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Enabling Digital Transformation Leveraging Virtual Client Computing: Trends and Dynamics

Enabling Digital Transformation Leveraging Virtual Client Computing: Trends and Dynamics

This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into the role of virtual client computing in digital transformation."Virtual client computing (VCC) has evolved from an edge-case solution for mobility workers and specific security scenarios to a mainstream solution for general computing clients and flexible client design. This evolution has come in response to, and has shaped, five market dynamics, which will continue for the foreseeable future," comments Shannon Kalvar, research manager, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization. "By first creating and then leveraging the new workspace design skills enabled by this evolution, companies can achieve strategic, tactical, and operational advantages in terms of cost of transition, the life cycle of client assets/access, and hybrid digital/physical workspace configurations creating unique productivity opportunities.

Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Industry Dynamics
Dynamic 1: Shift from Bundled Products to Platforms of Configurable Solutions
Dynamic 2: Shift from Presentation of Applications or Compute to Active Enablement/Enhancement of the Work Experience
Dynamic 3: Acceleration and Increased Transparency Throughout the Procure, Provision, Operate, and Retire Life Cycle
Dynamic 4: Diversification of Work and Workflow Across Partnerships, Disrupting the Concept of the "Client"
Dynamic 5: Increased Integration with and Transitions Within the Physical Space
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