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15 Reasons why Desktop Virtualization Projects Fail

Desktop virtualization is not the same as server virtualization. IT administrators must to take into consideration all aspects of desktop virtualization, including cost, planning, and top reasons why projects fail, in order to succeed.

This videocast sponsored by Dell and Intel features desktop virtualization experts, Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth, who explain the top 15 reasons why virtual desktop projects fail. Learn how to ensure the success of your project by understanding the differences between server and desktop virtualization, setting goals for your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and keeping desktop users happy.


Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert.

He's also written several books and thousands of articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog site,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. He also recently launched to address the emerging trend around the consumerization of IT.

In addition, Brian is the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden.

Gabe Knuth Independent Industry Analyst & Blogger,

Gabe Knuth is an industry analyst and blogger, known throughout the world as "the other guy" at In addition to writing on,, and, Gabe can be seen speaking at industry events such as Citrix Synergy, not to mention TechTarget's own BriForum and VDI Road Shows.

Gabe has been in the application delivery space for over 13 years and has seen the industry evolve from the one-trick pony of terminal services to the application and desktop virtualization of today. As a consultant early in his career, Gabe's exposure to many different types of technologies, organizations, projects, and processes continues to help him as a blogger/speaker. Fiercely independent, Gabe focuses on boiling off the hype and reducing solutions to their usefulness in today's corporate environments.

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
09 Oct 2009

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