Empower your employees to work dynamically across multiple devices.
While tenured workers still prefer to use a desktop or laptop, 2-in-1 devices are rapidly gaining popularity among senior executives. Meanwhile, workers aged 18 to 35 reportedly use a greater number of devices than older workers. These disparate needs place a burden on the IT teams tasked with securing this multitude of distinct devices.
VDI enables IT teams to separate employees' desktop environments – and associated applications and files – from their physical devices, giving companies a safe and simple way to ramp up BYOD programs. Employees can then access their Windows desktop from any device without introducing security risks associated with data residing on remote devices. Even if a device is lost or stolen, key intellectual property resides only within the secure data center, and unauthorized users are not able to access company information without login credentials.
With the upswing in people choosing to work from home, organizations can ensure security as well as convenience by providing workers with a thin client for this purpose. A thin client eliminates the risk of employees logging in remotely using the family PC, and therefore the risk of family members installing software that impacts work, as well as the inevitable issues around sharing the PC with family.
As companies look for ways to enable flexible access to data without compromising security standards or data integrity, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is piquing the interest of IT managers across various industries. With the latest VDI solutions offering far easier implementation and more scalability, now more than ever, desktop virtualization can help businesses achieve the secure, manageable mobility programs employees need.
Are remote data-management concerns stalling your business initiatives? In this slideshow, Jeff McNaught, executive director and chief strategy officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing, offers five ways VDI can simplify IT management.