Enterprise Desktop Alliance Conducts Survey of Laptop/Desktop Market

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[prMac.com] Sunnyvale, California - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today opened a new survey to query IT administrators about whether they have non-Windows systems in their organizations, and if so, how many. The results of the survey will provide a refinement to the Enterprise Desktop Alliance's developing portrait of the distribution and management of personal computing devices in the enterprise.

IT administrators are encouraged to contribute to the survey which will be online until June 21, 2010. To participate, click on the link entitled Enterprise Desktop Market Survey below. Participants who complete the survey will qualify to win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate which will be given to one of each 100 respondents.

The survey will provide baseline data about decisions large organizations are making about delivering computing services to employees, either through physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops, or handheld and portable computing devices. Based on the data collected from the survey, IT administrators and software developers will have more information as they make decisions about platform support.

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance has conducted a series of surveys to help identify the priorities that IT managers have when dealing with cross-platform desktop environments. The results of the prior surveys are available in the Resource Center at the Alliance web site.

Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) solutions are specifically designed to maintain the Mac experience for users even as they interface with the Windows infrastructure. At the same time, by extending the standard Windows-based management environment, EDA solutions enable the Mac to be viewed and to act as a peer to Windows in an enterprise. Using solutions from EDA companies, IT administrators can deliver the same standards of service for both Mac and Windows systems.