Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a business policy of employees bringing personally owned mobile devices to their place of work and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers and databases as well as their personal applications and data.
BYOD offers an alternative with smartphone and tablets technologies, for small customers to manage business without infrastructure collapse. Now the main technology providers are opting for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop virtualization.
According to what we saw at the VMworld 2012, desktop virtualization is the latest trend, the join initiative between CISCO, EMC and VMware known as the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) is seen as an opportunity for an interesting growth market. This partnership allowed to create an unique virtual solution where EMC developed storage products together with Cisco’s servers.
Dell instead prefers an end-to-end approach of acquisitions and developed a layered solution focused at a corporate level to the midmarket, taking advantages in its end-to-end coverage and midmarket focus.