Don, you surprise me ....
Of course if you compare the cost of a PC against the
cost (per user) of vdi it will almost never work. You
need to take into accounts all the value proposition
of VDI (security, flexibility, etc etc) associate
some dollars to these things .... and do the math
against the cost of the PC + its operational costs
Isn't this what we have all done for ESX in the last
5 years ?
Ya I know, but hard costs are easy to calculate, but when you get into trying to put a monetary value on "more secure" is where it gets tricking. How much more secure is a VDI solution over what we have now, and how do I calculate how much $$$ this saves us? With ESX you get positive ROI just with the hard costs, so its an easy sell, VDI is a little harder.