Remote working- The world is becoming increasingly connected. We are aware of the economic benefits of globalization, outsourcing, multinational corporations, and increased workplace flexibility. The trend in recent years has undoubtedly been towards more flexible working practices. The traditional 9-to-5 routine is less every day than it used to be with millennials, mainly preferring a work-life balance that isn’t dictated by a period between 9 and 5.
The workplace is trending towards a digital workspace that benefits from flexible working practices, increased collaboration, and productivity. The new digital workspace can be delivered over the Internet to any device with an Internet connection thanks to cloud computing, virtualization, and desktop virtualization.
Let’s turn our attention to Desktop Virtualization for a moment. The reasons for its rise in popularity are clear to see. It provides organizations with increased control over the desktops, increased security through central management of desktops, improved data protection thanks to primary storage, and minimal maintenance time thanks to centralized updates.
It also increases the level of collaboration within organizations. It allows employees to access their desktops from different devices no matter where they are, increasing flexibility and helping companies attract new talent.
Remote Teams Become Powerful
However, we don’t need to look at desktop virtualization in isolation. Combining it with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and then adding Flex Cast Management becomes a powerful tool that enables businesses to implement flexible working practices while maintaining control over the IT environment. This combination provides organizations with increased security, productivity, and cost savings. Let’s take a closer look.
Remote Working Increases Flexibility, Collaboration & Productivity
The benefits of remote work are obvious; employees can work from wherever they choose and in whatever location is most convenient to them whenever it suits their schedule. Compared to traditional 9-to-5 working hours, this increased flexibility enables employees to find the time that works best for them. It improves their quality of life and results in increased levels of engagement and productivity at work.
Employees who are engaged with the business are more productive. They know what is expected of them, have clear job roles, have a sense of direction within the organization, and are likely to be more loyal to the business. Remote working also encourages employees to collaborate more and can improve communication and sharing of ideas.
Remote Working Security & Data Management
Security is another crucial benefit that remote working offers organizations. Many companies have surrendered valuable company data when employees pass on their laptops or tablets when leaving the organization, believing that this device will no longer contain any sensitive data. However, this is a dangerous assumption, with data lying dormant on many laptops and tablets for years despite employees having left the organization or no longer using these devices.
In addition to this lack of control over endpoint devices, there are security risks associated with remote work, such as increased exposure via public Wi-Fi hotspots, resulting in confidential data being stolen.
Combining these three technologies can help organizations overcome many of the common challenges that remote working brings, allowing them to implement a flexible workplace strategy that benefits everyone.