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Creating a Business Case for Desktop Virtualization
While at first glance, virtualization seems like a great cost reduction mechandism, many IT managers do not realize initial cost savings . In fact, cost is frequently brought up as a major deterrent to desktop virtualization. And companies who are trying to justify the investment to senior management, are still struggling to estimate the ROI and potential costs of desktop virtualization. This learning series will outline how you can build a business case for desktop virtualization, while focusing on increased security, manageability and flexibility for the end user. The speaker will review the specific areas of cost savings including reducing or re-allocating IT staff, extending endpoint refresh cycles, and improving employee efficiency and productivity and potential reduced support costs down the line.
SpeakersAaron Kizer Dell Services Natalie Lambert Director, Product Marketing, XenDesktop, Citrix Systems
Natalie Lambert, director of product marketing at Citrix, is responsible for the go-to-market strategy of XenDesktop. In her role, she is driving web based programs and key alliances to ensure broad understanding of desktop virtualization. Ms. Lambert joined Citrix in 2009 after 7 years at Forrester Research, where she was the leading expert on desktop virtualization, desktop management, and desktop security. In that role, she advised clients on technology investments and best practices surrounding the enterprise computing environment. Ms. Lambert has been widely quoted in the press, including outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.