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Taking the DaaS Plunge: Five Questions to Answer Before Pursuing Cloud Desktops

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00318605

Analyst(s): Mark Lockwood

Summary

As the hype and potential of cloud-based virtual desktops grow, technical professionals focused on the workspace must be fully aware of the technical, operational and financial impacts before using DaaS to replace VDI or physical computers.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What Is My Goal?
  • What Are My Use Cases?
  • Where Are My Users?
  • Where Is My Data?
  • What Is the Cost?
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

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