Best Practices Pairing Virtualization and Centralization

| February 15, 2018

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Centralization and virtualization initiatives are being adopted at a phenomenal pace. The tantalizing results of reducing overall total cost of operation, decreasing desktop management overhead, and improving worker efficiencies are driving technology adoptions to put centralization of computing resources and virtualization into practice.

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