New research from independent consulting firm underscores the need for Desktop Virtualization as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) gains momentum

October 01, 2014

Virtualization Offers the Flexibility to Drive Higher Levels of Employee Satisfaction, Efficiency, Security and Even Competitive Advantages

London and New York, 8:00am ET Sept. 29, 2014 : In a September 2014 survey commissioned by 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, Forrester Consulting today unveiled the increased need for desktop virtualization in enterprise organizations. The consumerization of IT has enabled employees to demand the freedom to choose their devices, applications and even operating systems and the race to create a more employee-centric environment is a key factor that is driving the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement.

The custom Technology Adoption Profile titled “Desktop Virtualization Demand Continues to Grow in Harmony with BYOD,” and conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of 1E, yielded three key takeaways:

  • IT organizations that put employee-centricity at the core of their strategy expect to enable workforce flexibility and opportunities for competitive advantage.
  • BYOD will require the adoption of new and innovative security approaches to control the exposure of company- and employee-sensitive data across different form factors.
  • Local virtual desktops can provide IT with a powerful employee-centric tool to enable them to support their ever mobile workers through BYOD initiatives.

Specifically, the research unveiled that 65 percent believe that employee demands for flexibility is driving increased employee-centricity within IT. Eighty two percent of survey respondents identified greater automation of IT service delivery as the key enabler of improved service, with 72 percent supporting BYOPC (Bring Your Own PC) and 55 percent citing desktop virtualization tools as important technologies for improving employee-centricity.

With the adoption of non-company controlled devices, 58 percent of the IT decision makers that were surveyed believe that BYOD will drive them to adopt newer and better security policies. While security concerns were high, 50 percent of IT decision makers said that BYOD will reduce costs in the long-term, by enabling self-service support for BYOD employees and ultimately freeing up IT time to focus on business-critical technology initiatives.

Download a copy of the 1E Commissioned Technology Adoption Profile here. To learn more about the Technology Adoption Profile and best practices BYOPC policies please register for the 1E webinar featuring a guest from Forrester, taking place on Oct. 16, 2014 at 4 pm GMT.

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