2011 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare Research Report

This survey is focused on identifying desktop virtualization technology trends in the healthcare industry as compared to other industries. The study revealed that the healthcare industry is leading the charge with regard to desktop virtualization. Key findings include:

  • 35% of healthcare respondents were using desktop virtualization today. This adoption rate rivaled those of other, traditionally early-adopting industries, such as financial services 
  • The forecasted healthcare virtual desktop deployment rate for the next 12 months is higher than any other industry in the survey. 43% of healthcare respondents expect to have more than half of their users using desktop virtualization. The next highest industry, financial services, predicts 40%
  • The top drivers for IT adoption of VDI in healthcare were remote access (39%), desktop manageability (27%) and user desktop roaming (14%)
  • The primary benefits of desktop virtualization for healthcare respondents were desktop availability (34%), improved user satisfaction (24%) and simplified workflow (19%)
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