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White Paper Client-aware Cloud Computing

Experience a Better Cloud with Intelligent Clients

Optimize Cloud Security, Management and User Experience by Leveraging Each Device’s Power and Capabilities

According to the Yankee Group, three quarters of top-level IT executives consider cloud computing a key path for IT transformation and future growth. IDC estimates that the market for cloud services ($23 billion in 2010) will gr...ow at a compound annual rate of 27 percent for the next four years—over five times the projected growth rate for traditional IT products.

These are services expected to be consumed by users with a variety of devices. The devices that users adopt for cloud services vary in capabilities, from basic to powerful and highly intelligent. When intelligent client devices with advanced capabilities are integrated in a cloud plan, they offer an important benefit to delivery, management, and security of cloud services, and for optimizing user experience. These devices should be carefully considered in any IT cloud planning strategy.

Balance and Benefit – The Value of Intelligent Clients in the Cloud

IT managers are increasingly realizing the significance of the capabilities of intelligent client devices–those combining hardware-based security capabilities, advanced manageability, and energy efficient performance. Managers are also seeing the importance of a balanced computing approach to delivery of cloud services, taking advantage of these client capabilities to better manage cloud services.

Read the full Experience a Better Cloud with Intelligent Clients white paper.

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