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Effectively License User Applications on Virtual Desktops

Published: 28 March 2014

ID: G00261215

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan , Nathan Hill


Most end-user licensing agreements apply to traditional PC delivery models, making it a challenge for IT managers to effectively license applications on a virtual desktop to ensure compliance. Here, we deliver guidance to understand and avoid the pitfalls and optimize spend.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • What You Need to Know


  • Understand Whether You're Covered With Existing License Use Rights
  • Prioritize Device-Based Licenses
  • Achieve Compliance for Virtual Desktops
  • Ensure These Activities Are Coordinated by the Software Asset Manager
  • Review Vendor Options for Licensing Applications
  • Use Software Solutions to Enable Entitlement Control

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