The inherent problem with virtual desktops is: Change.
A change in the core principles that people have been using, arguably, since the Windows 3.11 for Workgroups days. Processes have been fundamentally similar in a vast majority of private enterprise and home consumer computing for 20+ years. Sure the technology has advanced, the graphics has gotten better, and the desktop has been “webified,” but you still double-click on a desktop icon to open it.
So why has virtual desktop not taken off? You’ve heard me say it before (here, here, and here) and I’ll say it again…
People, Process, & Politics. We’ll discuss this more in depth in a later post.
What I wanted to hit on specifically today, was the People part. So, without further adue, here’s that DatacenterDude HOWTO guide to get your power user’s on-board, willing to give up their clunky workstation, and truly understanding what virtual desktops means to your company.