How companies should prepare for cloud computing

Unshackling the desktop should be the first step to cloud computing , saysDavid Angwin, Wyse Technology's marketing director. Desktop virtualisation provides a bridge to a 'true-cloud' world - but it's still 5-10 years away. By breaking the 1:1 relationship between IT user and client hard

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Unshackling the desktop should be the first step to cloud computing , says David Angwin, Wyse Technology's marketing director. 

Desktop virtualisation provides a bridge to a 'true-cloud' world - but it's still 5-10 years away.
 
By breaking the 1:1 relationship between IT user and client hardware, you will build flexibility into both IT infrastructure and business processes in preparation for the cloud.

Given how cloud computing is evolving, demanding a  desktop that will give you 5-10 years service life is critical and use your Windows 7 desktop refresh to fund initial moves. 
 
 
This was first published in March 2011

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