Your employees need access to their work in any situation. Whether it's a last minute change to a presentation, taking a sick day and working from home, or conducting a meeting with company members around the world, virtual technology is a business reality. And a virtual desktop allows you to work from anywhere, anytime.
But is it safe? Is it optimal? Which software is best for virtual business?
Here are 6 reasons why your business needs to use virtual desktops.
1. Heightened Cybersecurity
With increased cybersecurity incidents on SaaS, there has been a shift to virtual desktops. Ransomware and malware, as well as other local security risks, have proven to be too much for anti-virus software and firewalls on the devices themselves. This has become more of an issue since most businesses are online.
To curtail this problem, go virtual with your company's online work. Create an extra layer of cybersecurity and don't rely 100% on the device itself. By using IT as a Service, you can consolidate security measures and centralize your cybersecurity.
2. Cloud Computing Connects Your Company
When you save your data in the cloud, it can be accessed and worked on by others within your company. In simpler terms, having a virtual desktop allows your company's documents to be reachable by remote and traveling employees.
3. Lower IT Costs by Eliminating Infrastructure
Having virtual desktops at the core of your company lowers infrastructure costs. Servers, complex switching, and other hardware is eliminated. This saves on hardware cost, software licensing cost, and long-term maintenance and replacement costs.
IT can manage virtual infrastructure more efficiently making the cost-per-device more cost-friendly.
4. Employee Versatility
You can hire any qualified candidate, anywhere in the world. You are no longer restricted to your local geographic location. Employees can take travel and still be connected to the business.
From assistants to business owners, a virtual presence allows for versatility in the workplace. In fact, everybody could be out of the office and tasks can still be accomplished with speed and efficiency.
5. Multiple Ways to Set Up
The best way to run virtual desktops for your company is through Desktops as a Service (DaaS), which are hosted desktops. You can use cheaper hardware like netbooks to access cloud-based virtual desktops. This means you can use your favorite device, even a Chromebook, to work on your Line of Business applications.
6. Keeps Everything in the Back End
As a monthly service, DaaS is set up with back-end infrastructure and maintenance. Centralizing your VDI allows IT to administer support easily. This also allows additional IT oversight and faster incident responses due to stolen laptops, security patches, or malware.
When you use a VDI, you leave the important data within the secure software, instead of leaving it vulnerable to be easily manipulated on local hardware.
VDI is the Future of Business
Virtual Desktops have been a part of businesses for decades with Citrix Metaframe and now with Citrix XenApp. The increased Internet speeds, more powerful servers, and need for additional security makes this the right time to migrate your IT infrastructure into a virtual desktop environment.