IBM Announces New Virtual Desktop Flexible Workplace Solutions James Hicks June 30, 2012 Business, Cloud IBM has just announced a set of workplace solutions that are aimed at enabling clients to create a simple, cost-effective environment that allows employees to use any device to access workplace applications anytime and anyplace. I saw this news come across the wire and was immediately attracted to it since we recently published a story dealing with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure solutions are designed to help clients get ahead of the rising trend toward employees bringing their own electronic devices to work. It allows organizations to manage desktops centrally while small or large numbers of users can access desk top applications from any location or device, including personal computers, tablets, smart phones, laptops and thin clients. The solutions were created to help clients escape the constraints of physical computing — simplifying desktop management, tightening security, and enhancing overall employee productivity. From the press release, “…The IBM offerings support the widest range of industry hardware, software and virtualization platforms across various industries, including health care, education, financial services and retail, as well as the public sector, local, state and federal government agencies.” The IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure solutions come fully-tested across hardware, software and services to help streamline IT administration and help take the guess workout out of the transition to a virtual desktop environment. The offerings were created in collaboration with leading solutions providers such as Citrix, Virtual Bridges and VMware.