From Rob Enderle … Dell, EMC, Cisco Tackle BYOD With Desktop Virtualization:
What is interesting about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) efforts is that they are more effectively driving thin client solutions than the thin client movement itself did a decade or so ago. This is because the variety of devices, combined with the lack of focus on business requirements by Apple, has made it untenable to support each device individually.
As a result, IT departments are aggressively exploring alternatives that provide the experience users want on their devices-largely iPads, iPhones and Android smartphones-without causing support organizations to implode. The leading contenders are virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop virtualization.