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Mini Poll In this poll we are trying to get a handle on whether readers are considering breaking with old habits when it comes to desktop refresh strategy.

We've talked about the combined impact of the credit crunch and Windows Vista – causing a hiatus and giving organisations time to think about their own needs rather than rushing off and doing the same as always. This week we're interested to know if you have shared this experience. Here's the poll...

READER POLL

1. Have you been given pause for thought about your own desktop strategy for any reason, to the extent that you might now be considering alternatives to what you have in place currently?

No – we're just carrying on as always
Yes – we're taking the time to review the situation

2. If so, what's caused you to rethink?

We have a strategy to review the strategy
We're fed up with what we have in place and are looking for alternatives
We're interested to see what other options exist
It just seemed like a good idea
Other (please state)
N/A

3. What criteria do you see as most important to your organisation when it comes to evaluating alternatives?

  Mandatory Highly desirable Desirable Not relevant to us
Cost-effectiveness of the proposed desktop approach
Ability to meet networking and other architectural constraints
Supportability of the resulting solution, operational costs
Performance criteria and service level constraints
Want to lock down environment according to policy
Power management and savings on electricity costs
Ability to conform with specific security policies
Ability to demonstrate compliance to regulations
Other (please state)

4. What do you have in place at the moment? (Please tick all that apply)

Traditional desktop and laptop clients running Windows
Desktops/laptops running Linux
Apple Macintosh
Thin clients such as Citrix presentation server
Virtualisation-based desktop infrastructure (VDI)
Other (please state)

5. Which options are you considering – including sticking with what you have maybe? (Please tick all that apply)

Traditional desktop and laptop clients running Windows
Desktops/laptops running Linux
Apple Macintosh
Thin clients such as Citrix presentation server
Virtualisation-based desktop infrastructure (VDI)
Other (please state)

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