March 20, 2018

VDI Technology Is Changing The Traditional Workspace

By CloudTweaks

VDI Technology

These days, the location and nature of a workplace can be rather fluid. No longer are modern workplaces tied to static locations which employees daily visit. Of course, many of us continue to work in bricks-and-mortar structures and cubicles; however, given various companies’ increasing use of virtual tools, workspaces can now be in a significantly greater variety of locations.

For example, workers might regularly visit customers at their own sites, like a classroom or patient bedside. Delivery trucks and oil rigs are other examples of typical workplaces in the twenty-first century. Such conventional business tools as file folders, fax machines and computers can now be readily accessed from mobile devices – and VDI technology has helped further ease use of these tools.

Why should your company make the digital transition?

VDI Workspace Technology

Introducing a stronger digital element to a previously conventional workplace can ensure that workers are just a few clicks away from accessing vital resources, including data and communications. This situation can accelerate your company’s results – and, thus, directly impact the company’s bottom line for the better.

The situation also prevents employees being tied down to the usual 9-5 routine. With virtual work, they can carry out responsibilities as both necessary and appropriate. According to statistics shared by Oxford Economics and reported by Citrix, 69% of companies have reported virtual work improving employees’ capabilities in problem-solving, 66% in customer service and 65% in stress management.

All your base are belong to one place

Nonetheless, in assessing your company’s current desktop network, you might eventually conclude that Citrix on Azure is the solution to which your company should turn if it wishes to leap to digital. RedPixie, one major provider of Citrix on Azure, explains on its website that, if you struggle to manage multiple desktops that are in disparate locations, Citrix on Azure can help you manage and customise all of those desktops from a single location.

You might also have been long reluctant to invest in new software for your business, leaving many of its desktops running legacy operating systems such as Windows 7. You can migrate those computers to Windows 10 more easily and quickly if, beforehand, you add resource capacity to the cloud. This is possible with Citrix on Azure and can help you hit the digital ground running.

Insecurity problem? You can banish it in your infrastructure

Security concerns are understandably likely to be close to the forefront of your mind. Fortunately, a Citrix on Azure solution can combine security merits of both Citrix and Azure, which each come with access controls allowing you to significantly bolster your firm’s security against virtual threats.

Security is a matter that should be especially heeded if your workers daily bring Multiple Devices to work. However efficient and portable these devices might be, your employees’ use of them could be risking the organisation’s data unless a secure and well-managed infrastructure is in place.

Sadly, in attempting to secure and integrate employees’ devices, your company could be hamstrung by traditional desktop infrastructure. However, according to Microsoft, 94% of organisations using Citrix on Azure unlock benefits which their previous on-premise solutions did not provide.

Make EX-traordinary savings with a DaaS solution

In the procurement, provision and management of traditional desktop estates, IT labour could swallow up half of all of your company’s financial expenditure on its on-premise PC infrastructure. However, switching to the more innovative Desktop as a Service – or DaaS – infrastructure provided by Citrix on Azure can free up much money that can then be diverted to mission-critical processes.

This is possible because Citrix on Azure is almost entirely free of CAPEX costs, while its OPEX costs could see your business pay as much as 80% less for storage. Furthermore, as DaaS derives from a pay-per-use model, you don’t need to pay for more than the resources strictly necessary.

Does your business have its eye on expansion?

If so, easily scalable business processes can come into their own. Should your company continue with an On-Premises solution, it would need to contend with costs of upgrading software and adding new hardware. Forgoing such improvements could hinder your company’s growth; however, the business could adapt itself more speedily when it uses Citrix on Azure.

This DaaS solution can provide elastic infrastructure which Azure users commonly perceive as a crucial benefit of using cloud services. You can learn further about plus points of switching to Azure Citrix VDI if you visit the website of RedPixie, a company which could also help implement this solution for your business.

By Ben Rosenberg

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