yep, if you have not tried VMware VDI you are just missing out. It is great and VERY fast, very close to bare metal. With NVME SSD's on your servers and the highest clock rate Xeon CPU's with DDR4 RAM you cannot find a faster desktop and with Nvidia Grid GPU's you have a great experience. You also need to have a very fast thin client(Linux or MacOS) that does not twiddle with the network stack for viruses.
Microsoft and Citrix VDI are a joke.
Is VMware VDI cheaper? nope but it is faster and more flexible. One way is the virus scanning is done at the hypervisor bare metal so the Guest OSes do not have to do AV scanning. There is NO other desktop that can do that. 40 Gig ethernet to the desktop or disk subsystem, nope not gonna happen but in the data center we have that and 100gig networking too. This is the land of big boy toys not these crappy little desktop PC's with a single disk in them.
Maybe your problem is your enterprise guys are stuffed in a little cheap box... They too have to think outside the box!
“Here’s a nickel, kid. Get yourself a better computer”