Mapping Session: Virtual Desktops

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Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens Street

San Francisco, CA 94158

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Mapping Session: Virtual Desktops
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In 2011, IT pundits predicted that virtual desktops will become mainstream by 2014. Then the enterprises encountered storage performance and licensing issues.

Finally, amidst a perfect storm of market drivers and use cases, in 2013 we saw enterprises overcoming inertia to start adoption of virtual desktops.

A virtual desktop platform facilitates deployment of complete workspaces in the cloud, delivering business & productivity applications alongside a complete back-office system to users anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Virtual desktops empowers organizations to support mobile, distributed workers, embrace BYOD, increase responsiveness and service quality, all without compromise to security, performance or control.

This interactive c-level panel discussion will highlight the pros and cons of virtual desktops.

Ashar Baig - Research Director, Cloud, Gigaom

Seth Bostock - CEO, IndependenceIT
Sumit Dhawan - SVP Product Management and GM Desktop Division, VMware
Janakiram MSV - Principal Analyst, Janakiram & Associates
Mitch Parker - VP and GM of Citrix Cloud Service

Mission Bay Conference Center
Thursday, June 19
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
Room: Conference Room 1, Level 2

Mapping Sessions are industry insight events open to Gigaom event attendees. The sessions are live, interactive, facilitated discussions with a small and focused participant audience that conclude with actionable information and analysis that will be compiled and shared on the Gigaom Research site: e.g., data sets, ecosystem maps, bulleted analysis takeaways, as appropriate.

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