IDC: Client Virtualisation Hype Inching Towards Reality In New Zealand

Sydney, Australia, 10th November 2011 – Client virtualisation is now moving closer towards commonplace demand in New Zealand with the emerging consumerisation of IT trend.

IDC’s recently released “Client Virtualisation Special Report: New Zealand” (October 2011, Doc #NZ2672902T) shows there are already more than 40% of organisations that use some form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with an additional 34.8% planning to adopt in the future.

"We expect to see the pilot projects that have occurred in recent times to start evolving into larger deployments within the next three years," says IDC analyst Yee-Kuan Lau. "The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and the consumerisation of IT will also create additional drivers for client virtualisation adoption in New Zealand."

IDC’s research shows that large organisations will have a more diverse device mix in the future, and a multi-device client virtualisation strategy will be a key path to help manage device proliferation.

“Organisations will need some form of support with the proliferation of different technologies before they can effectively deploy a VDI solution,” said Lau. “Systems integrators will be best placed for this task, and they need to work closely with vendors to help end users build a solid business case with a forward-thinking client virtualisation roadmap.”

The recently published report, “Client Virtualisation Special Report: New Zealand” (October 2011, Doc #NZ2672902T) examines the results of a VDI survey and highlights some of the market opportunities and potential inhibitors in New Zealand that vendors and service providers must address