IT Business Edge: Desktop Virtualization Trends in Health Care

Imprivata, a leading global provider of health care IT security solutions, recently announced its "2013 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare" report, the company’s third-annual survey about the adoption rates and benefits of desktop virtualization and cloud-based applications in health care. According to the study, the proliferation of desktop virtualization in health care continues to increase, with the use of server-hosted virtual desktops (SHVD) up 39 percent and the use of server-based computing (SBC) up 23 percent from last year’s survey. The study also indicates that a mixed use of both SBC and SHVD is becoming more commonplace, with 49 percent of respondents indicating that they are using both technologies today (compared with 23 percent from the 2012 survey).