Client Virtualization, Blade Pcs Gain Popularity
Server-based computing still most popular alternative PC technology
Client virtualization and blade PCs are gaining popularity, especially at the largest enterprises, but server-based computing is still the most popular alternative PC technology, a new Forrester Research report finds. About 18% of companies have implemented PC virtualization software, and another 8% plan to do so in the next year, the survey of 565 PC decision-makers in North America and Europe finds. Blade PC adoption is at 16% and server-based computing stands tall at 32%, Forrester reports.
Enterprises with at least 20,000 employees are the most likely to adopt these alternative PC technologies. “Large enterprises are in the most pain when it comes to managing and securing the PC environment – from both internal and external workers – and are therefore more willing to be early adopters in emerging technologies,” Forrester analyst Natalie Lambert writes in “Virtualization On The Client . . . Finally!”