From 2005 to 2012, telecommuting increased by nearly 80 percent, according to Citrix. In the same period, pressure on the enterprise to enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD) for employees has dramatically increased. VDI can eliminate many of the headaches caused by BYOD.
"As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, it's critical to deliver access to applications, data and resources on any device, not just from home, from any location where employees need to work," Hsu says. "It's also important to extend secure access beyond mobile devices to include non-corporate laptops, contractor PCs and laptops, home PCs, etc."