Harnessing Virtual Desktops During The COVID Pandemic
Do you and your employees need a way to access work data from home? Desktop virtualization may be the solution you’re looking for.
How would you rate your experience as a work-from-home business so far in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Switching to a remote work model isn’t easy – you need the right technologies and processes in place to maintain business-wide productivity. At the core of this effort is data access – can you and your staff conveniently and securely access your work data?
If you’ve been struggling so far, you should consider investing in a virtual desktop solution.
What Are Virtual Desktops?
As the name implies, virtual desktops virtualize what’s on your computer for you to access elsewhere. When you use a virtual desktop, all of your icons, wallpaper, folders, toolbars, etc. are stored remotely on a server rather than on your computing device.
Desktop virtualization has become more and more popular because of the many benefits it offers to users:
- Reduced Hardware: Instead of each desktop working independently to fulfill its role, virtual desktops allow them to rely on a smaller number of servers to meet those requirements. This reduces the traditionally bloated desktops to “thin clients,” which have just what they need to operate and get everything else from the server as need be.
- Greater Convenience: All your applications and data get stored through the cloud, which grants you unparalleled access from multiple devices across platforms. Depending on how you want the access configured, all you need is the right device and an Internet connection to access your files, whether it be from your home office or elsewhere.
- Improved Security. By hosting your desktops in a digital space, your work is no longer limited to a physical device. A failsafe digital copy can quickly restore any human error or malfunction with a single tool at a moment’s notice.
When appropriately configured and securing, your computing environment can be accessed from any computing device. While you and your staff works from home, all you need is a computer and to sign in to your virtual environment – as simple as that.