5 ways Virtual Desktops and Virtual Apps help small businesses succeed in 2019
Virtual Apps and Desktops is a IT concept that revolutionizes the traditional office environment. Users are no longer tied to their desktops, and are instead given tools that promote mobility, reliability and performance. Desktops and individual applications are instead “virtualized” on a robust, reliable server and is delivered over the internet, either locally or globally to the user’s endpoint. Endpoints could be anything from a phone, tablet, laptop or even a desktop. Here are 5 reasons why VDI technology is perfect for small businesses looking to improve their IT solutions in 2019.
As your small business grows, you need your IT solution to scale as well. VDI by design makes it easy to add and remove desktops, from 10 users to 1000 users. Deploying a new desktop for a new user only takes minutes, compared to hours to set up a traditional desktop. VDI technology also integrates into a traditional business network seamlessly, either as an addition to an existing network or even as a new standalone solution.
Bring your own Device (BYOD)
Bring your own Device, or BYOD is an IT concept that employees will be more productive when allowed to use and bring their own devices, such as phones, tablets and laptops to work from. All that is required is a simple client installation that takes less than a minute. Since the desktop is delivered “remotely” from the cloud or server, no data is saved locally on the end device.
As your company expands, your need for specialized talent also grows. By combining BYOD with VDI technology you can expand your search for talent globally, as well as work from any location. No longer must companies rely on local talent to fill positions, now you can find the best talent for your organization and give them the best tools available. Users are also no longer “bound” to the office, by taking their devices home and being able to sign into your organizations virtual desktop or application.
Security can often be an afterthought in a small business network, but VDI technology is inherently more secure than a traditional desktop. Policies can be enabled to prevent users from copying data from the network, ensuring that all data is secured properly on the server. Also since no data is saved to the local device, that means if any end user devices are lost or stolen, you don’t have to worry about a breach in data security as well.
A typical business class desktop can be expected to last 3 years, and as your business grows you will be replacing desktops yearly. However, a properly maintained VDI environment will easily last several years. With users utilizing BYOD and Thin Clients being deployed where desktops would traditionally be used, you can completely leave behind traditional desktop computing.
The Single Server Model
At Vicore we deploy what we call the “Single Server Deployment” to our small business customers, which enables small businesses to easily bring virtual desktop technology into their company without compromising on performance or speed. If you would like to learn more about how we can bring exciting new VDI technology to your company, please feel free to contact us.