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.