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Vendor Landscape: Cloud Workspaces For Desktop Applications

Five Categories Of Vendors Offer Viable Options To Organizations Seeking To Improve Employee Experience

September 1, 2017

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Why Read This Report

Cloud workspaces are a viable alternative to on-premises remote desktop session-hosted (RDSH) and server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for providing employees with flexible access to managed, secure remote desktop and application environments. But there are five different categories of vendors — each with advantages and constraints that aren't obvious unless you understand how the cloud workspace ecosystem works. This report examines the range of cloud workspace options available and explains how each may be suitable for enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) buyers.

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Table of Contents

  • Legacy PC Application And Deployment Models Hold Employees Back
  • Cloud Workspaces Are A Matrix Of Underlying Components
  • Cloud Workspace Vendors Fall Into Two Basic Camps
  • Recommendations

  • Take Four Steps To Prepare For Your Cloud Workspace Evaluation
  • What It Means

  • The Future Of Digital Workspaces Is Cloud
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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