With all this consumerisation of IT and new devices coming out, I am constantly being asked can we use devices like Apple Ipad or Android tablets to run windows based applications. The simple answer is yes. Some people have already achieved this with simplistic ways like remote desktop where you are literally taking over a windows pc or a server and relaying the screen , mouse and keyboard information. However there are better ways where a more controlled option is available.
The answer is simple, it really does for most scenarios. However there are some areas where VDI is simply not an option. There are other solutions that can offer the benefits of centralised management but offer the flexibility of "fat" computing. Solutions like Virtual Computer, who have introduced a new term now called Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV). Before any successful VDI or IDV project its worth performing a pilot to see how it really works for you. There are some great options for pilots and its worth talking to your partner or our teams to figure out the options available for a "try before you buy" in this exciting area.