Irish IT company Ergo has joined the Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance for virtual desktop delivery. The company says desktop virtualisation is key at a time when firms don’t have the budget to refresh their desktops.
Virtual desktops are also a way for organisations to future proof their IT environment. Subsequent product updates are carried out centrally with none of the complexity associated with having to refresh PCs on a user-by-user basis.
Security and licence compliance are easier to manage, while end users benefit from a virtual desktop that is optimised for the applications they need to access.
James Stevenson, area vice-president, UK, Ireland & South Africa, Citrix, said: “All organisations are under pressure to continue to do more with less. Consequently demand for virtual computing technologies has increased notably over the past year, driven by a realisation of the cost and flexibility benefits the technology can offer and the wider trend of consumerisation.”
Photo: Martin Cullen, SMS&P director, Microsoft Ireland; John Purdy, chief executive officer, Ergo; and James Stevenson, area vice-president, the UK, Ireland and South Africa region, Citrix Systems