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IBM’s new Virtual Desktop for Workforce Mobility

Hari Anil
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Hari Anil
IBM launched Virtual Desktop, a workforce mobility offering that provides anytime, anywhere access to personal desktops from mobile devices including tablets, net books, laptops and thin clients. This virtual desktop allows Windows or Linux desktops to be hosted and managed centrally, thus lowering the cost and complexity of managing PC environments through rapid deployment of new applications, automatic software updates and reducing the need for help desk requests.

"As IBM's latest smarter work offering, the Virtual Desktop is a First in Series of Integrated Solutions for Midmarket Businesses. VDI, expands the time and place where people can access information, contribute ideas and support customers,” said Anoop Nambiar, Country Manager – Business Partner Organization, IBM India/SA. New features in the Virtual Desktop include high-definition multimedia support and enhanced work-anywhere capability with additional features that simplify management and drive down IT management costs.

The offering supports both Windows and Linux Virtual desktops and can be used on a wide variety of devices including iPads, a variety of tablets, thin clients, and netbooks, broadening the spectrum of user-options, including work-from-home employees, branch offices or field sales teams.

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