on 07 December 16
If you havenât yet got on board with virtual desktop technology, nowâs the time to start thinking about it. Shifting and new working patterns, coupled with increased pressure on businesses, has led to a new demand for better IT infrastructure that can meet the changing needs of both companies and workers.
A virtual desktop allows users to access all the facets of a desktop - but inside a virtual machine, eliminating the need for hardware upgrades and enabling users to switch between operating systems.
Moreover, a virtualised desktop allows users to work anytime, from anywhere and from any device â PC, tablet, mobile.
Here are ten ways virtual desktop technology could make your life easier.
1 Meet business growth demands
Todayâs businesses are rapidly changing. Those on an upward trajectory know they need to stay ahead of the pack to edge out their competition. Virtual desktop technology allows companies to give their workers greater access over company information - driving growth - while also ensuring control and security.
2 Flexible and remote working
The proliferation of new technology and a greater focus on work-life balance has given rise to remote and flexible working: employees working from home, or on the move â on the train, in a coffee shop.
Virtual desktop technology helps facilitate this rise by giving employees access to work documents from wherever they are. The standard nine-to-five is no more.
3 Cost savings
Virtual desktop technology helps companies save money. Because everything is centralised, firms donât need to worry about laborious new technology fit-outs â everything is updated from one central server. Absolved of the cost involved with managing PC hardware and software can bring about significant savings for businesses.
4 Better access
Big projects often involve lots of different employees â sometimes working across time zones. Virtual desktop technology supports such projects by giving workers greater access â resources and documents can be shared across the employee base, meaning they can log on and work at any time.
5 Managed security
Because virtual desktops are centralised through one main server, companies harnessing the technology have much greater control over their data than other systems.
Through centralised administration, companies can enjoy a holistic view over their data and manage it effectively from one central source.
6 Emergency response
In crisis situations, senior management can respond quickly by harnessing virtual technology: jumping online from a remote location using their iPad, for example.
Virtual desktop technology breaks down the traditional barriers of company communication, allowing employees to come together in a much more fluid and dynamic way.
7 Long-term management
Virtual desktop technology means no frequent updating of systems. Central management means that files do not need to be backed up, new patches do not need to be applied to applications and updates do not need to be installed.
8 Fewer problems
Having desktops managed through a data centre means that when problems occur, they are a lot easier to manage. It isnât necessary to attend the actual PC and try and fix it: it can be done from the data centre.
9 Go green
Virtual desktop infrastructure can be environmentally friendly, with many virtual desktops using less electricity than a standard computer.
If youâre looking to up your carbon footprint, then a virtual desktop could well be the way to go.
10 Be future-ready
Virtual desktop technology is at the cutting-edge of todayâs business applications. Those harnessing it are arming themselves with what they need to survive in the business of the future.
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