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The growth of mobile and changing working practices now require any desktop strategy to be both flexible to meet the different end-user requirements, while also being secure and cost-effective. Understand how the two core desktop virtualization technology vendors have changed their solutions and strategy in 2014/15 to make the value proposition more compelling and comprehensive.


  • The market has changed and the traditional approach to a one-size-fits-all desktop strategy is no longer being followed by many organizations. Citrix and VMware have solutions that share some common capabilities, but both also have differentiating features.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover how VMware has re-engineered its approach to desktop virtualization. Understand the key technologies and how these will enable CIOs to design and build a new approach to end-user computing.
  • Understand the changes made by Citrix to its core technologies and the vision it has for the way in which end-user computing will evolve.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key differences between these two technology vendors' solutions?
  • How is the market changing and why is 2015 the time to reconsider desktop virtualization?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors
  • How the market has changed
  • Limitations of deploying desktop virtualization have now been eliminated
  • Citrix
  • VMware


  • Further reading
  • Author

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