Quantifying the business value of IT investment is vital in today's tough economic climate. Every investment is expected to show strong and tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the economic impact (business value) of deploying Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Microsoft has made available several resources. The following three get you started:
"customers are shifting their approach to delivering apps on desktop. For e.g., take a look at how BMW is using App-V in conjunction with their Windows 7 rollout. They've ~80,000 pcs across 24 production sites in 13 countries with 250 global branch locations, over a 1000 apps to deploy, with an average cycle time of 4 week-long packaging & compatibility testing per app. BMW's choice for deployment, App-V NOT VMware's ThinApp. Why???
BMW chose App-V because it's part of MDOP suite and integrates smoothly with System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft's software suite for managing large groups of Windows-based computers. "We found App-V streaming to be better than the comparable [VMware] ThinApp capability," says Dr. Martin Rudolph, BMW Group.