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Transforming the Workspace with VDI

In the increasingly mobile world virtualizing the workspace is becoming essential for the enterprise, but doing this effectively, while keeping in mind compatibility and implementation challenges can be difficult and resource expensive.

So join Tom Howarth, experienced virtualization veteran as he discusses why you should offload your workspace, how you can manage your virtual environments and prepare your infrastructure to effectively transform the workspace of your organization with VDI.
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