern technologies they need to be productive is opening the door to increased VCC adoption in the enterprise. For OS, application, and VCC software suppliers, the new multidevice reality should increase the shift toward a user-centric model," said Robert Young, research manager, End Point Device and IT Service Management service and Cloud and Virtualization System Software research.

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