"The benefits of virtual desktops are pretty straightforward. IT
gains control and efficiency, and even maintains better security,
since patches and software updates are centralized -- meaning IT
can be confident that they've been done.
"Meanwhile, device costs can be trimmed way back, with virtual
desktops being pushed out to repurposed, legacy PCs or inexpensive
thin clients. Why, then, are there few real-world examples of
virtualized desktop infrastructures?"