Companies take bold steps into desktop virtualization

Mobility sparks a move toward desktop virtualization, as benefits begin to outweigh challenges and ROI battles.

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At the new Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the maxim "do no harm" extends beyond caregivers to members of the technology team, especially when they undertake a sweeping desktop virtualization project that could impact the daily routine of up to 9,000 clinicians.

"If we're going to take on technology change inside a critical care setting, and with systems that serve our sickest patients, we've got to have a well-thought-out plan for making sure it works and that there's backup," says Stephen Sears, director of cloud and virtualization services at the 1.6 million-square-foot hospital.

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