User Virtualization Emerges As Tonic For Nagging IT Headaches

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 6 00:46:45 UTC 2012

Here's a particularly egregious instance of "words for snow"--and one
trying to escape attention by using "the Sami people of Scandinavia".
> The Sami people of Scandinavia are said to have hundreds of different
> words for snow. The technology known broadly as user virtualization
> doesn't have nearly this many, but its growing importance in IT
> industry circles has spawned a number of alternate descriptions, such
> as 'workspace management', 'persistent personalization' and 'profile
> management'.
> However it's defined, there's no question that user virtualization
> solves difficult problems for IT departments. Its central purpose is
> managing an individual's data, personal files and applications as a
> distinct layer that's separate from the hardware, operating system and
> application layers.


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