IBM launches virtual desktop in India

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 11, 2011 Published on May 11, 2011

Technological giant IBM has launched the virtual desktop in India that offers anytime, anywhere access to personal desktops from mobile devices including tablets, net books, laptops and thin clients.

The IBM Virtual Desktop allows Windows or Linux desktops to be hosted and managed centrally, thus lowering the cost and complexity of managing personal computer environment through rapid deployment of new applications, automatic software updates and reducing the need for help desk requests, IBM said in a statement today.

“The technology helps in to reduce cost by 20 to 30 per cent, improve data security and to increase workforce productivity. We expect installation of 50 virtual desktops by the end of September 2011,” the IBM India/SA Vice-President — Inside Sales Organisation, Mr Jyothi Satyanathan, said.

The company will be offering services through its business partners such as ZSL and Ingram Micro.

“The company is providing training in eight cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to its 104 existing partners,” Mr Satyanathan added.

IBM Virtual Desktop for smart business closes the gaps between previous desktop and virtual desktop infrastructure approaches and is based on a key set of attributes designed to help clients get more out of every IT dollar faster.

Published on May 11, 2011
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