VDI is the future!
VDI could be the future?
VDI might be the future?
Is VDI the future?
"Hey! We need to do something to future proof our enterprise. Cloud. BYO-something. Compliance. Desktops are dead. Consumerization. New employees. ROI! Tablets... figure it out!"
So... VDI then?
For the consultants out there, how many times have you heard, "Well, we had to do something!" as the answer to the "Why did you do VDI question?"
Everyone knows about all the various benefits of VDI—some real, some manufactured—but I'm honestly starting to believe that the Number 1 reason companies move to VDI is because they felt like they had to do something, and VDI seemed like it a fine enough "something." To be clear, I'm not saying this is the majority of companies since there are a lot of reasons to go to VDI. But if you ask people "Why VDI?" and stack up all the various answers, I feel pretty confident that, "Well, we had to do something!" would be the tallest stack.
Before the comments come in, I can already imagine people saying, "Well, maybe in SMB, but not in the enterprise. The enterprise is too dialed in and sophisticated to waste their energy on a non-reason like that."
Of course my response is "BS! ... Because it happened!"
Seriously, I can name three enterprises that everyone has heard of, right now, that I know for an absolute fact undertook major VDI projects for the sole reason of they didn't know what else to do, and VDI seemed like it was a thing, and really, what can it hurt, so gosh they're going to VDI now. Three enterprises! Household name + shoulder shrug = VDI!
(BTW if anyone reading this has to prove to their boss that they're smart but doesn't know how, might I suggest BriForum 2015 Denver?)
I guess I don't even know if this is a bad thing. I mean it seems bad, but meh, more VDI in the world. I guess they're better off now?