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BYOD as part of a Desktop-as-a-Service Strategy

BYOD increases productivity. At least that’s a common justification for acquiescing to employee demands that they be allowed to use their personal devices in the workplace. But while working with familiar computing devices may make individuals more productive, the resulting lack of device and data respository standardization can mean productivity reduction on an organizational level. Fortunately, just as server virtualization has helped unify data center computing, so can desktop virtualization – when implemented as a desktop-as-a-service strategy, mitigate the BYOD computing inefficiencies.
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Desktop-as-a-Service as a Subset of IT-as-a-Service

IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) as a concept is well defined with lots of players and products in the space such as VMware vCloud Director, Cisco Intelligent Automation, CA AppLogic, VCE Vblock, etc. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), on the other hand, tends to invoke thoughts of a cloud provider offering hosted Windows desktops. But when approached as a subset of ITaaS, DaaS enables greater synergy, efficiency and agility.
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