Recession has hit and CIO's task is cut out, to decrease IT costs. Going in for virtual desktops reduces the IT budget by about 10-20%.
A virtual desktop is one where there is no hard disk on the PC ( called client ), and all the data and software's are located in the server, which makes tasks such as updating and maintenance easier for the IT staff.
Various companies like Citrix,VMWare,Parallels, IBM, Microsoft are into virtual desktop business.
But the cost of man hour's lost if the network is down needs to be taken under consideration.