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The top reasons to deploy virtual desktops now

Developing a virtual desktop environment is not an easy feat, but there are many reasons why it’s worth the effort.

This e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com details the top four reasons to deploy virtual desktops, including lower desktop support costs and application security improvements. Plus, gain expert insight from Brian Madden to learn how to sell desktop virtualization to traditional desktop admins.

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