Recession ‘brings big IT changes’

The recession will bring 'significant' changes in IT for businesses, as firms look to cut costs and improve functionality and performance.


The recession will bring ‘significant’ changes in IT for businesses, as firms look to cut costs and improve functionality and performance.

The recession will bring ‘significant’ changes in IT for businesses, as firms look to cut costs and improve functionality and performance.

Michael Dean, group marketing manager of the National Computing Centre, says more companies will adopt virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which involves the desktop being located remotely so it can be accessed from anywhere, in a bid to cut outgoings and create profitable companies.

‘Traditional fat-client technologies are expensive and time consuming to maintain, VDI offers a way for organisations to provide similar levels of functionality and performance but at reduced cost,’ he adds.

Dean states the technology, which allows workers to access virtualised IT resources over the web, is also more flexible.

The expert says it means more employees can work from home and still access their desktop, potentially cutting costs further as less office space will be needed.

He adds that virtual desktops have been around for a number of years and so are ‘generally considered robust’.

A recent report from the International Data Corporation, which made key IT predictions for 2009, states more firms will expand ‘into the cloud’ or virtualisation as it presents low costs.

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