Do you see organizations using desktop virtualization to address the issue of unprotected data on laptops? Or is it too much of an expense or undertaking for most organizations?
The fact that desktop virtualization can simplify the backup process is simply an add-on benefit. It isn't usually enough of a compelling reason by itself to make an organization adopt the technology.
It is important to remember that desktop virtualization assumes that any time a user wants to access corporate resources, they log on to a virtual desktop. The problem with this assumption is that there are likely to be times when the user does not bother logging on and simply works locally. I have yet to see an organization provide mobile users with access to virtual desktops, but also perform laptop-specific backups. This means that data stored on the laptop's local hard drive may still be at risk in spite of the investment made in desktop virtualization.
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