Chapter 6. Workstation Hardware Strategies

This chapter discusses the three fundamental strategies related to workstation hardware. The first strategy is to provide physical machines such as laptops and desktops. We’ll discuss how the product choices vendors make available affect the type, quality, and efficiency of service we can provide. The second strategy is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or virtual machines accessed through various means. The last strategy is to not provide workstations at all. Bring your own device (BYOD) involves providing access to applications and services using the hardware your customers already have.

Most large companies have a mix of these strategies, as they migrate toward VDI and BYOD in an effort to reduce ...

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