In recent years, the emergence of desktop virtualization (VDI) has helped organizations to efficiently address the business and security needs for an increasingly mobile and remote workforce.
Virtual desktops for end users are easier to administer and much more flexible and secure than desktops on traditional endpoint devices such as desktops and laptops. With a virtual desktop, a user accesses business information and applications remotely. The user’s device functions as an input/output terminal; none of the business’ data is stored on the endpoint device. If the endpoint device is lost or stolen, access is terminated and confidential information remains secure.
Just as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems originally available only as insourced, on-premises solutions have matured into cloud offerings such as Salesforce, virtual desktops have also evolved from internally built solutions to the cloud.