Desktop Virtualization and Independent Computing -- a New Kusnetzky Group Paper

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Desktop virtualization makes independent computing a viable option for organizations.

Kusnetzky Group, Inc. today posted Desktop Virtualization and Independent Computing, another position paper intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and virtualization technology in specific. These position papers are written by the well known software analyst, Daniel Kusnetzky, who is now the Principal Analyst and President, Kusnetzky Group Inc. This paper can be found on the Kusnetzky Group, Inc. website.

Paper Overview
Virtualization has been around for a long time and takes many forms. Each of the forms is designed to move one aspect of an application system from a physical environment into a logical or virtual environment. Virtual environments can be created to provide an ideal environment for a function or application that may be strikingly different from the underlying physical environment.

When speaking to IT executives, however, Kusnetzky Group analysts often hear concerns about the experience staff members have with virtual machine-based environments. This, the Kusnetzky Group thinks, is one of the reasons for the limited adoption of this technology on the desktop. The Kusnetzky Group expects each new wave of technology to improve upon that experience. This paper is meant to introduce desktop virtualization and explain how it makes independent computing possible.

About Kusnetzky Group
Kusnetzky Group, a business unit of Acuity Group LLC, brings decades of experience in all areas of the solution life cycle. It offers deep expertise in research, product planning, product development, and product marketing in the following areas: Virtualization technology, System software, Collaborative and personal productivity applications, Developing and deploying Web-based viral marketing campaigns. For more information, please visit


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