Desktops, virtualization and security: To many, these three terms may seem mutually exclusive as they are by historical perspective and traditional consideration, in opposition to one another. Desktops offer individuality, personalization and are based on distributed users. Virtualization is associated with flexibility, mobility and cost effectiveness. Security is perceived as being inflexible, rigid and controlled.
With an increasingly competitive and hostile business operating environment, it is important to identify and minimize risks, while embracing changes that allow us to thrive and grow in the marketplace. This paper will briefly examine the evolution of the personal computing environment and how organizations can reduce security risk while providing benefits for both the business and the employee.