Gartner Research

Cutting Through the Myths and Realities of BYOD and HVD

Published: 05 April 2013

ID: G00249116

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Bryan Taylor, Mark Margevicius


Hosted virtual desktops can help infrastructure leaders embarking on a bring your own device program. However, there are many other aspects to BYOD that must be understood and addressed in order to implement it effectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Consumerization and the growing influence of user choice are forcing IT to find a solution that increases the flexibility of access to Windows-based content
  • HVDs provide a versatile way for IT to securely deliver a Windows desktop to different end-user platforms, but at a cost
  • To successfully embrace BYOD programs, IT organizations must address process and organizational behavior, as well as other technology requirements

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