IRG Press Release



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Publishes Research Study
On Desktop Delivery and Virtual Desktops

Los Altos, CA – December 12, 2008 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of its latest report on technology infrastructure, “Desktop Delivery & Virtual Desktops: An IRG Overview.”

On the heels of the success of server virtualization many organizations are giving serious consideration to desktop virtualization. Many vendors, large and small, are competing for their share of this emerging market category.

“Virtual Desktops is an important but confusing topic,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “Virtual Desktops is one of many Desktop Delivery solutions. These solutions are all motivated by a need to reduce the lifecycle cost of PC ownership dominated by administrative and support costs. But when you consider the economics and performance issues, it becomes clear that no existing solution is ideal and that different applications will favor different approaches.”

This report creates a simplified but meaningful framework for considering these market opportunities, understanding the technical solutions and anticipating the relative importance of the different approaches.

Vendors directly impacted by the Virtual Desktop market include Citrix, Desktone, HP, IBM, EMC, Microsoft, PanoLogic, Parallels, Quest Software, Sun Microsystems, Virtual Iron and VMware.

You can download a table of contents for this study by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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