The desktop computer is ill-suited for today’s workforce and customers should move away from keeping data on one device, Maritz said.
During remarks at VMworld in Las Vegas, Maritz said cloud infrastructure is necessary to meet the needs of a more dynamic workforce. Maritz predicted that within five years, less than 20 percent of clients will run Microsoft Windows.
“People under the age of 35 don’t sit behind desks, and they don’t spend all of their time lovingly tending to documents,” Maritz said. “They will be dealing with streams of information that will be coming at them in much smaller chunks and much larger numbers. We’re moving into a new post-document era, and we will need different solutions.”
A cloud infrastrucuture enables administrators to deliver applications and information to people rather than devices, Maritz said.