A secure & productive way to work remotely with Windows Virtual Desktop & AzureIT Resource
The Pursuit of Secure and Productive Remote Work :: With many people continuing to work from home, organizations have had to shift from traditional remote access services to high demand availability requirements to support users from new locations and devices. Unfortunately, many organizations sacrificed security to quickly get their employees set up to work remotely. IT teams are scrambling to find ways to get their employees connected and working productively while putting cybersecurity on the back burner. Shifting to remote work can create a myriad of security gaps and concerns if done incorrectly. This has created an immediate need to enable secure, remote IT practices that are simple, efficient, and can be done from anywhere on any device.
Let’s take a look at some of the quick, secure, and remote setups that pose real IT challenges.
Security and compliance – Meeting compliance requirements and ensuring secure network access remains paramount, especially when employees are working from different devices in various locations.
Budget and resource constraints – Additional investment in on-premises virtualization and hardware can be expensive and time-consuming and puts pressure on available IT budgets as well as on human capital.
Scaling and capacity issues – The ability to scale quickly and handle the variable server load of a virtualized workforce is critical to business continuity and employee productivity. Additionally, hitting capacity issues at peak usage times can trigger expensive investments in additional infrastructure as well as interruptions to productivity.
Bring your own device – If employees do not have a company-issued laptop or desktop to work from home, it’s crucial to ensure that these employees can securely access company resources from their own unmanaged devices.
How do you overcome these IT challenges while ensuring employees can still work productively and securely?
We are excited to introduce Windows Virtual Desktop – today’s modern desktop experience. Windows Virtual Desktop makes it easy to enable secure remote work by using a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in Azure.
Windows Virtual Desktop:
- Enables employees to access their workspace securely from anywhere in the world
- Gives you the most cost-effective, seamless way to move to the Cloud or support your hybrid environment
- Helps your employees stay as productive with a virtualized experience on a PC, phone, tablet, or browser as they are with a physical PC sitting right in front of them
- Helps reduce the costs and resources associated with managing on-premises infrastructure
- Ensures No VPN slowdown giving you more scalability for crisis events
- Reduces device cost by running programs inexpensively from your devices, like thin clients, Chromebooks, and NUCs
Work is no longer constrained to the office and employees need to be able to stay productive and secure, whether working remotely, in the field or on-site.
Here’s why we think you’ll love Windows Virtual Desktop:
Best Virtualized End-user Experience – Windows Virtual Desktop is designed to work with Office. This means your employees will have uncompromised Office 365 email and calendar performance, and real-time Outlook search.
Enhanced Security – Windows Virtual Desktop is built-in Azure which means security comes standard and is easy to set up. You can easily control access to sensitive company and customer information and be confident it’s secure.
Efficient and Simplified Management – One service supports both desktop and remote applications. This makes it easy to quickly set up new employees or manage applications across user groups.
Superior Economics – Windows Virtual Desktop is the only way to access Windows 10 multi-session. It’s the most cost-effective way to give employees the full Windows 10 experience they’re used to.
Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Greater workload mobility, increased security and performance, automated operations – they’re all benefits of virtualization that make IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate.
To learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop, read our FAQ. IT Resource provides professional guidance and management for Microsoft Azure. To learn more or get started on your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment, contact us today.