VDI Strategy Paper

How to design and a game changing VDI strategy in the AEC sector (and what kind of results you can expect)

Executive summary

For architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) companies as well as other sectors, such as the automotive and media industry, brilliant collaboration translates into superior competitive advantage. The key is to get more from core applications – like computer-aided design (CAD) – by replacing inflexible fixed expense models with agile consumption-based costing. The readymade opportunity is for CAD to be delivered over virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Yet success to date has been limited. Lots of people know how to do VDI, so what’s the secret sauce? How do you turn a just okay VDI solution into a game changer? This paper examines the business and technical issues that need to be considered for a successful transition.