End User Computing
New technologies and trends are driving rapid change within end user computing. Many organizations are now providing access to corporate data and applications via smartphones and tablets in addition to traditional desktops and laptops - the biggest challenge becoming the management of this ever changing environment.
The replacement of the Windows XP OS was the trigger point for organisations re-examining how operating systems and applications are delivered across the enterprise. The implementation of a managed desktop environment which encompasses an automated build process and application delivery solution became a natural starting point. IT departments have further developed this to de-couple the applications from the underlying operating system using application virtualisation and layering solutions or by adopting a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution.