Larger desktop virtualization vendors are expected to introduce unified management platforms that will allow firms to access and administer their IT infrastructure safely and securely from a plethora of devices.
According to new research from IDC, desktop virtualization is enjoying mainstream attention and vendors are continually developing their offerings to meet businesses' increasingly demanding needs.
Ian Song, senior research analyst for enterprise virtualization software at IDC, said: "In the next 12 to 24 months, desktop virtualization technologies will move beyond just managing PCs and become a solution that can provide a holistic management paradigm addressing many different facets of end-user computing."
He added that virtualization platforms are maturing at an increasingly rapid pace and vendors will soon be offering unified solutions that will span all new web-ready devices.
"Smaller vendors will also move up-market and take advantage of unified management," he added.
Recently, rival analyst Ovum claimed that chief information officers are increasingly seeing desktop virtualization as a green IT solution.