2013 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare: A Global Perspective
This report is a follow-on to Imprivata’s third-annual survey about the adoption rates and benefits of desktop virtualization (as well as cloud-based applications and services) in the U.S. healthcare industry, which was published in August and can be downloaded here.
The Global Perspective report expands the survey to include respondents from the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) healthcare industry to identify global trends and perspectives about desktop virtualization and cloud computing in healthcare. Highlights from the report include:
- Desktop virtualization remains prevalent in healthcare in the U.S. and EMEA. In the U.S., 75 percent of respondents use Server Based Computing (SBC) today and 57 percent use Server Hosted Virtual Desktops (SHVD) today. In EMEA, 84 percent of respondents use SBC today and 42 percent use SHVD today.
- Adoption of desktop virtualization is expected to rise over the next 24 months in both the U.S. and EMEA healthcare industries, with the adoption of SHVD expected to increase far more rapidly in EMEA over the next 24 months (74 percent as compared to a 25 percent expected increase in the U.S.). Based on this forecast, usage of SHVD in healthcare in EMEA is expected to surpass usage of SHVD in healthcare in the U.S. in that timeframe.
- Healthcare organizations in the U.S. and EMEA use a variety of different endpoint devices for SBC and SHVD, with adoption rates of thin and zero clients expected to increase rapidly and tablets and smartphones emerging as endpoint devices for desktop virtualization.
- Today, fewer than 30 percent of healthcare organizations in the U.S. and EMEA use cloud-based applications and services, but over the next 24 months, the use of cloud computing is expected to increase by 57 percent in the U.S. and by 88 percent in EMEA.
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