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Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software Forecast, 2016–2020: Activists Leave Their Mark on the Market

Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software Forecast, 2016–2020: Activists Leave Their Mark on the MarketThis IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide virtual client computing software market as defined in IDC's Software Taxonomy, 2015 (IDC #256767, June 2015). This study updates the previous forecast for this market published in Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software Forecast, 2015–2019: Mobile Use Cases Driving Market Growth (IDC #256776, June 2015)."Although, in most cases, it is impractical to completely virtualize all of a given enterprise's desktops or applications, it would be extremely rare to find an enterprise that does not have at least one use case that would be better served with client virtualization. Furthermore, the emergence of new and/or expanded desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings from multiple suppliers supports new pay-as-you-go use cases, from SMBs to the largest of enterprises. In 2016, and beyond, we expect that new pricing and product packaging models will further drive the market for both on-premise and public cloud deployments," commented Robert Young, research director, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software.


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Simplify Management Tools for Virtualized Desktops and Applications
Capitalizing on the Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Application Opportunity
Increasing Security for Virtualized Applications and Desktops
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Consumerization
Vertical Industries
Inhibitors
Economy
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Virtual Client Computing Market Definition
Centralized Virtual Desktop
Virtual User Session
Other Client Virtualization
Methodology
Historical and Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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